According to a report from TMZ, Tekashi 6ix9ine just signed a two-album record deal worth $10 million with his former label, 10k Projects, for when he gets out of prison. The aforementioned publication revealed that one of his records will be in Spanish while the other will be in English.
It’s not entirely clear what will happen to the record deal if he has been given an extended sentence. It was announced by Page Six earlier today that Tekashi 6ix9ine, née Daniel Hernandez, 23, had forked out the cash to buy several new beats and he has full intentions of releasing new music after he gets out – if he even serves time in prison at all.
The music industry insider said to Page Six that Daniel Hernandez is looking forward to working on new music the moment he finishes working with the government in his racketeering case, for which he was pilloried by the hip-hop community for ratting on his ex-associates.
Reportedly, the 23-year-old rapper contacted a New York City-based music producer and he bought two new beats for him. As it was previously reported, back in September, Hernandez testified against his former partners, Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack from the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Allegedly, Tekashi 6ix9ine won’t enter the witness protection program either despite some rumors to the contrary. Mr. Hernandez pled guilty to racketeering charges back in January among eight other charges. He’s currently looking at 47 years in prison.
If Hernandez’s cooperation serves him well, he’ll likely receive a much lighter sentence, however, this depends on whether or not the prosecutors presiding over the case determine that Mr. Hernandez has cooperated with them to the best of his ability.
Interestingly, fellow rapper, Irv Gotti, predicted earlier this year that Tekashi 6ix9ine would likely be able to come back to the hip-hop scene due to the change in what he described as a shift in the way the younger generation thinks.
Irv argued that back in his day, Tekashi 6ix9ine would likely be killed for what he did, however, the “kids these days” don’t care in the same way they used too.