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Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez

(1996-05-08) May 8, 1996 (age 25)
Other names
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter

Years active2014–present[4][5]
Musical career
  • ScumGang
  • Tr3yway
  • TenThousand Projects
Associated acts

Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), also known as 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and Internet personality. 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.

Hernandez rose to mainstream fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut single "Gummo", which was certified platinum by the RIAA.[6] In early 2018, Hernandez released his debut mixtape, Day69, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[7] He later earned his first top-five entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fefe", featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, which peaked at number three on the chart.[8][9] His debut studio album, Dummy Boy, was released on November 27, 2018, after being delayed a week earlier due to his arrest, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.[10][11]

Hernandez pled guilty to using a 13-year-old child in a sexual performance in 2015. He was arrested in November 2018 on racketeering and firearm charges, among others, for which he is facing a possible life sentence in federal prison.[12] Hernandez pled guilty to nine charges in February 2019.[13] 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.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Timeline of 6ix9ine's Controversial Beefs, Behavior & Canceled Shows". Billboard. February 23, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. "Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty to Nine Criminal Counts, Details Emerge". HYPEBEAST. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. "10 More New Rappers You Should Know". HYPEBEAST. August 8, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. FCK THEM. "6ix9ine - "ScumLife" (Official Music Video)". Retrieved January 2, 2019 – via YouTube.
  5. "SCUMMY SCUMZ by 6ix9ine". Genius. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  6. "Gold & Platinum: 6ix9ine - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  7. "Top 200 Albums - Billboard 200 chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  8. "6ix9ine Releases New Album 'Dummy Boy' With Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & More: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  9. "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.
  10. "Stream Tekashi 6ix9ine's New Album "DUMMY BOY"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  11. "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.
  12. "Rapper 6ix9ine jailed on racketeering and weapon charges". Forbes. November 23, 2018.
  13. "Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to nine crimes and says he joined gang". The Guardian. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  14. https://www.yahoo.com/news/rapper-tekashi-6ix9ine-requesting-home-144517511.html