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6ix9ine | 30 Things You Didn’t Know About 6ix9ine
We’ll be talking about things you didn’t know about 6ix9ine in this article. 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez was born on the 8th of May, 1996. He is an American professional rapper, songwriter, and music video editor. When he was 18 years old, he had a child named Saraiyah Hernandez with Sara Molina. Although he had a difficult early life taking care of the baby until he released “Gunmo”. Hernandez can speak Spanish; he has sung in Spanish on his two tracks “Bebe” and “Mala” with Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA in 2018. His type of music is well known for using aggression in rapping. He has also been on public feuds with fellow celebrities and legal issues. One thing again you need to know about 6ix9ine is that he suffers from asthma.
Back in 2015, 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and received a four-year probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order. Also in 2018, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drug charges. He pled guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery in February 2019 and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying 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 and was put on house arrest for the remainder of his term. Now read further below to still know about 6ix9ine.
All You Need to Know About 6ix9ine
We’ll be detailing you in bits on things you should know about 6ix9ine prior to his personal life and musical career.
- 6ix9ine (Daniel Hernandez) was born on May 8, 1996, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City.
- His mother is from Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico and his father is from Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father is also named Daniel Hernandez. His mother, Natividad Perez-Hernandez, came to the U.S. in 1988 to seek a better life and opportunity; she was a factory worker and house cleaner. She is also a diabetic and has had an operation on four hernias.
- 6ix9ine didn’t know his father until he was 9 years old, and had only a brief relationship with him. Hernandez’s mother told him he was dead, according to Hernandez’s father. Hernandez’s father was a heroin addict and was in prison for five years for selling drugs.
- He played baseball and soccer throughout his youth. He was assigned to a major league soccer team at 13 but his mother declined because she did not trust a stranger taking her son at a young age.
- He has an older brother, Oscar Osiris Hernandez (born August 25, 1994). Both were raised in a church throughout their youth. 6ix9ine would sing during mass and be selected many times to read the word of God, his favorite passage was Psalm 121.
- His stepfather has shot dead steps away from the family home in 2010. After the murder of his stepfather, His mother wasn’t able to make enough money to work to support her children. She then decided to apply for welfare.
- Emotionally disturbed by the death of his stepfather, He would not shower or eat to the point where he lost a lot of weight; he was given therapy and was hospitalized for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. He also started to act out due to his stepfather’s death and was eventually expelled from school in the 8th grade for bad behavior. Rather than continuing his education, he started working at various jobs such as being a busboy and a delivery boy at a grocery store to help his mother financially.
- His first name was tattooed on the right side of his head.
About His Music Career
- 6ix9ine first decided to rap in 2012 after meeting Peter “Righteous P” Rogers, CEO of New York record label Hikari-Ultra.
- He began releasing rap songs in 2014, starting with “69” in August 2014, “Pimpin”, in September 2014, and “4769”, in October 2014, which was his first collaboration as a lead artist featuring two rappers from the Brooklyn collective Pro Era, J.A.B. and Dirty Sanchez.
- Over the next three years, he released multiple tracks and videos with titles such as “Scumlife”, “Yokai”, and “Hellsing Station”, drawing attention for his aggressive rapping style and use of anime as music video visuals. Many of his early songs were released by FCK THEM, a music label based in Slovakia.
- Gathering fame as an internet meme for his rainbow-dyed hair, extensive tattoos, and rainbow-plated grills, he eventually became an associate of fellow New York rapper ZillaKami, the younger half-brother of Righteous P. They later feuded after Hernandez allegedly stole instrumentals and songs they had made together.
- He released “Poles1469” in April 2017, and featured alongside Trippie Redd on YouTube.
- He rose to prominence on social media due to a July 2017 Instagram post that went viral on both Reddit and Twitter.
- 6ix9ine’s commercial debut single “Gummo” was released on November 10, 2017, and eventually peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified platinum by the RIAA on March 5, 2018.
- His next single, “Kooda”, debuted at number 61 on the Hot 100 the week of December 23, 2017.
- On January 14, 2018, He released his third single, “Keke”, with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie, which also charted on the Hot 100.
- Shortly afterward, He announced his debut mixtape, Day69. The mixtape was released on February 23, 2018, and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 55,000 album-equivalent units, of which 20,000 were pure sales.
- After the release of Day69, two songs from the album, “Billy” and “Rondo” both debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Billy” peaking at number 50 and “Rondo” at number 73.
- In April 2018, He 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 involved footage of Him donating bundles of $100 bills to poor citizens in the Dominican 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.
- There was a controversy in May 2018 when he was involved in a shooting with the entourage of fellow New York rapper Casanova as part of a feud; this led to him losing a $5 million headphone deal and being banned from the Barclays Center. After the shooting, he stopped releasing music for several months, before releasing “Tati”, featuring DJ Spinking in June.
- In July 2018, he released his eighth single, “Fefe”, featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz; the single debuted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 before peaking at number three in its second week, marking it his highest entry on the chart and his first single to reach the top five of the Hot 100. “Fefe” was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
- His subsequent singles, “Bebe” and “Stoopid”, also reached the top 30 of the Hot 100.
- In September 2018, he signed a publishing deal with LA-based music company Create Music Group.
- In early October 2018, he was featured on the song “Aulos Reloaded” with French house DJ Vladimir Cauchemar and “Kick” with Danish singer Jimilian.
- On November 7, 2018, it was announced that his debut studio album, Dummy Boy, was to be released on November 23, but on November 21, it was announced that the album would be postponed. The album was ultimately released without notice on November 27, on all streaming services. Despite generally negative critical reception, the album became his highest-charting, after debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 behind Travis Scott‘s Astroworld.
- While in jail, 6ix9ine was featured on previous collaborator A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s song “Swervin”, peaking at number 27 on the Hot 100, off his sophomore album Hoodie SZN. The song was released on December 21, 2018, alongside the album.
- In October 2019, Hernandez signed a two-album contract for over $10 million with his label 10K Projects for one album in English and one album in Spanish.
- On May 7, 2020, 6ix9ine announced he would be releasing a new single on May 8, 2020, marking his return to music, and on his 24th birthday.
- 6ix9ine announced after several delays his next single “Trollz”, collaboration with Nicki Minaj, will be released on June 12, 2020.
- On March 22, 2020, while serving his time in prison, Hernandez requested to serve the remainder of his prison sentence at home stating he was at a higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus due to his pre-existing asthma condition.
- On April 1, 2020, Rolling Stone obtained a letter to the judge from United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman saying that the government does not object to the release of Hernandez early on home confinement.
- Still, in April, he had to request permission from a judge to film a video in his backyard while in home confinement and was subsequently granted permission. The song, titled “Gooba”, was released alongside a music video. According to Pitchfork’s Madison Bloom, the track includes references to COVID-19 (“They sick, been hot, way before coronavirus”) and 6ix9ine’s cooperation with federal prosecutors and testimony (“Tell me how I ratted, came home to a big bag”).
- On Thursday, April 2, Hernandez’s lawyer, Dawn Florio, confirmed with XXL magazine that the court decided to allow the rapper to be released from prison and into home confinement. He was originally set to be released on August 2, 2020.