So, how did Tekashi 6ix9ine turn from one of the most sought-after rappers since 50 Cent in his rap hey-day, to now facing racketeering charges?
Bright rainbow hair. Large face tattoos. Flashy flamboyant jewelry. Songs like “Gummo,” “Keke,” and “Fefe.” Tekashi 6ix9ine, spelled with the number 6 and the number 9, is arguably the most startlingly bold and brash rapper since 50 Cent. But unfortunately, Tekashi’s shock value hasn’t been strictly music related for entertainment purposes.
Offline, outside of recording studios, an entirely different type of rap sheet, one without lyrics, only legal woes, has been growing in size for 22-year old 6ix9ine, born as Daniel Hernandez in the streets of Brooklyn New York.