Daniel Hernandez, who is better known by his stage name as Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine, is an emerging rapper. He has great quality in his music and at the same time has been filled with controversies. However, his popularity is rising at an exponential rate through some big collaborations.

6ix9ine Early Life

Tekashi69 was born on on May 8, 1996 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His father is of Puerto Rican descent while his mother is of Mexican descent. Daniel had a very painful childhood life; His father was murdered when he was 13 years old. This was a major event in his life that made it a dark phase to live. When he was in 8th grade, he got expelled from school. In order to support his family, Daniel had started selling weed from a young age. This environment was not optimum for such a young kid and it resulted in him getting influenced in a negative way.

Growing up, Tekashi69 had an interest in heavy metal music. He grew up listening to bands like All That Remains and Parkway Drive. Before coming to the rap industry, he was a part of a group called “ScumGang69”. Other members of the group were ScumBagChad, 6Zilla9 and RighteousP.

6ix9ine Career

Starting his musical career in 2015, Tekashi collaborated with rapper Bodega Bamz on track “Shinigami”, “Pimpin”, “Sinaloa” and many more. He was unlike many rappers who used SoundCloud and YouTube for their promotion platforms. Instead he went on his first tour on Europe to promote his music.

One of the reasons that Daniel emerged so quickly among users online is because of  his appearance. His rainbow dyed hair along with the rainbow grill and many unorthodox tattooes made him a joker among the perception of many internet users. He became an Internet meme and his face went viral all over social media. However, eventually people started to follow him once they got to know more about his music. This turned out to be a boon for him in many ways as it helped him build an audience with ready-made marketing.

In early 2017, Tekashi69 collaborated with rappers like Trippie Redd and UnoTheActivist on single “Owee”. His recent song “GUMMO” which was released in October 2017 was huge success. So far the song has been streamed over 40 million times on YouTube. It also managed to peak at number 12 on US Billboard Hot 100. On December 23, 2017 he released his next single titled “kooda”. The song debuted at 61 on Billboard Hot 100. Recently, he announced his debut mixtape on February 23, 2018 called Day69. This has been a big hit for the young rapper with the mixtape making it to the Billboard 200 chart.

Tekashi69 Net Worth

As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Although the exact number is hard to predict, Daniel himself posted on social media that he had a signed a deal worth $7.5 million. He told this in a very vague manner without any specifications upon what company he is signing with.

But if he continues to produce such great music and create as much engagement as he does with his fans, this deal might even seem to be small in the future taking into consideration the fan following he has developed with his unique Tekashi69 persona.

Tekashi69 Net Worth 2016$300,000
Tekashi69 Net Worth 2017$800,000
Tekashi69 Net Worth 2018$3 million

Personal Life

Tekashi69 who is also known as a hyper aggressive rapper has “69” tattooed on his body over 200 times. He says that 69 represents his lifestyle and #scumbag which is an acronym for “society can’t understand me”. In support of HIV/AIDS, Tekashi69 also has HIV tattooed on his back. His unique personal branding has been a main attraction, especially among the younger generations who seem to love the boldness he possesses.

But his violent past has had some consequences in his life. He has been involved in several crimes. He went to jail for selling heroin outside a store and then beating up the owner of the store. After that Tekashi69 again went to jail for selling heroine. After getting out of jail, he focused on his music career.

In October 2015, Daniel plea guilty to three felony counts of use of a child in a sexual performance. According to reports, three videos were uploaded to social sites of a 13 year old girl engaging in sexual activities with two grown men, Tekashi69 and Taquan Anderson. In his defense, Daniel stated in an interview saying that he did not rape or have sexual misconduct with her.

Tekashi69 also famously has had a beef with rapper Trippie Redd.


Full Name: Daniel Hernandez

Nick Name: Tekashi69, 6ix9ine

Date of Birth: May 8, 1996

Age: 22

Born Place: Bushwick, New York, United States

Nationality: Mexican, American, Puerto Rican

Profession: Rapper

Height: 1.78 m

Net Worth: $1.5 million