8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper. Born in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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6ix9ine Birth name Daniel Hernandez Also known as Tekashi Born (1996-05-08) May 8, 1996 (age 21)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Genres Occupation(s) Instruments Vocals Labels Associated acts

Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.


Personal life

Born in Bushwick, Brooklyn to a Mexican mother and a Puerto Rican father, Hernandez was expelled from school in 8th grade, and did not return. In 2009, his father was murdered, which led to Hernandez working various jobs and selling marijuana in order to help his mother financially.


Hernandez's commercial debut single "Gummo" was released on November 10, 2017 and eventually peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. His next single "Kooda" debuted at 61 on the Hot 100 the week of December 23, 2017. On January 14, 2018, Hernandez released his third single "Keke" with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Shortly afterwards, Hernandez announced his debut mixtape, Day69.

Hernandez also rose to prominence on social media due to a July 2017 Instagram post that went viral on both Reddit and Twitter, where Hernandez's eccentric appearance (rainbow-dyed hair, a rainbow grill, and multiple versions of the number 69 tattooed on his body) turned him into an internet meme.

Musical style

Hernandez has a "hyper-aggressive, full-throated approach" to rap.

Legal issues

In October 2015, Hernandez pled guilty to one felony count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance. Charges were brought against Hernandez after a February 2015 incident where he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old minor and later distributed videos of the incident online. Three of these videos are described in the criminal complaint against Hernandez. In one of the videos, "the child engages in oral sexual intercourse with 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.” While Hernandez claimed to be seventeen at the time of the incident, the birth date listed in the complaint against him and in Hernandez's statement to the police shows he was eighteen at the time. Prior to his sexual misconduct charges, Hernandez served jail time as a minor for assault and the sale of heroin.

Controversies Trippie Redd

In a now-deleted Instagram video, former collaborator Michael White, also known as the rapper Trippie Redd, denounced Hernandez by saying that he " promote pedophiles." In November 2017, White posted a photo of Hernandez holding hands with another man in an attempt to expose Hernandez as a closeted homosexual. Later that month, when White was in New York, he was assaulted in the hotel he was staying at by individuals allegedly connected to Hernandez over White's homophobic comments. The pair continued to trade insults over Instagram Live.

Discography Mixtapes Title Album details DAY69 Singles Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album US
Rap "Gummo" 2017 12 7 6 Day69 "Kooda" 50 29 — "Keke"
(with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie) 2018 43 22 20 "Billy" — — — References
  1. ^ "Open Space: Tekashi69 - YouTube". Interview with Mass Appeal, published 3 August 2017. See minute 4:09.
  2. ^ a b "The 6IX9INE Interview - YouTube". Interview with No Jumper, published 24 July 2017. See minutes 20:34–22:32.
  3. ^ "GUMMO - 6ix9ine | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: December 30, 2017". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: December 23, 2017". Billboard.
  6. ^ "6ix9ine Drops New KeKe Video - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  7. ^ "6ix9ine Shares Release Date for His Debut Mixtape - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  8. ^ "Instagram post by TEKASHI ⁶⁹ • Jul 5, 2017 at 6:30pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-12-25. 
  9. ^ a b "Here's What You Need To Know About Controversial Brooklyn Rapper 6ix9ine & His Breakout Hit "Gummo"". Genius. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  10. ^ "6ix9ine | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His Public Comments". Jezebel. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 
  12. ^ "Daniel Hernandez (6ix9ine) Complaint". Retrieved from Scribd on 29 January 2018.
  13. ^ Nick Mojica (14 December 2017). "New Details in Tekashi 6ix9ine's Sexual Misconduct Case". XXL. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Trippie Redd Denounces Tekashi 6ix9ine As A "Pedophile"". Mass Appeal. 2017-08-07. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  15. ^ "A Brief History of the Trippie Redd and Tekashi 6ix9ine Beef". Mass Appeal. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  16. ^ "TEKASHI ⁶⁹ (@6ix9ine_) · Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018. 
  17. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the US Billboard Hot 100:
    • For "Gummo": "Music: Top 100 Songs – Billboard Hot 100 Chart". December 30, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
    • For "Kooda": "Music: Top 100 Songs – Billboard Hot 100 Chart". December 23, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  18. ^ "6ix9ine Earns His First Certified Gold Song With Gummo - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  19. ^ tab_active=default-award&se=6IX9INE#search_section "Gold & Platinum -RIAA" Check |url= value (help). RIAA. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  20. ^ "KEKE - Single by 6ix9ine, Fetty Wap & A Boogie wit da Hoodie on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 

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