Who is 6ix9ine?
Daniel Hernandez who was born on born May 8, 1996, is known professionally as 6ix9ine (stylized 6IX9INE and pronounced “six nine”) and also as Tekashi69, is an American rapper. 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, legal issues, and publicized celebrity feuds.
Hernandez became widely known in 2017 after his feature on Trippie Redd’s “Poles 1469” and the release of his debut solo single, “Gummo”, which was a sleeper hit. He subsequently released the mixtape Day69 (2018), which was further supported by the singles “Kooda”, “Keke” (with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie), and “Gotti”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Fefe” (with Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz), the second single from his debut album Dummy Boy (2018), peaked at number three on the Hot 100. Despite negative critical reception, Dummy Boy peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Is 6ix9ine Truly Dead?
The shocking rumour of 6ix9ine’s death was released after the American rapper, Daniel Hernandez was hospitalized following an overdose in a big rumour.
According to reports, Tekashi 69 had a medical emergency recently as he was hospitalized after he overdosed on caffeine and a weight loss supplement. The Huzlers wrote: “His 14-year-old boyfriend Julio Gomez found the rapper unconscious and called the paramedics immediately after he couldn’t wake him up, he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
However, we didn’t know if he is dead at that time, or if it was just a rumour. On the other hand, news of a 6ix9ine overdose was sparked on social media; nevertheless, very few knew the ordeal’s extent. Taking to Instagram, DJ Akademiks wrote on The Shade Room report on 6ix9ine’s overdose, noting that the rapper is doing just fine. “This is true.. lol he finally realizes he needs a trainer, not no CVS products. Talked to him today tho. He was on a track running n in good spirits. He’ll be back soon,” Akademiks said. 6ix9ine is fortunately still alive and his death news was just a hoax.
Shade Room clarified the truth, saying he had been hospitalized for two days although he is now at home and “doing fine.”
6ix9ine himself explained he was using two to more pills of Hydroxycut every day in an effort to lose the weight he gained following his prison release. He insists that the combination of weight loss pills and overconsumption of caffeine led him to sweat profusely while he was simply sitting at a computer.
Hernandez began releasing rap songs in 2014, starting with “69” in August 2014, “Pimpin”, in September 2014 and both “Who The Fuck is You” and “4769” in October 2014, the latter of 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”, “Shinigami” (named after the Japanese death god Shinigami (from Death Note), “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. He adopted the stage name “Tekashi69”; “Tekashi” references Japanese anime, which he was a fan of, while “69” references both the 69-sex position and the yin-yang symbol.