Tekashi 6ix9ine Here for the Longevity or Nah?

New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had the internet steaming from several reasons which includes his gang affiliation, beef with numerous Hip Hop figures, and his refusal to “check-in” when visiting other cities. Aside from the controversy, he’s dropped several hit-songs such as “Gummo,” “Kooda,” and “KeKe,” which has made him a fixture in the culture–at least for now.

During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, 6ix9ine informs the crew that he’s the hottest thing smoking New York City.

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“I’m the hottest artist in the city,” 6ix9ine says.

Later adding, “every song I put out, it makes Billboard Top 100. I don’t get no cosigns–I don’t got no G-Eazy co-sign. I don’t got no Offset cosign. I’m self-made, I started it.”

Whether the Bushwick-Brooklyn rapper is the hottest in NYC or not is up for debate in it’s own right. Cardi B and A Boogie wit da Hoodie could contest that. But here’s a more important question: is his style and flow sustainable enough to give him longevity?

There’s many artists come out swinging only to take a hard fall by the second round. In 2016, fellow New York rappers, Young MA and Desiigner both had the industry lit with hits, “Ooouuu” and “Panda,” respectively, yet neither one has garnished the same energy since those releases.

In 2015, New Jersey rapper, Fetty Wap had the game “sold up” as well. He’s the first rap-artist to have his first four singles to chart simultaneously; “Again,” “Trap Queen,” “My Way” featuring Monty, and “679” featuring Remy Boyz. Which all four songs played a major role in his self-titled debuting at number one on US Billboard 200.

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We ran the same debate back in April 2016 about Fetty Wap. You guys voted unanimously “No, we won’t remember his name in five years.” Though we can’t say we’ve forgotten Fetty completely, it’s clear he’s not the dominate force he was back in 2015.

Though it seems as if the odds are stacked against Tekashi, it’s more of a half empty-half full scenario. Chance The Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kevin Gates, among others made 2014’s XXL Freshmen Class and have remained prominent figures. Could that be the case for the “Gummo” artist or will he do a MJ fadeaway out the game? What you guys think?

 

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Tekashi 6ix9ine here for the longevity or nah?

[Polls Are Closed!!]

No, we won’t remember his name in five years. -93%

Yes! -7%