Tekashi 69 Reveals real struggle before he prevailed in his musical career from 2017 to 2021
Daniel Hernandez who is professionally known as 6ix9ine or Tekashi 69 has recently revealed how he struggled from 2017 to 2021 to become twenty million dollars richer.
The rapper took to Instagram as he flaunts his newly acquired Rolls-Royce and Richard Mille wristwatch which is reportedly worth over $300,000. His caption goes by;
2017: I was DELIVERING food
2018: I took over the rap game
2019: I was facing 47 years to life
2020: I got out of jail 20 million dollars richer
2021: I’m thanking GOD
He confessed how he started as a food deliveryman in 2017 and that same year, Tekashi 69 became widely recognized in late 2017 after the release of his debut single, Gummo, which was a sleeper hit with over 130 million views on youtube.
In April 2018, Tekashi 69 released ‘Gotti, a remix of a feature he did for artist Packman titled ‘Got it, Got it. The song’s video was released on April 16, 2018, and active footage of 6ix9ine givinitacks of $100 bills to needy citizens in the Domin, can Republic.
The song was added to Day69 as a deluxe song and debuted at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 before dropping off the following week, making it his sixth consecutive Hot 100 entry.
Hernandez agitated a feud in May 2018 when he was accused of shooting with the escort of fellow New York rapper Casanova as part of a feud; this led to Tekashi losing a $5 million headphone deal and being banned from the Barclays Center.
After the shooting, 6ix9ine stopped releasing music for several months, before releasing ‘Tati’, featuring DJ Spinking in June, which debuted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Hernandez was charged with racketeering, weapons and drugs charges. He pleaded guilty to nine consequent charges containing conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery. In February 2019, he was given a two-year prison sentence after confirming for the prosecution. In April 2020, he 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 on house arrest for the remainder of his term.
On June 12, Tekashi collaborated with Nicki Minaj on his single ‘Trollz’. The song debuted at the top of the Hot 100, marking 6ix9ine’s first number-one single. “Trollz” fell to number 34 in its second week, breaking the record for the largest position drop from number one in the chart’s history