Though and never collaborated on wax, it’s clear that the latter had the utmost respect for the former. Xan, a member of the same “SoundCloud School” as the late X, seemed to rise to prominence around the same time, despite never quite amassing a similar cult-like following. In any case, Xan clearly views X as somewhat of an inspiration and has decided to pay homage accordingly. Today, the Be Safe rapper took to Instagram to showcase a new piece of themed artwork, which he likely commissioned to hang in his pad.

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The gesture speaks to Xan’s current mindset, which seems dedicated to doing right by the fallen. It’s well documented that his upcoming Be Safe album is a dedication to his friend and idol Mac Miller, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Xan pay homage to X on the same platform. We’ve already seen the rapper ink an X tribute on his face, which speaks volumes to the extent of his admiration. This homage, however, is far less permanent, but thoughtful nevertheless.