Showtime Releases Teaser for 6ix9ine Documentary, “The Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine”

It’s showtime for Tekashi 6ix9ine

Showtime has released a teaser for The Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, which takes a deep dive into how the 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, real name Danny Hernandez, came tobecome one of music’s most controversial artists of the moment.

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The teaser gives music fans a glimpse into the rainbow rapper’s rise to notoriety and his fall as a convicted criminal.

“If I was to die today, I’d be a legend. I know that for a fact,” Hernandez says in the trailer.

The teaser splices together footage of Hernandez hyping up crowds at his concerts, appearing in various talk shows and pleading his way in court amid a plethora of controversies. The Brooklyn rapper faced federal prosecutions in 2019 after he pleaded guilty to nine crimes.

Karam Gill directs the three-part series, inspired by Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone story. Giancarlo Esposito narrates the music-crime series.

Supervillain is produced by Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox. Brian Grazer executive produces.

The docuseries will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes airing every Sunday through March 7.

Showtime to Release New Tekashi 6ix9ine Documentary Series in 2021

There’s another Tekashi 6ix9ine documentary headed your way…

Showtime will be releasing a new three-part documentary series, Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, that centers on the 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, who was born Daniel Hernandez.

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6ix9ine is one of the most fascinating characters in the current world of hip hop. A controversial figure with rainbow-colored hair and a penchant for online trolling, he has had his fair share of celebrity feuds, gang issues and legal battles, including pleading guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and being arrested on racketeering, weapons and drug charges.

This will all be explored in the documentary series for Showtime, which is fast becoming one of the key homes for music documentaries.

The series is directed by Karam Gill, who scored an exclusive interview with the rapper after he was released from prison earlier this year, differentiating it from Hulu’s recent film 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez.

The docuseries is inspired by Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain, written by investigative journalist Stephen Witt and published in Rolling Stone, which produces alongside Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries and Tina Turner producer Lightbox.

The docuseries is expected on the cable network in 2021.

Cardi B’s “WAP” Music Video Ranks Among YouTube’s Top 10 Music Videos of 2020

It’s only four months old, but Cardi B’s “WAP” music video is among this year’s YouTube stars.

Cardi B

The popular video streaming platform has released its complete list of videos that have dominated the year, with the 28-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s jaw-dropping clip making the list of the most engaging music videos.

Cardi B’s “WAP” music video, featuring Megan Thee Stallion, comes in at No. 5. It was released on August 6, and has already garnered more than 299 million views.

Coming in ahead of Cardi B, 6ix9ine

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper/songwriter, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, comes in at No. 2 on the list with his “Gooba” video.

The music video was released on May 8. It has logged nearly 640 million views since its release.

Here’s the complete list:

MUSIC VIDEOS

  1. Future –Life Is Good (Official Music Video) ft. Drake
    2. 6IX9INE-GOOBA (Official Music Video)
    3. Lil Baby x 42 Dugg – We Paid (Official Video)
    4. NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down feat. Roddy Ricch (Official Music Video)
    5. Cardi B – WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video]
    6. DaBaby – ROCKSTAR FT RODDY RICCH [Audio]
    7. Roddy Ricch – The Box [Official Music Video]
    8. Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later (Official Music Video) ft. Lil Durk
    9. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Lil Top [Official Music Video]
    10. Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture (Official Music Video)

Hulu Releases Trailer for 6ix9ine Documentary, “69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez”

6ix9ine is giving you an up close and personal look into his life…

Hulu has released the trailer for its under-the-radar original documentary 69: The Saga Of Danny Hernandez, highlighting the 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, also know as Tekashi69.

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The film will chart the story of the polarizing rapper from Brooklyn who has garnered online attention for his music videos, social media beefs and various run-ins with the law which led to him testifying against Brooklyn gang the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

Director Vikram Gandhi speaks to the neighborhood locals who knew the rapper when he was still just Danny Hernandez — before the hard-core persona and face tattoos—to chronicle his rise to celebrity.

Producers are Gandhi of Prophets, Jeremy Falson and Jude Harris.

This time last year Showtime announced a Tekashi69 documentary series with Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox.

6ix9ine Celebrates Freedom From House Arrest by Releasing Video for New Single “Punani”

6ix9ine is officially free… and, he’s celebrating with new music.

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, celebrated his freedom from house arrest on Sunday by releasing a wild, doughnut-spinning music video for his new track “Punani.”

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“IM FREE !!” the rainbow-haired rapper wrote on Instagram. “WHO SAID WE AINT OUTSIDEEEEEE … BROOKLYN THIS MY TOWN NEW YORK THIS MY CITYYYY YOU HEAR ME!?!?! KING OF F–ING NEW YORK YA COULD NEVA DO WHAT I DID AND BE OUTSIDE DUMMY!”

Coming in just under two minutes long, the “Punani” video — filmed, edited and uploaded to YouTube just hours after his house arrest was lifted — finds 6ix9ine and his large entourage stomping through the streets of Brooklyn, celebrating the rapper’s new freedom.

Standout moments from the clip include 6ix9ine lounging on the windshield of a Lamborghini zooming down a bridge, a mysterious bandage on the rapper’s neck, doughnut spins galore, and 6ix9ine sipping on his first cup of coffee outside of house arrest — a McCafé.

6ix9ine caught a break earlier this year when a New York judge granted him a compassionate release in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

But 6ix9ine’s four months of house arrest didn’t stop him from staying musically active. During that time, the rapper recorded and released several new songs and videos, including “Trollz” with Nicki Minaj, which earned 6ix9ine his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

6ix9ine Releases New Spanish-Language Single “Yaya”

6ix9ine is switching tongues…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has released his new song “Yaya,” in which he embraces his Latino roots.

