Tekashi 6ix9ine Full Biography
Born Daniel Hernandez, Tekashi 6ix9ine is a certified platinum Mexican-American rapper, singer, songwriter, internet sensation, and convicted felon.
Tekashi 6ix9ine stands out with his distinctive signature face tattoos, rainbow-coloured hair, and aggressive style of rapping.
Daniel Hernandez who suffers from asthma goes by the stage names: 6iX9ine (pronounced “six nine”), Teka$hi69, Tekashi69, and Teka$hi 6ix9ine.
The famous New York rapper is known for having serious legal issues, controversial public persona, and public feuds with fellow celebrities like Chief Keef, The Game, and YG.
The “BILLY” rapper broke Youtube’s record for the biggest 24 hour debut for a hip hop video when he dropped the “Gooba” music video on May 8, 2020, after his release from prison in April, 2020. The record was previously held by Eminem from 2018 with his “Killshot” track. The Gooba video featured 6ix9ine and a bevy of dancers, including his girlfriend Jade and her sister.
In May 2020, after his release from prison the previous month (April), the American rapper who has over 24million Instagram followers broke the record for most people viewing his Instagram Live after hitting 2 million views.
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Full Biography
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Age & Date Of Birth
- Tekashi 6ix9ine High School Education
- What does the Tekashi 6ix9ine nickname mean?
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Earlylife, Parents, Hometown, family, Ethnic Background
- Relationship, Marriage: Tekashi 61x9ine girlfriend Jade, Baby Mamas, Children (2 daughters)
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Net Worth
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Music Career Beginnings (from 2012—2016)
- Genres Of Music:
- 6ix9ine Tekashi69 Albums
- Controversies: How did Tekashi’s feud with Chief Keef, The Game & Tripple Redd begin?
- Legal Issues: Tekashi 6ix9ine Criminal charges, Robbery, Kidnapping, child sex offences
- Philanthropy, Donations, Charity
- Awards, Nominations
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Instagram
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Twitter
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Facebook
Tekashi 6ix9ine Age & Date Of Birth
Daniel Hernandez aka Tekashi 6ix9ine was born on Wednesday, May 8th, 1996.
The 5′ 7″ (1.7 m) American rapper is currently 25 years of age and will be 26 come next year, 2022.
Tekashi 6ix9ine High School Education
Daniel Hernandez attended “Public School 59” for his elementary school.
The New York rapper attended Juan Morel Campos Secondary School for his middle school education.
For high school education, Tekashi 6ix9ine went to “Legacy High School” where he left around the tenth grade.
Check Out: 6IX9INE – Gooba (Official Music Video)…
What does the Tekashi 6ix9ine nickname mean?
In an Instagram post, the “Trollz” hitmaker gave the true meaning of his name “6ix9ine”.
“I never lost sense of where I came from. That’s what makes me 69. The true meaning of 69 is just because you’re right doesn’t mean I’m wrong. YOU JUST HAVENT SEEN LIFE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. Turn the 6 upside down it’s 9 but remains the same in a different perspective. Open your mind and heart,” the rapper explained.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Earlylife, Parents, Hometown, family, Ethnic Background
Daniel Hernandez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City to Ms Natividad Perez-Hernandez originally from Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico, and a Puerto Rican father, Mr Daniel Hernandez from Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ms Natividad Perez-Hernandez (born in 1963) married another man (6ix9ine’s stepfather) after breaking up with 6ix9ine’s biological father (Mr Daniel Hernandez) who was a heroin addict and had been jailed for five years for selling drugs.
Tekashi 6ix9ine did not know his biological father until he was 9 years old, and had only a brief relationship with him. The rapper’s mother had earlier told him that his biological father (Mr Daniel Hernandez) was dead long ago which was untrue.
Daniel Hernandez was together with his older brother, Oscar Osiris Hernandez (born August 25, 1994), raised in a church throughout their youth in New York.
During his childhood days, 6ix9ine used to sing in Church during mass and was chosen several times to read from the Bible. His favourite Bible verse was Psalm 121 (“…My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth…”).
Check Out: 6ix9ine – Punani (Official Music Video)…
In 2010, the rapper’s stepfather was sadly shot dead just steps away from their family home when he (Tekashi) was just 13 years old.
