Referencing X’s L.A. memorial, Grandmaison said, “The fact that there was that many people outside, I think, just goes to show that this whole mainstream music narrative of him being a piece of s**t is just not something that that many people would relate to.” “And anybody who really gave a f**k about his music knows that he’s a lot more than that,” he added.
Though some may call X’s comparison to Tupac “shortsighted,” the ONSCMESHIT owner said he felt like “the way [X] impacted people is completely on the same level.” “We’re not gonna stop hearing about this kid,” he said, before sharing that he sees X still being discussed 20 years down the line.
The day after X’s death Grandmaison organized X’s Los Angeles memorial. According to reports, hundreds of people came out in tribute.
After a while the event moved from peaceful to riot-level disruptive. Fans were said to be climbing on cars and jumping off of roofs into the large crowd of people. The gathering ended with authorities firing rubber and pepper bullets.
However, Grandmaison said he “didn’t see much violence.” “I seen kids moshing around. I seen kids, you know, dancing, running through the streets, jumping on their friends cars,” he said. “I know they sent the swat team out and everything, but the kids for the most part were pretty respectful.”
“I feel like a lot of these kids just feel lost. They might not have ever lost their favorite artist,” he added.