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In the party-ready track, 6ix9ine raps and sings in Spanish, a departure from the previous English-language singles he’s dropped this year following his early release from prison.

The vibrant music video was filmed while 6ix9ine remains on house arrest and features a whole lot of suggestive booty shaking and milk — and not much social distancing.

“THIS IS THE BEST ONE I DID SO FAR,” he teasedon Thursday, saying, “WE BREAKING THE INTERNET PARAAAAA MI GENTE LATINAAAAAAAAAAA LATINO AMERICA !!!!”

“Yaya” follows the rapper’s recent singles “Gooba” and “Trollz,” which was released with Nicki Minaj and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last month. 

He previously sang in Spanish on two tracks that were released back in 2018, “Bebe” and “Mala,” both with Anuel AA; “Bebe” debuted at No. 1on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Earns Career First No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with “Trollz,” Featuring Nicki Minaj

Tekashi 6ix9ine has trollz his way to the top…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has blasted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated June 27 with his Nicki Minaj collaboration “Trollz.”   

Tekashi 6ix9ine

It’s the first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 6ix9ine and the second for Minaj, who notches her first in a lead role.

He had previously tallied two prior top 10s, each of which reached No. 3: “FEFE,” featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, in August 2018, and “Gooba,” which debuted at No. 3 on the May 23-dated chart, five weeks ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNg3M9IJJlY

“Trollz,” released June 12 via Create Music Group, also launches at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 116,000 sold in the week ending June 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, another career first for him, and No. 3 on Streaming Songs, with 36 million U.S. streams in the same span. It drew 1.2 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending June 21.

“Trollz” boasts the highest weekly sales sum since Taylor Swift‘s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, soared in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019).

“Trollz” concurrently opens atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric formula as the Hot 100. 6ix9ine earns his first No. 1 on the former chart and second on the latter, after “Gooba.” 

Tekashi 6ix9ine Releases New Nicki Minaj Collaboration “Trollz”

Tekashi 6ix9ine is trollzing the internet…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, and Nicki Minaj have released the candy-colored video for their latest collaboration, “Trollz.” 

6ix9ine x Nicki Minaj

The song, which was release one week later than originally scheduled due to the nationwide protests over the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, was released Friday morning with the visual a feast for the eyes and a famine for anyone who thinks they can take either MC on.

“They get nervous when it’s Nicki on the roster/ Somebody ushered this n—a into a clinic/ My flow’s still sick, I ain’t talkin’ a pandemic,” Minaj raps in between shots of her twerking in a bubble bath in a rainbow-colored bikini and bouncing topless in digital pasties and ROYGBV hair. “I write my own lyrics, a lot of these b—-es gimmicks/They study Nicki style, now all of them want to mimic.”

The follow-up to Tekashi’s first song since leaving prison, “Gooba,” the new track is uncharacteristically sedate for the typically over-amped rapper. 

Over a laconic beat, 6ix9ine’s first verse is a near-whisper before he unleashes on his detractors. 

“I know you don’t like me, you wanna fight me/ You don’t want no problems at your party, don’t invite me,” he spits in a more melodic take on his typical guttural flow (which, don’t worry, is back on the second verse). “I don’t worry ’bout you n—as, please stop talking about me/ Always talking ’bout me ’cause you looking for the clouty.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNg3M9IJJlY&feature=youtu.be

The sequel to the dynamic duo’s “FEFE” single from 2018 finds them sharing cotton candy and a giant bowl of colorful cereal, amid scenes of Nicki pouring milk on 6ix9ine’s head and Tekashi toting a giant cash stack and adjusting his ankle monitor. 

Minaj said on Instagram that “a portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc. [@bailproject].” 

6ix9ine to Release “Trollz,” Featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday

6ix9ine is ready for his own Trollz world tour…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, will release his second comeback track, “Trollz” featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday, June 12.

6ix9ine x Nicki Minaj

Minaj confirmed the collaboration via Instagram early Wednesday morning. Along with her announcement, she revealed her and 6ix9ine’s plans to aid in the bailing process. 

“A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc,” she wrote in her post.

Early Wednesday morning (June 10), Minaj “The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail while awaiting their trial. We want to protect and support the thousands of brave people working on the front lines of social justice, using their voices to demand AN END to the targeting and killing of Black Americans by the police. #BlackLivesMatter link in bio to Pre-save #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight.”

6ix9ine and Minaj previously connected on the Billboard Hot 100 single “Fefe,” which stormed to No. 3 on the chart.

6ix9ine found chart success upon his April release from jail when he released “Gooba.” The record soared to No. 3, tying his solo career best.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBQdkz6HxRi/

Tekashi 6ix9ine to Release New Single This Week

Tekashi 6ix9ine is making the most of his musical comeback…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican Americam rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is planning to release a new single this week.

Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine released his comeback single “Gooba” in early May. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart last week.

This Saturday, the rapper took to Instagram to announce he’s releasing a new track before month’s end.

“May 29, another single,” he stated toward the end of the clip.

“THIS FRIDAY TROLLZ,” he captioned it, with many emojis. “ANOTHER ONE!!!!!! THEY WISH THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE!!!! IT CANT BE TRUE!! B—- I AM THE INTERNET.”

Earlier in the day, in a separate post, he announced, “MOST LIKED COMMENT WILL BE THE NAME OF THE SONG.”

The comment that got the most likes was 6ix9ine’s own, “Trollz.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAit9IUnLek