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Tekashi69 Gets a New Record Deal From Prison

Tekashi 6ix9ine via Bossip.com

Tekashi 6ix9ine knows how to make headlines. But is his music worth $10 million?

The currently imprisoned rapper’s former label, 10K Projects, is willing to invest in a two-album deal, one in English and one in Spanish, while he is still awaiting sentencing. So, their answer would be: yes.

Since his arrest last November, the rapper whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, has done everything in his power to reduce his initial 47-year minimum sentence for racketeering and drug trafficking crimes. After working with the feds to build a case against two former members of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods gang, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack were found guilty of kidnapping and racketeering last week.

#Tekashisnitch9, as he was dubbed by the internet, has reason to expect a lenient sentence following his cooperation and his court date has already been moved up from January to December. Insiders predict he will at least receive credit for time served and potentially be let out as early as 2020 when he would come home to a huge record deal. As the cast of The Breakfast Club explains (in the video below) this multi-million dollar sum is not a check made out to the rapper, but the estimated value of his contract after publishing, touring and albums sales. Still, pretty sweet deal for a guy who’s spent more time scheming and shit talking than rhyming.

While the pendulum of the justice system seems to be swinging his way, Hernandez’ freedom does not guarantee his safety. And his route back to the studio will surely be fraught with danger having made enemies of the Nine Trey Bloods gang. Many wonder if the deal will ever come to fruition. Stay tuned.

Jessica Hoppe

Jessica Hoppe is a New York-based writer and social media strategist who founded her blog, Nueva Yorka, in 2015. She has been featured in Vogue, Yahoo, HuffPost, PopSugar, Who What Wear, Ravishly and worked as Lifestyle Editor for StyleCaster. Jessica has been passionate about writing, diversity and Latin American culture from an early age. Having grown up in a Spanish speaking home, her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is from Honduras.

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