Tekashi6ix9ine’s dangerous involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Blood gangs is investigated in the new Hulu documentary, 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez.
A new trailer for the documentary illustrates how the rapper showed his involvement with the gang amid a promising rise to musical success.
Tekashi’s criminal activities with the group eventually put him in jail, although he received a lesser sentence after agreeing to testify against fellow gang members.
‘He fears for his life’: Tekashi6ix9ine’s dangerous relationship with nine Treg gangsta blood gangs laid bare in upcoming Hulu documentary, 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez
The documentary speaks with locals who knew Tekashi before his rise to fame, and who remembered his early musical ambitions.
‘He said, “I’m going to be a rapper. I’m 69,” recalled one person.
A friend said, “Danny was a quiet, Hispanic child from a ghetto in Brooklyn.”
‘He had faced tattoos,’ another said. ‘That was his whole point. Shock Value, Shock Value. ‘
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‘Danny was a quiet, Hispanic child from a ghetto in Brooklyn,’ a friend said
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“The more he turned 69, the more he became obsessed with it … meditation,” recalled the other.
The rapper jumping repeatedly on the stage was seen jumping with joy.
Yet it was not just music that mattered to the promising rapper.
A friend said, “Gangs have played an important role in all of our lives.”
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‘Bandana was the biggest recourse she could ever use’: Another said, seen herself on screen in a red bandanna as footage of the rapper
Another person said, “Bandana was the biggest recourse he could ever use,” the rapper showed the footage on screen waking himself up in a red bandanna.
‘I think everyone thinks, is that really blood?’ Asked another.
“He was doing something that would endanger his life on a weekly basis,” he said.
Stunning even appeared to make light of the dangers.
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‘Everyone is getting shot, boom, boom, boom!’ He joked.
Eventually, all of this caught him, and he was arrested for crimes related to activities with the gang.
One commentator stated, “Tejaswi let me work with Fade on this.”
‘He feared his life. Tekashi knew, “These people can shoot or kill me anytime.”
Life-threatening: ‘He was doing something that would endanger his life on a weekly basis,’ another said
New Person: ‘They were initially two different people, but they transformed into one,’ the other said
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“They were initially two different people, but they turned into one,” he said.
Last year 6ix9ine was convicted in a case of racketeering, drug trafficking and weapons charges, and received a lesser sentence – he had to remain in custody for 47 years for testimony against one-time associates.
During his clearly articulated testimony over the course of three days, he described how he joined nine trains to gain the credibility of the road in return for his music industry earnings cuts.
She was sentenced to two years in prison last December, and was released from prison to house arrest in April citing concerns about coronovirus.
69: The saga of Danny Hernandez is now running on Hulu.
Out now: 69: Danny Hernandez’s saga is now streaming on Hulu