Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as 6ix9ine (pronounced “six-nine”) or Tekashi69 (also stylized as Tekashi 6ix9ine), is an American rapper, songwriter, and convicted felon. His music has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping, while his controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-colored hair, extensive tattoos, public feuds with fellow celebrities, and legal issues.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, 6ix9ine became widely known in late 2017 after the release of his debut single, “Gummo“. The song was a sleeper hit, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified platinum. 6ix9ine subsequently released the mixtape Day69 (2018), which peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, and contained the singles “Kooda“, “Keke“, and “Gotti“, all of which charted on the Hot 100. A few months later, he released the single “Fefe“, which featured fellow rapper Nicki Minaj and producer Murda Beatz; it marks his highest charting single, peaking at number three on the Hot 100, and acted as the lead single for his debut album, Dummy Boy (2018). Despite negative critical reception, Dummy Boy debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
6ix9ine’s outspoken public persona and legal issues have received significant media attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct on social media and feuds with other celebrities. In 2015, he 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. In 2018, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges, for which he pled guilty in 2019, and was given a 2-year prison sentence. (via Wikipedia)