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AKA: Tekashi, Tekashi69, Wallah Dan, and Daniel Hernandez

About 6ix9ine

Born on May 8th, 1996, Daniel Hernandez, better known by his stage name TEKASHI69 or simply 6ix9ine, is a Brooklyn-born Mexican rapper. Previously known by the name Wallah Dan, 6ix9ine gained immense popularity and fame in October of 2017 with the release of his breakout hit “GUMMO”. The single reached the 1st position on the SoundCloud music charts for a week, the 12th position on the Billboard Hot 100, and gained over 100 million streams combined from YouTube and beyond. Tekashi’s highest charting single, however, was “FEFE”, featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the month of August 2018. The song has gained over 300 million views on YouTube and is Tekashi’s most played song on Spotify, with 200 million plays.

His debut mixtape, DAY69 was released on February 23, 2018, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200 Chart. DAY69 was accompanied by four singles, “GUMMO”, “KOODA”, “KEKE”, and “GOTTI”.

Musically, Tekashi’s sound mirrors metal and scream rap elements, similar to rappers, XXXTENTACION and Bones. His aesthetic, however, is what garners the most attention from his fans. Tekashi’s known for his rainbow-dyed hair, huge diamond-incrested gold chains, a candy-grill to match, and the number ‘69’ tattooed multiple times all over his body.

Other notable songs include “Yokai,”, “Hellsing Station,”, and his collaboration with Trippie Redd, “POLES1469”. He’s also worked with fellow New Yorkers, Bodega Bamz and Famous Dex. Tekashi is a proud member of the Brooklyn group ScumGang (“Society Can’t Understand Me), just look at the song titled “Scum Life”. He’s talked about ScumGang in a 2017 interview, and the group is mentioned in almost every song of his.