Brockhampton’s Joba Discusses His Father’s Suicide 

Brockhampton is an American alternative hip-hop group from San Marcos, Texas, formed in 2015. The group Brockhampton is a boy band group founded by Kevin Abstract and Brockhampton currently consists of 14 members. Joba is one of Brockhampton’s members and he has struggled with mental health since his father’s suicide when he was just 11 years old. The singer released a new album in September 21st, 2018.

Some of the topics that are talked about in the album “iridescence” are mental health, suicide, and personal loss. In Brockhampton’s new album, “Light”, Joba opens up about his struggles with mental health and suicidal thoughts. In one particularly poignant moment while reflecting on the incident, he raps about how he felt after his father’s suicide: “I just felt numb/ I was looking at the bloody backdrop/ I was looking for a way out.” Note that this article contains explicit discussions of suicide and may not be suitable for everyone. Please use caution when reading.

This is not the first time Brockhampton band has addressed mental health in their music scene, and content warning: this article contains discussion of certain things that could be triggering for some readers including but not limited to: mental health, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide’.

Please note that while Brockhampton members do rap about personal experiences with mental health on ‘Light,’ this article will not be going into detail about any specific member’s struggles but rather focus on the group as a whole and their mission statement.

What Is Brockhampton Band About? 

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The hip hop collective consists of Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Merlyn Wood, Joba, Bearface, Romil Hemnani, Dom McLennon, Russell “Joba” Boring, and Jabari Manwa. They are currently signed to RCA Records and released their major label debut album Saturation II on August 25, 2017. The group’s musical style has been described as a fusion of alternative hip hop, experimental rock, emo rap, and cloud rap.

What is the group’s light pt song about? The light pt is about a member father’s suicide and how it affected Him. The song is honest, open, and vulnerable, “light” is a stark contrast to the bloody backdrop of “Joba”. It’s a song about numbing oneself to the pain of loss by filling the void with drugs and sex. Another song ”new machine” talks about broken dreams and what it feels like when those dreams die. It’s a song about feeling lost and hopeless after his father’s death. 

Is There Any Album Dedicated To Brockhampton Joba Father?

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The answer to this question is Yes! Joba opens up about his father’s suicide on the new album “Light.” The album’s artwork features a bloody backdrop with skull fragments scattered around; a jarring juxtaposition to the upbeat songs on the album. “Light” is an apt title for the new album; it is full of hope and optimism despite the dark subject matter. For fans of Brockhampton, this new album is a must-listen. It is a brave and honest look at dealing with personal trauma, set to some of the most inventive and catchy music the band has ever made.

What Caused Joba’s Father’s Suicide?

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Brockhampton member Joba has opened up about the devastating period in his life: his father’s suicide and how it affected him in a new interview. He discusses how he felt numb after his father’s death and how he struggled to cope with the sudden loss. He also talks about how the band’s music has helped him to deal with his pain, and how their new album, ‘Light’, contains several songs about suicide.

Joba’s father’s suicide is a tragedy that has haunted the Brockhampton singer for years. In another recent interview, The amazing and talented singer opened up about his father’s mental health struggles and how they led to his untimely death. His father was also a talented musician, but he struggled with depression and addiction. These issues eventually took their toll, and Joba’s father took his own life when Joba was just a child. This devastating event had a profound impact on him, and he has since been candid about his own battle with mental health. In remembrance of his father, he has started a foundation to help others who are struggling with mental illness. He is also working on new music that will hopefully provide comfort and healing for himself and for others.

While the circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear, there are a few factors that may have contributed to his decision to take his own life. First, Joba’s father was struggling with alcoholism, and it is possible that he was unable to cope with his addiction. Second, he may have been experiencing financial difficulties, which can be incredibly stressful. Finally, it is also possible that he was struggling with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. While there is no way to know for sure what caused his father to take his own life, these are all possible contributing factors. Nobody knows for certain what led to Joba’s father’s suicide.

What’s One Particularly Poignant Moment For The Boy Band?

‘New Light‘ album describes Brockhampton at their best; it is a light in what feels like just darkness as of late’. It is an expression of loss and emptiness.

The talented singer in his new album details the moment when he found out his father had died by suicide. One particularly poignant moment on Brockhampton’s “Light” comes towards the end of the album, on the track “New Light”. Here, he opens up about a suicide attempt he made following his father’s death. While the majority of the album is marked by its positive and uplifting energy, “New Light” is a much more intimate and personal moment. The track begins with a content warning, letting listeners know that explicit discussions of suicide will follow. The backdrop of the song is bloody and skull fragments can be seen in the music video, which is a powerful and poignant visual representation of Joba’s mental state at the time. The song ends with a moment of silence, followed by the sound of skull fragments shattering. This moment is both shocking and deeply moving, offering a glimpse into the darkness that can sometimes consume us. Thankfully, Joba is alive and well today, and “Light” is a reminder that even in our darkest moments, there is always hope for a new day.


The events of Joba’s life, though tragic, have not stopped him from moving forward. He is an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention and wants to help others who are going through what he has been through. The story of Joba’s father’s suicide is heartbreaking, but his message of hope and resilience is one that needs to be heard.

Ella Williams

Ella has been a fan of Brock Hampton since forever. The band inspired her to start making her own music. She is a musician and accomplished content creator.

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