There's a brand new deep dive into Tekashi 6ix9ine's most-likely temporary profession in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
In it, they pinpoint the place all of it went off the rails for Danny Hernandez, who not so way back was working behind a deli counter in Brooklyn and exhibiting little curiosity in rap music. It was the second he made Shotti of Tr3way his supervisor, in February of 2018.
"Danny’s associates query precisely how a lot managing Shotti truly did. “He wasn’t no supervisor,” Andrew tells me, then blows a raspberry. Grainge agrees: “That’s not his supervisor. That’s his pal.” Shotti couldn’t be reached for this story, however a number of folks inform me he thinks of himself as a up to date Suge Knight. Soon, Danny adopted a strident gangbanger picture. He started yelling “Treyway” in Instagram posts — a nickname for Shotti’s enterprise platform, but in addition seemingly a reference to the Nine Trey nation. His music started to advertise gang politics enthusiastically, particularly “Blood Walk,” a remix of Rich the Kid’s “Plug Walk” that borrowed from Snoop Dogg: “I maintain a pink flag, hanging out my bottom/Only on the fitting facet/Yeah, that’s the Blood facet.
For his associates, it was an inexplicable flip. The gangster picture in his earlier movies was a entrance, as pretend as professional wrestling. In actuality, he was a struggling teenage dad who had earned his cash slicing ham on the Stay Fresh Grill. The distinction, although — that Danny’s affiliation with the Nine Trey Bloods was all an act to promote information — would rapidly develop into murkier, and finally irrelevant in any respect."
Elliot Grainge, who signed 6ix9ine to his 10Okay label, tried to get Tekashi to maneuver out West to flee Shotti, but it surely didn't work.
“I don’t assume he will be protected in New York City,” Grainge advised me in August. “Not in Bushwick.” Danny, loyal to his “Day Ones,” turned him down.
6ix9ine's meteoric rise got here to a crashing halt when he was arrested on six federal racketeering and weapons fees. He is locked up and dealing with life in jail and it appears unlikely he'll serve a lot lower than a decade.
Rolling Stone requested 6ix9ine's shut pal and co-writer Andrew “TrifeDrew” Green why 6ix9ine went together with Shotti's unlawful antics:
To some observers, Danny’s arrest wasn’t a shock. “All the politics, all the meat, it was like… You can’t simply be rushing down the freeway with out anticipating to crash,” Andrew says.
But why would he really feel the necessity to behave this fashion, I ask Andrew. Why on Earth would a platinum-selling recording artist stick up some child on the road for a backpack?
“The web,” Andrew says.
From what you may collect within the article, 6ix9ine didn't want Shotti to be well-known. He had already completed that with out the assistance of Tr3way. But Shotti will seemingly be the top of him.