Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as Tekashi 6ix9ine or just 6ix9ine (pronounced “six nine”), 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. He subsequently released the mixtape Day69 (2018), which was supported by the singles “Kooda”, “Keke”, and “Gotti”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Fefe”, featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, a single from his debut album Dummy Boy (2018), peaked at number three on the Hot 100. Despite negative critical reception, Dummy Boy was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).