Let’s take a look back at Tekashi 69 before the rainbow hair and internet beef.
Artist Tekashi 6ix9ines’s real name is Daniel Hernandez. He was raised in Bushwick Brooklyn. Daniel ethnicity is a mix of Mexican and Puerto Rican roots. He was born on May 18, 1996.
6ix9ines father was murdered when he was only 13 years old. After his father’s death, his family was not financially stable. So, to help support his mother, he started working as a busboy, and also had jobs at a bodega. It’s alleged he sold drugs on the side to help make ends meet.
Learn more about the Gummo rapper in the video below and scroll down for more facts about the controversial rapper:
Who Is Tekashi69?
Just a regular kid who listened to a lot of rap growing up. His friends eventually encouraged him to start rhyming. He was big overseas before his US fame. Mainly due to the fact that a Slovakian label, F*ckthem, was promoting his music on Youtube. This helped Tekashi book his first ever European tour early in his career. But once the states heard GUMMO it was off to the races for the tatted up rapper. Speaking of tats…
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Tattoos
It has been estimated that Tekashi has over 200 tattoos of the number 69 tattoed on his body. That number represents a set of the bloods that he claims association with. You can also hear him screaming out #scumgang, which is an acronym for “society can’t understand me,” .
Has Tekashi done jail time?
Yes, Daniel Hernandez aka Tekashi 6ix9ine has done jail time. He was first sent to prison for a fight with the owner of a store he worked at over allegations that he sold heroin outside of it. At the time Tekashi was a minor, so he was allegedly jailed for a few months.
But in August 2017 Tekashi faced allegations he performed sexual acts with a minor, which lost him some close friends and collaborators. Rapper Zillakami posted on his Instagram a picture of Hernandez’s criminal record. It shows that in March 2015, Hernandez plead guilty to New York Penal Law § 263.05: Use of a child in a sexual performance.
One of the plea deal requirements of Hernandez was for him to complete his GED. As of January 2018, he had passed all of the sections except for science. Judge Hon. Felicia Mennin ordered Hernandez to pass the test or face up to three years in prison saying “What’s the problem? This case has been happening since 2015… This is ridiculous.” He has until April 10th to complete the exam.
As of right now Tekashi is riding his wave of success. He has two gold singles as well as a platinum single for his smash hit Gummo. He recently released his first album Day 69 and it is quickly moving up the charts. Let’s see how his story ends.