Tekashi 6ix9ine new record label "not giving him a second chance, just an opportunity"
6 December 2019, 14:58
Tekashi 6ix9ine has signed a new two-album deal from jail as he faces a possible 47 year sentence.
After a large part of the Hip Hop community condemned Tekashi 6ix9ine for cooperating with the police and helping to convict gang members from the Nine Trey Bloods, the 'GUMMO' rapper managed to secure a brand new record deal.
6ix9ine was signed up to a two-album deal by 10K Projects Records and their CEO Elliot Grainge has spoken out about why he made the decision to sign the controversial rapper.
Having already worked with 6ix9ine on his previous releases, Grainge is no stranger to the rainbow-haired rapper and speaking to Variety he explained, “Tekashi knows how to get under people’s skin”.
He went on to say, “He is an addictive, charismatic human being — and very intelligent, but he made some unfortunate choices in regard to the people he surrounded himself with. Knowing him like I do, since he was [called] Daniel Hernandez, I wouldn’t be doing a good job as a human, let alone a label head, if I didn’t try to help him."
Grainge explained, "I’m not giving 6ix9ine a second chance, just an opportunity. The rest is up to him. The artist himself has to make those choices.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be sentenced on 18th December 2019.