By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Rising Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison on racketeering charges in December which also includes his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods in New York. He tried to snitch on the gang in September but that didn’t end up in his favor in the end. Luckily, Judge Paul A. Engelmeyer gave him credit for time served for when he taken in by the feds in November of 2018.
According to prison records, 6ix9ine is set to be released on August 2 of this year. This condition was met if he had good behavior. If he didn’t meet follow through with that, he would’ve been held for three more months.
In the racketeering case, 6ix9ine was was also investigated for murder conspiracy, drugs, and weapons charges. His ex-manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, was sentenced to 15 years on racketeering charges. In the spring of 2019, 6ix9ine fired him and his entire team as that seemed to be the beginning of the end.
When 6ix9ine gets released though, a big bag is waiting for him. While incarcerated, he signed a $10 million deal with the 10k projects record label in October. He’s best known for his hit single “Gummo” and his debut album “Dummy Boy” which was released a week after he was taken into federal custody. That project peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. He’s managed to keep his name relevant even while in prison so his buzz will be very much alive when he gets out in August.
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