From the DMV, Nigerian born/Irish schooled producer Tokyo Cigar (Hell Razah, Substantial, Tribe of Judah…) and Maryland rapper nanigan nickleby linked up with Carolina emcee Ghani Gautama to form American Oak. Check out thier new 6-track project, “With Those Who Favor Fire“.
In preparation to release his highly anticipated full-length album, “Together Alone“, Atlanta based artist T.R.3 has been grinding out music at a breakneck pace in 2018. Check out his new EP, “Dirty Dancing”, teaming up with producers Al-Malikah, TIMOTHEUS, and Ariano, with T.R.3 self-producing three of the tracks.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has emerged as one of hip-hop’s youngest and freshest names. Just 21 years old, the rapper whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has released several hits and received tons of publicity already.
With the publicity being a great mix of positivity and negativity, he’s had beef with several stars, including J Prince, Casanova 2X, YG and recently with The Game. Tekashi was called out in a series of Instagram posts, to which he clapped back. Considering Tekashi is an outgoing and creative character, here are 5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know about him in light of his recent beefs.
1. He’s Had Some Disgusting Legal Trouble
His first charges came over 4 years ago, before he was an adult. Tekashi was busted for assault and the sale of heroin, but his troubles have continued. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to 3 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and “use of a child in a sexual performance”. The minor was a 13-year old girl that he took sexually explicit pictures and videos with, many of which emerged online. 6ix9ine claimed she lied about her age, and also claimed he was 17 at the time everything happened. He also claimed it didn’t happen, something that probably didn’t help his case. Later a Snapchat video of Tekashi calling himself a “happy rapist” was posted, adding on to people’s distaste for him over the event. Trippie Redd even called him out, saying he doesn’t “promote pedophiles”.
2. Tekashi Is A Father
Shared with an unknown former girlfriend, Tekashi has one daughter. This is still unknown to many people, as he’s really only spoken or posted about her once. Her age, name, and literally everything else is unknown. The only time Tekashi was publically seen with the child was at her birthday party during one of his Instagram livestreams. A bystander also managed to capture the scene on video. Perhaps this is a good thing, though. Tekashi and his ex might purposely be avoiding the spotlight for the sake of the child.
3. He Still Hasn’t Graduated
Tekashi is still under fire from court for not completing high school or even being able to pass his GED test. Originally expelled in 8th grade for selling marijuana, he never returned to a classroom. He’s been trying to get his GED for several years now though, but claims to have trouble with the test. In late January, 6ix9ine’s attorney requested adjournment from Judge Felicia Mennin. Mennin was quoted to have said “What’s the problem? This case has been going on since 2015. One last chance,” and granted Tekashi one more try, but further affirmed that if he doesn’t next time, the punishment will be 3 years in prison.
4. Tekashi’s A Blood
Many of 6ix9ine’s social media posts involve him wearing red, with the most infamous spotting of this being the “Gummo” music video. The video, which has now garnered over 159 million views on YouTube, is basically a 3-minute Blood-fest. Tekashi has spoken of his ties and claimed allegiance to the infamous gang, but contradictingly has also been spotted with members of the rival Crips. Maybe he’s not really a member of either, but just poses for the clout. Either way, whatever he’s doing is working. So far, Tekashi has reeled in hundreds of millions of plays and just signed a deal with Birdman’s Rich Gang for $15 million.
5. ‘Day69’ Recently Came Out
His debut mixtape, ‘Day69’ dropped this year. Despite only having this tape to his name, Tekashi has also released plenty of hit singles. “Gummo” was certified Platinum by the RIAA and rose to the #12 spot on Billboard, and “Kooda” was able to hit #50 while being certified Gold. The mixtape ‘Day69’ saw similar success and debuted with 55,000 sales while reaching #4 on Billboard’s album rankings. The song “Billy” reached #50 as well, and seeing Tekashi on the charts is becoming a common trend.
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“There’s so much money out here to be stealing. So these dirty promoters, right- they’re dirty, I go out and they’re like, ‘Yo, these venues are scared of you.’ Most of the money is going to security and the local police because they don’t want you there – so I’m like, ‘I want to clean my name. Let’s get it started.’ So I’m in LA, let’s just say with some people and they’re like, ‘Come to our show here.’ I say I’m not coming to the show. They say, ‘How come you’re not coming to the show. It’s 60,000 [dollars].’ My rate, everybody knows my rate is 100k and over. They call me and say, ‘Are you crazy? We just put the 80,000 [dollars deposit] in.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ They’re like, ‘Yeah.’ These dirty a** f*cking promoters called me and said ‘Yo, his mom lives at this address.’ Give them my address and said, ‘If he doesn’t do the show, go do something to his mother.’ I talked to the guy and said, ‘How many shows you got?’ He said, ‘Yo, I got most of the shows on this thing.’ I said, ‘Aight, how much?’ He said we got you for a couple dates. You just signed to 3.6 million [dollars]. I said, ‘What?’ You just did these couple of dates but we didn’t low-ball you. It’s 3.6 million for the 15 dates. So it’s not 300,000?” (“The Breakfast Club”)
“What’s up everybody? I’m letting everybody know that I cancelled my whole tour. The American dates is not happening. It’s not going down. Austin, Texas, I think I was supposed to be there today. I’m not going to there. I spoke to the promoters – we are going to be in business. I am going to be in Austin, Texas. I fired everybody in my team. I’ve got no manager, no booking agent, no PR, no publicist, I don’t got nobody on my team. It’s just me. I want everybody to know if you’re booking shows, do not book shows unless I say ‘this’ show is going to be booked with this person. They will steal your money, they’re not me, I’m not signing no f*cking contracts that don’t got nothing to do with me. Whoever is doing shows for Tekashi 6ix9ine is stealing your f*cking money. So if you need shows, I will let people know I’m doing shows or if you not on the phone with me, do not book that show because it is not me. I fired everybody. I don’t give a f*ck who you used to see me with. They’re no longer around. It’s a f**king dub. November 23 the album drops.”
Queensbridge rap kings Big Twins and the late Prodigy are calling out all the fake followers and phonies on the DJ B. Original-produced single “Loyalty Over Love,” off of Twins’ debut album, “Grimey Life“.
In 2017, Producer EyeOnEyez connected with Hip Hop legend and icon Prodigy to record “Out Queens.” Sadly, Prodigy passed prematurely soon after. Just like his other work, this final track “Out Queens” utilizes EyeOnEyez signature sound: lush synths, haunting melodies, kamikaze trap drums and melt-your-face-off 808’s.
In addition, EyeOnEyez will be releasing a visual for “Out Queens” shortly in advance of his upcoming full length album featuring Wu Tang Clan, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, as well as a few up and coming artists from his own label.