6ix9ine

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6ix9ine
6ix9ine gesturing at the camera
Hernandez in 2018
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Hernandez
Also known as
  • Tekashi69[1]
  • Tekashi 6ix9ine[2]
  • Wallah Dan[3]
Born (1996-05-08) May 8, 1996 (age 26)
New York City, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present
Labels
Children2[4]
Website6ix9inestore.com
Signature
6ix9ine's signature.svg

Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as 6ix9ine (stylized 6IX9INE and pronounced "six nine") and formerly as Tekashi69, is an American rapper. Hernandez is known for his distinctive rainbow-themed look, tattoos, aggressive style of rapping, public feuds with fellow celebrities, legal issues, and controversial public persona.[5][6][7]

Hernandez rose to mainstream fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut single "Gummo", which was certified platinum by the RIAA.[8] In early 2018, Hernandez released his debut mixtape, Day69. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[9] He later earned his first top-five entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fefe", featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, peaking at number three.[10][11] His debut studio album Dummy Boy was released on November 27, 2018 after being delayed a week earlier due to his arrest. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.[12][13]

Hernandez pled guilty to using a 13-year-old child in a sexual performance in 2015.[14][15] He was arrested in November 2018 on racketeering and firearm charges among others.[16][17] Hernandez pled guilty to nine charges in February 2019.[18] On December 18, 2019, Hernandez was given a sentence of 2 years after testifying against the Nine Trey Gang. On March 22, 2020, Hernandez requested to serve prison at home because he is at a higher risk of attracting the COVID-19 due to his asthma.[19]

Hernandez is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tekashi69 Has Plan to Get Out of Jail Before September Racketeering Trial". TMZ. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  2. "Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty to Nine Criminal Counts, Details Emerge". HYPEBEAST. February 2, 2019. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. "10 More New Rappers You Should Know". HYPEBEAST. August 8, 2017. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. "Court Hearing Reveals 6ix9ine Has a Second Child (UPDATE)". Complex. Archived from the original on December 20, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  5. "Tekashi 69 Has Plan to Get Out of Jail Before September Racketeering Trial | TMZ.com". web.archive.org. April 8, 2019. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. "UPDATE: Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty to Nine Criminal Counts, Details Emerge". HYPEBEAST. February 1, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  7. "10 More New Rappers You Should Know". HYPEBEAST. August 8, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  8. "Gold & Platinum: 6ix9ine - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  9. "Top 200 Albums - Billboard 200 chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  10. "6ix9ine Releases New Album 'Dummy Boy' With Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & More: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  11. "Drake Dominates Hot 100 for Fourth Week With 'In My Feelings,' DJ Khaled's All-Star 'No Brainer' Debuts at No. 5". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  12. "Stream Tekashi 6ix9ine's New Album "DUMMY BOY"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  13. "Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, 6ix9ine's 'Dummy Boy' Debuts at No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  14. Caramanica, Jon (March 21, 2018). "Two SoundCloud Rap Outlaws Push Boundaries From the Fringes". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  15. "Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His Public Comments". Jezebel. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  16. "Rapper 6ix9ine jailed on racketeering and weapon charges". Forbes. November 23, 2018.
  17. Nast, Condé (July 11, 2018). "6ix9ine Arrested for Allegedly Choking 16-Year-Old". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  18. "Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to nine crimes and says he joined gang". The Guardian. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  19. Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is requesting home confinement over coronavirus fears, arguing that his asthma puts him 'at very high risk of death' in prison