After the death of his stepfather, Tekashi’s mother struggled to put food on the table and there were many nights both Tekashi and his older brother went to bed without dinner.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, who became emotionally troubled by the death of his stepfather, started acting out and was eventually expelled from school when he was in 8th grade for bad behavior.
After his expulsion from school, Tekashi69 started working various odd jobs including working as a busboy and delivery boy at a grocery store to make money in order to financially support his Mexican mother.
The New York rapper also became a seller or dealer in narcotic drugs such as heroin and cannabis on the streets to supplement his income whilst he worked at a local Brooklyn bodega.
Daniel Hernandez was eventually arrested for his criminal activities and sentenced to prison time at Rikers Island where he began to associate himself with the Nine Trey Gangsters — a prison subset of the Bloods street gang.
Relationship, Marriage: Tekashi 61x9ine girlfriend Jade, Baby Mamas, Children (2 daughters)
Tekashi69 has two daughters with two different baby mamas.
The rapper had his first daughter, Saraiyah Hernandez (born October 29, 2015) when he was 18 years with his baby mama, Sara Molina (born January 17, 1996).
He had his second daughter, Briella Iris, with another woman named Layla.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently dating model and bartender, Jade, whose real name is Rachel Watley.
Tekashi started dating Jade few weeks before he went to prison at the end of 2018.
Before his arrest, 6ix9ine splashed out $35k on a watch for her birthday gift in November 2018, and while he was behind bars, she had his face tattooed on her chest.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Net Worth
The “Gooba” rapper’s net worth as of this year, 2020, is quoted to be around $22million.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Music Career Beginnings (from 2012—2016)
6ix9ine’s rap career began in 2012 when CEO of New York record label Hikari-Ultra, Peter “Righteous P” Rodgers came into contact with him (6ix9ine) at the vegan bodega in Bushwick, Brooklyn where he (6ix9ine) was a worker.
Judging from his appearance as someone who had the image of a rapper, Peter “Righteous P” Rodgers suggested to 6ix9ine to start a rap career.
In 2014, Tekashi released rap songs such as “69” (August, 2014), “Pimpin” (in September, 2014), and “4769” (in October, 2014) which was his first collaboration as a lead artist featuring two rappers from the Brooklyn collective Pro Era, J.A.B. and Dirty Sanchez.
Tekashi’s aggressive style of rapping started getting the world’s attention after he released songs like “Scumlife”, “Yokai”, and “Hellsing Station” under Slovakia based record label, FCK Them.
6ix9ine later worked with rapper TrifeDrew (Adrew Green), and fellow New York rapper ZillaKami who later had a feud with him (6ix9ine) for allegedly stealing instrumentals and songs they had made together.
He became popular after a post he made on Instagram went viral on both Reddit and Twitter.
He began making waves and name for himself as a rapper through SoundCloud — a major and popular music upload platform.
Tekashi From 2017—2018
In April 2017, 6ix9ine released “Poles1469” which featured his ‘former’ friend, Trippie Redd on YouTube.
The rapper rose to mainstream fame in late 2017 after releasing his debut single “Gummo” on November 10, 2017 which peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 5, 2018.
On February 23, 2018, he released his debut mixtape, “Day69” which had hit singles like “Kooda”, “Keke”, “Gotti”, “Billy”, “Rondo” and “Gummo”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
The “Day69” mixtape debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 55,000 album-equivalent units, of which 20,000 were pure sales.
In 2018, Tekashi 6ix9ine lost a $5 million headphone deal and was also banned from the Barclays Center after he was involved in a shooting incident with the entourage of fellow New York rapper, Casanova.
Whilst in New York, Tekashi 6ix9ine once admitted he contemplated quitting the rap game in 2018 through a post on Instagram:
“Ima quit rapping this year. I accomplished everything i dreamed of in 5 months.”
On November 27, 2018, 6ix9ine dropped his debut album titled ‘Dummy Boy’ which had features from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Lil Baby, Gunna, Tory Lanez, among others.
He collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz on the hit song “FEFE” — from the Dummy Boy album — which peaked at number three on the Hot 100, and later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In spite of the negative criticisms his “Dummy Boy” album received, it debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Tekashi From 2019—2020
In October 2019, Hernandez signed a two-album contract for over $10million with his label 10K Projects for one album in English and one album in Spanish.
In 2020, after his release from prison, his single “Gooba” debuted and peaked at number three in the US, and “Trollz”, his third collaboration with Nicki Minaj which was released on June 12, 2020, debuted at number one on the Hot 100 chart.
