By no means one for subtly, Tekashi 6ix9ine has simply dropped his new album, ‘Tattle Tales,’ which kicks off with a monitor concerning the rainbow-haired rapper’s time behind bars. In the meantime, followers had been preoccupied with the truth that Akon was featured on TWO songs!
Within the span of 5 months, Tekashi 6ix9ine went from rotting in jail to having a tune on the highest of the Billboard Sizzling 100. Now, he’s releasing a model new album. The person born Daniel Hernandez, who many assume is the largest “snitch” in hip-hop at this time, leaned into the “rat” label much more on Sept. Four with Tattle Tales. Becoming for an album with such a reputation, Tekashi laid out his coronary heart about how pleading responsible to racketeering and firearms prices — a court docket continuing that included a plea deal that required him to “tattle” on his former friends — led to his jail sentence, which he truthfully addresses in “LOCKED UP 2.” As an added shock, hip-hop legend Akon joined the tune.
The monitor was not like most of Tekashi’s fired-up, in-your-face tracks, as he lamented over being trapped behind bars. He even gave his four-year-old daughter, Saraiyah Hernandez, a shout-out: “Thinkin’ ’bout the issues that I did / Received me thinkin’ like, “Why the f–ok I did that?” / Received me wishin’ that I might take it all again / Preventing with these demons, barely even eatin’ / Barely even sleepin’, this shit received me tweakin’ / Preventing with my legal professionals for a greater supply / Simply wanna see my daughter.”
Followers had been questioning if Akon was severely going to collab with the controversial rapper, so it was fairly the shock to see the “Lonely” rapper hop on for two tracks on this album. He groups up with Tekashi but once more for “LEAH,” a way more party-friendly monitor than “LOCKED UP 2,” which samples DJ Sammy’s 2002 banger “Heaven” within the refrain. There have been combined reactions amongst followers over these collaborations, spanning from tweets like “Who would’ve thought Akon could be featured twice on a Tekashi album…” to “Omg this tekashi and akon joint goes stupiddddd hardddd !!!!”
Although 6ix9ine has celebrated his title of “snitch” since he testified towards his former associates within the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, he wasn’t that forthcoming with the small print about his new album. He introduced Tattle Tales on Aug. 26. The 4 singles he launched since leaving jail – “GOOBA,” “PUNANI,” “YAYA” and his chart-topping collab with Nicki Minaj, “TROLLZ” – had been among the many tracklisting, however 6ix9ine didn’t share the 9 different tune’s titles, or if there have been any extra options on the document.
This secrecy is likely to be a intelligent assertion on everybody faulting Tekashi for snitching – after we need him to share data, he buttons his lip – however it might harm his possibilities of topping the Billboard album chart. The dearth of hype – save for individuals who are going to pay attention in to see what Tekashi says subsequent – may imply a low variety of pre-save/pre-sales. The opposite massive launch this week is Detroit 2 from Huge Sean, and that album options appearances from Travis Scott, Anderson .Paak, Wale, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, and Jhene Aiko. Plus, Taylor Swift’s folklore is nesting on the high of the Billboard 200. Dethroning the brand new cottagecore queen could be fairly the duty for Tekahsi, even with out having to go head-to-head with a well-established rapper with an album filled with stars.
Although Tekashi has adopted the rat” persona – to the purpose that he named his album after tattling – he justified cooperating with the feds to assist convict his former associates within the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. “I really need this to hit dwelling,” he stated when giving his first post-prison interview with The New York Instances. “After I was kidnapped, was I a sufferer? Did I cooperate? No. After they had been stealing cash from reveals, did I cooperate? No. Did I’ve many probabilities to inform the police what I noticed? Sure. I used to be following a avenue code that was upheld by me and that I assumed was actual. Earlier than I broke the road code, what number of instances was it damaged to me?”
Tekashi admitted that he didn’t remorse getting concerned with the gang, saying that he attached with the Bloods as a result of he needed “credibility.” The gang picture received extra eyes on him, and 6ix9ine stated it benefited his profession. “I used to be killing the European market,” he informed the Instances. “However once you’re a child from New York, you don’t wish to be the child that’s solely being performed in Slovakia. I wish to go outdoors in New York and listen to my music.”
Although he’s equally cherished and hated – although, there are days when he appears extra despised than something – Tekashi stays defiant. He informed the Instances that he would “by no means, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever remorse the teachings I realized in life, as a result of they made me into an animal, made me right into a beast. I can undergo something.” Nonetheless, he did acknowledge that he’s afraid of dying and employs a safety crew wherever from eight to twenty-two individuals at a time.