Meaning of “Jocelyn Flores” by XXXTentacion
“Jocelyn Flores” is a song performed by the late American rapper XXXTentacion. The lyrics of the song pay tribute to a woman named Jocelyn Flores who committed suicide in 2017. The rapper also uses the song to talk about his struggles with the passing of Flores and how her death has made him suicidal.
Jocelyn was a model, a fan and friend of XXXTentacion. In May 2017, she tragically committed suicide in a Florida hotel room while paying X a visit. It was later revealed that the model had been battling with severe depression prior to taking her own life.
A few months before the release of the track (in the wake of the suicide), X talked about Jocelyn’s tragic death on Instagram. According to him, the young model’s death was a “devastating situation” to cope with and that it “f****d” him up so badly.
In addition to speaking about the passing of Jocelyn on his Instagram broadcast, X also used that opportunity to offer condolences to the girl’s family.
FYI: XXXTentacion also dedicated his single “Revenge” to Jocelyn few days after she died. The single’s cover art is a picture of the suicide note Flores left behind.
Less than a year after the release of the track, on 18th June, 2018, XXXTentacion himself was tragically killed after being shot by two assailants in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was only 20 years old.
Who was Jocelyn Flores?
Aside the fact that Jocelyn was a model and a fan and friend of XXXTentacion, not much is known about her. There have also been rumors that the model was in a brief romantic relationship with X and that she took her own life as a result of relationship problems with X. X never confirmed or denied these rumors.
That said, it is noteworthy that Jocelyn, who had been flown to Florida for a photoshoot, had been staying with X in Florida at the time of her tragic suicide.
Facts about “Jocelyn Flores”
- The song was written by XXXTentacion and Shiloh Dynasty. The reason the latter received writing credits on the song is because it samples her track “I know You So Well”.
- The song’s production was taken care of by Potsu.
- “Jocelyn Flores” was officially released on August 25th, 2017 as the second single from his debut studio album titled 17.
- The song has a total length of just 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- No official music video was made for this song.
- “Jocelyn Flores” went on to become one of X’s most successful songs in his short career and life. The song debuted at number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100. On the UK Singles Chart, it peaked at number 39.
- The name “Jocelyn Flores” doesn’t appear in the song’s lyrics.
Does “Jocelyn Flores” sample any other song(s)?
This track samples Potsu’s 2017 song “I’m Closing My Eyes“, which in itself also samples the song “I Know You So Well” by Shiloh Dynasty.
What musical genre is “Jocelyn Flores”?
This track can be grouped into a variety of music genres, including: hip hop (alternative), emo rap, and lo-fi.
Popular Samplings of “Jocelyn Flores”
- Yung Nazty – “I Know You So Well So Well”
- XXXTentacion – “Guardian Angel”
- Bogotten- “Sickness”
Note: In the case of XXXTentacion’s “Guardian Angel”, “Jocelyn Flores” is played backwards.
Movies/TV Shows on which Song has appeared
“Jocelyn Flores”was featured in episode 8, season 4 of the American drama series, “Ballers”by Stephen Levinson.
- Polarrana – August, 2019
- Xeinn – July, 2018
- Prettymuch -September, 2017
- Jovan Perez – May, 2019
- Koji Kobura – June, 2018
- Vict Molina – December, 2017
- Eiden XII – April, 2018
- Phelto – March, 2018
In addition to hitting number 1 in the United States, “Jocelyn Flores” was also a top 10 hit in the countries listed below:
- UK – 2
- Sweden – 7
- New Zealand – 4
- Czech – 9
- Belgium – 10
- Australia – 8