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|“||The scumbag persona is just for shock value.||„|
|~ Tekashi 6ix9ine|
Daniel Hernandez (born May 8th, 1996 [age 24]), known professionally as 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine") or Tekashi, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. His musical career has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping, while his controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-themed look, tattoos, public feuds with fellow celebrities, and legal issues. He is also well known for his over usage of the word "n*gga".
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Hernandez first became widely known in 2017, after releasing his debut single "Gummo". The song became a national hit, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and enjoyed further commercial success after gaining platinum certification in the United States. He went on to release the mix-tape Day69 a year later, which contained three additional singles to also chart on the Hot 100, while the mix-tape itself debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 album chart.
A few months later, his single "Fefe" featuring fellow rapper Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, peaked at number three on the Hot 100 and acted as the lead single for his debut album, Dummy Boy (2018). Despite generally negative critical reception, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
Hernandez's outspoken public persona and legal issues have received significant media attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct on social media and feuds with other celebrities. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and was sentenced to four years' probation and 1000 hours of community service. In 2018, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drug charges, for which he pleaded guilty in 2019, and is facing a possible 47-year prison sentence. He is allegedly part of "a violent sect of the Bloods" known as the Nine Trey Gangsters. He was held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn under the general population before being moved to another facility due to security reasons, as Hernandez had multiple altercations with fellow prisoners, including those belonging to the Crips street gang.
Daniel Hernandez was born on May 8, 1996, in Bushwick, a working-class neighborhood located in the Brooklyn district of New York City. His mother, Natividad Perez-Hernandez is Mexican originally from Atlixco in the state of Puebla whereas his father was Puerto Rican. His father's name was also Daniel Hernandez. His mother came to the U.S. in 1988 to seek a better life and opportunity and is also diabetic while his biological father left when he was in the 3rd grade. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and has sung in Spanish in the 2018 songs "Bebe" and "Mala". In 2010, when he was 14, his stepfather was shot and killed from the view of his house. Hernandez was raised by his older brother Oscar.
Hernandez suffers from depression and PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) ever since his stepfather's murder. He also suffers from asthma. He was eventually expelled from school in eighth grade for bad behavior due to being emotionally disturbed by his stepfather's death and instead of returning from school, he worked as a busboy to help his mother financially. Hernandez dealt with drugs in order to access, including cannabis and heroin sales on the streets while working at a local Brooklyn bodega. Eventually, he was arrested and sentenced to a prison in Rikers Island, where he began to ally himself with "violent sect of the Bloods" known as the Nine Trey Gangsters.
After Hernandez developed a rap career in 2014 on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud, under name "Tekashi 6ix9ine" or just simply 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine"), he released several songs, including "Scumlife", "Yokai" and "Hellsing Station" and released music videos for these aforementioned tracks, which includes anime clips as visuals. These music videos were released by Slovakian record label FUCK THEM.
Daniel "Tekashi" Herandez became popular, or in this case, infamous for his over-the-top appearance, such as rainbow-colored hair, excessive tattoos on his face and body respectively, and rainbow-plated grills. One of his face tattoos was based of Jigsaw's puppet Billy from the Saw horror film franchise.
"GUMMO" and Other Songs
After being featured on the song "Poles1469" by fellow rapper Michael Lamar White, better known as "Trippie Redd", Hernandez released his debute single "Gummo" was released on November 10, 2017 and he started getting more recognition afterwards. The song was a commercial success despite its lyrics, where he shouts the word "n*gga" 24 times. His other lyrics consisted of him talking sex, guns, drugs and robbing, and Hernandez later released "Kooda" and "Keke" featuring New Jerey, which were both commercial successes, charting at the US Billboard Hot 100. He later broke a Youtube Record for most views in 24 hours with GOOBA. He debuted his first billboard number 1 with TROLLZ.
Tekashi 6ix9ine's most notorious/infamous criminal charge was the child sex charge from 2015, in which he had physical contact with a 13-year old girl. Hernandez distributed three videos that are described in his criminal complaint: in the first, "the young girl performs oral sex on the separately charged defendant Taquan Anderson, while the defendant, Daniel Hernandez, stands behind the child making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks. The child is nude in the video." The other videos show the child on Hernandez's lap while Anderson gropes her breasts, and later sitting naked across the laps of the latter and Hernandez.
On July 12, 2018, Hernandez was arrested in New York for an outstanding warrant, in which he allegedly choked a 16-year old at a Galleria mall in Houston, Texas in January 2018.
In November 2018 he tried to redeem himself by snitching on bloods. However, he mentions Trippie Redd and Cardi B who do not relate to the incident. One of the names he mentioned that was true was Mel Murda a.k.a Jim Jones
He was released in April of 2020 for house arrest due to his vulnerability to the coronavirus (COVID-19) because of his asthma.
|“||I'LL BE ON THE BLOCK ON THE REGULAR!||„|
|~ 6ix9ine's most famous lyric of his song "Keke", and of one of his early songs, titled "On The Regular".|
|“||The scumbag persona is just for shock value.||„|
|~ Hernandez about his persona.|
- Nine Trey Gangsters.jpg
The Nine Trey Gangsters, the criminal gang 6ix9ine is supposedly affiliated with.
Picture of 6ix9ine with straight rainbow-colored hair.
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- Hernandez cites Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. as his biggest inspirations, as well as rappers DMX, ZillaKami and 50 Cent.
- Hernandez has the number 69 tattooed over his body 200 times.