6ix9ine

6ix 9ine is a rapper with a hyper-aggressive, full-throated approach to delivering oft-violent rhymes. A native of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, the Scumgang member developed a following on Soundcloud and made his commercial breakthrough. This breakthroug took place in 2017, after he landed a recording deal through Elliott Grange that facilitated distribution via Universal. “GUMMO,”  was Tekashi’s first widely distributed single, which entered the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually peaked at number 12. Follow-up “KOODA” arrived at the end of the year, at which point Hernandez had also recorded with the likes of Yung Beef, Trippie Redd, and Mo Dollaz. The commercial mixtape DAY69 arrived in early 2018 and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number four.