Tekashi69 - Updated Oct 2023

Updated On October 1, 2023
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Brooklyn, USA
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Brooklyn, USA


Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine is a famous American rapper, YouTuber, video blogger, and Instagram personality. Tekashi69 rose into fame after publishing his debut YouTube video titled “GUMMO” which received more than 394 million views. Moreover, 6ix9ine has made a huge name for himself in the music industry and has garnered a huge fan following.

Early Life

Tekashi69 was born in the year 1996 and celebrates his birthday on the 8th of May every year. His real name is Daniel Hernandez. Likewise, the famous American rapper is 25 years old at the moment. 6ix9ine was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Moreover, 6ix9ine belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Taurus.

Moving on to his family members, he was born to a mother from Atlixco, Mexico, and a father from Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. His father is Daniel Hernandez and His mother is Natividad Perez-Hernandez. Likewise, the American rapper has an older brother named Oscar Osiris Hernandez. Moreover, Tekashi69 and his older brother Oscar were raised in a church throughout their youth.


Talking about his education, For elementary school, he attended Public School 59. Likewise, for middle school, he attended Juan Morel Campos Secondary School and for high school, the American rapper attended Legacy High School. However, he left high school around the tenth grade. He picked up an interest in music while he was in high school.

Tekashi69 – Career and Professional Life

Tekashi69 initially worked several odd jobs including selling marijuana. Likewise, Hernandez started his music career by collaborating with Bodega Bamz. Moreover, he made a name by uploading his songs on the platforms such as SoundCloud and YouTube. As the young rapper didn’t have an official account on these websites, he had to release his tracks through a Slovakian label.

His early numbers, ‘Yokai,’ ‘Hellsing Station,’ ‘Gummo,’ among others, created a fan-following which grew with his new tracks. Likewise, the talented rapper’s other songs in 2017 are ‘Exodia,’ ‘Go Crazy,’ ‘Owee,’ and ‘Zeta Zero 0.5. His successful songs established him as a rap artist. Moreover, during the beginning of his career, he was famous to create well-thought-out music videos on a low budget, incorporating incredible outfits, anime, pyro-techniques, explosive visual effects, and Grand Theft Auto themes.


Caption: Sixnine in between his shoots(Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, his breakout single ‘Gummo’ was released on October 8, 2017. The song made it to number 12 on the ‘Billboard Top 100’ and brought him immense name and fame. The massive success of ‘Gummo’ was followed up with two more songs ‘Kooda’ and ‘Keke. Both the songs made it to the ‘Billboard Top 100.

Moreover, the song Kooda’ was released on December 3, 2017. The talented rapper brought out his debut mixtape ‘Day69’ in February 2018 and it entered at number 4 on ‘Billboard 200 album chart. The mixtape includes his hit singles ‘Gummo,’ ‘Keke,’ and features other artists such as ‘Tory Lanez,’ ‘Young Thug,’ ‘Offset,’ ‘Fetty Wap’ among others.

Tekashi69 – Brand Endorsement

Tekashi69 became the brand ambassador for the clothing brand, Fashion Novo after he signed an endorsement deal with the company in October 2018. However, in 2020, the company removed him as the brand ambassador as he failed to complete his job as an ambassador.

Tekashi69 – Net Worth 2023

He is insanely famous. However, the talented American rapper has not received any awards to date. Likewise, he has earned a huge deal of wealth throughout his career. Moreover, he has a net worth of $8 million at the moment.

Relationship Status

Tekashi69 hasn’t been in any serious relationship. However, the rapper has a daughter from one of his relationships. Moreover, The names of his daughter or her mother are not known.


Tekashi69 has been involved in various scandals over the years. The American rapper has some disturbing criminal charges against his name. In the year 2017, he pled guilty to one felony count of ‘Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance. Moreover, he has been involved in a controversy with other artists. One of these being, Trippie Redd. Accusations were made against Hernandez that his associates assaulted Trippie Redd in a New York hotel.

Body Measurements

He stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 60 kg. Likewise, the American rapper has black hair but he dyes his hair to bright colors. Likewise, he has black eyes as well.


Caption: Sixnine posing in front of his car(source: Instagram)

Social Media

He is famous on social media. Likewise, he has over 792k followers on his Twitter and has over 23.1 million followers on his Instagram.