On September 4th, 2020, he released his second album, “TattleTales“, which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Genres Of Music:
Hip hop; hardcore hip hop; punk rap; scream rap; SoundCloud rap.
6ix9ine Tekashi69 Albums
- 2018 — Dummy Boy
- 2018 — Day69 (Mixtape)
- 2020 — Tattle Tales
- World Domination Tour (2018)
Controversies: How did Tekashi’s feud with Chief Keef, The Game & Tripple Redd begin?
Tekashi’s feud with Chief Keef
Their feud started when Tekashi 6ix9ine first dissed Chief Keef on Instagram.
The “Gooba” rapper further dared Chief Keef and his associates to kill him (6ix9ine) and if they failed to do so within 48 hours in New York City, they were p**sy.
In his response, Chief Keef travelled to New York the next day to face Tekashi.
However, after 6ix9ine revealed he was actually in Los Angeles and not New York, shots were fired at Chief Keef outside the W hotel.
6ix9ine later tried to distance himself from the shooting incident that got nobody injured.
Tekashi’s feud with The Game
In the case of The Game, he (The Game) expressed his dislike for 6ix9ine on stage when he was performing in Slovenia.
Whilst on stage, the Campton rapper yelled out, “f*ck 69” and his fans also shouted, “fake ass blood”.
6ix9ine in his response, took to his Instagram page and wrote a disrespectful message to The Game which made their feud escalate.
Tekashi’s feud with rapper YG
Their feud was ignited out of an interview broadcast on The Breakfast Club.
Tekashi 6ix9ine fuelled the beef by claiming that YG was just the “Toot It & Boot It” rapper.
YG also responded with a furious Instagram video threatening Tekashi.
Tekashi’s feud with Tripple Redd
Tekashi and Tripple Redd sometime ago worked together as friends.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was even featured on Trippie Redd’s track, “POLES1469”.
But now, they are no more friends.
In 2017, Tripple Redd took to Instagram and accused his ‘former’ friend, Tekashi of having him (Tripple Redd) beaten up while he was in New York.
Tripple further labelled Tekashi as a “weirdo”, “r@pist”, and “g@y”. The two have since traded a series of insults on social media.
Other feuds with Meek Mill, 50 Cent, Rich the Kid, and Future
Since his early prison release in April 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns, 6ix9ine has been engaged in a number of feuds, with among others, Meek Mill, 50 Cent, Rich the Kid, as well as Future — the latter notably involving 6ix9ine mocking Future’s parental characteristics and Future going on a Twitter tirade against 6ix9ine.
Legal Issues: Tekashi 6ix9ine Criminal charges, Robbery, Kidnapping, child sex offences
Tekashi has a series of extremely disturbing criminal charges brought up against him.
In 2015, The “Gummo” hitmaker pleaded guilty to three felony counts of Use of a Child in a S3xual Performance and received a four-year probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order.
At the time of the incident sometime in 2014, the rapper was said to be 18 years old whilst his victim was a minor of an unconfirmed age.
However, Tekashi in an interview with DJ Akademiks claimed that what happened was not rape or sexual misconduct since he was himself an underage child too at the time.
In 2018, Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges in which case the rapper pleaded guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery in February 2019, and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying for the prosecution.
In April 2020, 6ix9ine was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic following fears over his vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition. He was put under house arrest for the remainder of his term.
Philanthropy, Donations, Charity
- In March 2018, Tekashi after visiting the Dominican Republic to shoot a music video handed out $100 bills to residents in the area.
- On June 12, 2018, Hernandez visited Chicago’s South Side and gave food and cash handouts to local residents
- On July 24, 2018, Hernandez announced that a percentage of proceeds from sales of his Nicki Minaj-assisted hit single “Fefe” would be donated to various youth programs in New York. A portion of the proceeds from their 2020 single, “Trollz”, was donated to The Bail Project to support people arrested during the George Floyd protests.
- On October 22, 2018, Hernandez met and spent the day with Tati, an eight-year-old Brooklyn girl terminally ill with brain cancer whose wish was to meet him. Hernandez took her out for a shopping spree.
- Hernandez has made a significant monetary contribution for the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to raise awareness and support clinical research for a very rare form of brain cancer found in children called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com