It seems like everyone has an opinion on Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 69. Throughout all the controversy sorrounding him, records like “Gummo” have the NYC streets buzzing. 6ix9ine stopped by Hot 97 with fellow Brooklyn artist Seqo Billy to talk to DJ Drewski about their rapid come up, and new music.
The name Tekashi is inspired by a Japanese artists who’s art was influenced by drugs. Tekashi 69 could relate to this artist through his own life experiences. The meaning of “6-9” has yet to be revealed, but according to 6ix9ine, that will happen on his first project.
Tekashi 69 hasn’t been rapping for that long. Unfortunately, Jail had restricted the music, but he’s taking full advantage of the opportunities he’s seeing now. 6ix9ine had been around the world already, touring in different countries while he was just “playing around” with the idea of pursuing music. It’s only within the last few months that he’s began to take it seriously. His first performance in the United States was recently at the Dipset reunion at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. He came out with DJ SpinKing and the crowd went crazy. He didn’t know what to expect from the crowd in the U.S., but the love he received once he touched the stage was definitely felt.
Now-a-days, 6ix9ine is all about the music. The apparent beef he had with Ohio rapper Trippie Redd, is over, and according to 6ix9ine, he loves everyone.
Look out for a new video from Tekashi 69 dropping this Sunday, December 3rd at 3PM EST for his record “Kooda” which has 4 million views on instagram. Also, look out for the video to Seqo Billy’s record “Billy Dat”, which is coming soon. Follow these two artists on Instagram @6ix9ine_ and @Seqobilly.