Daniel Hernandez is an American rapper, songwriter, and convicted felon. His music has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping. His controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-colored hair, extensive tattoos, public feuds with fellow celebrities, and legal issues. 6ix9ine became widely known in late 2017 after the release of his debut single, \”Gummo\”, which was a sleeper hit.
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Daniel Hernandez 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. 6ix9ine became widely known in late 2017 after the release of his debut single, \”Gummo\”, which was a sleeper hit. In 2018, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges. He pled guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery in February 2019, and was given a two-year prison sentence. He was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic following fears over his vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition. His second album, TattleTales, debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200. His single \”Gooba\” debuted and peaked at number three in the US, and \”Trollz\”, his third collaboration with Nicki Minaj, debuted at no one in the country. Hernandez has an older brother, Oscar Osiris Hernandez. Hernandez has his first name tattooed on the right side of his head. 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. Hernandez did not know his father until he was 9 years old, and had only a brief relationship with him.
Hernandez’s stepfather was shot dead steps away from the family home in 2010. After the murder of his stepfather, Hernandez’s mother wasn’t able to make enough money working to support her children. She applied for welfare, and there were many nights Hernandez and his brother went to bed without dinner. Hernandez would sing during mass and was selected many times to read from the Bible, his favorite passage was Psalm 121. 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 left high school around the tenth grade. He started rap in 2012 after meeting Peter Rodgers, CEO of New York record label Hikari-Ultra, when he came into the bodega and asked if Hernandez rapped based on his appearance. In August 2014, Hernandez began releasing songs in September 2014, starting with \”Pimpin’ in August 2014. Rather than the 8th grade, he started rapping along with Hernandez’ cadence, along with his mother’s cadence of this cadence. He also started working at various jobs such as being a busboy and a delivery boy at a grocery store. He eventually started continuing his education, and started working as a bus delivery boy to help his mother financially to help him financially. In 2015, he released the mixtape Day69, which was supported by the singles \”Kooda\”, \”Keke\”, and \”Gotti\”, all of which charting on the Billboard Hot 100.