6ix9ine, who's currently in prison after being arrested in November on firearm and racketeering-related charges, is reportedly working on a followup to his critically panned debut studio album DUMMY BOY.

That's the word from TMZ, who issued a report Monday claiming that "sources" had informed them of 6ix9ine's current writing process. Per the report, he's said to be "spending most of his time behind bars writing and producing songs for his next album." Fellow inmates have also, at least reportedly, contributed to 6ix9ine's current creative mindset.

DUMMY BOY featured Nicki Minaj and a pair of guest spots from Kanye West, with both appearing on "Mama." A video for that track was seemingly in the works but hasn't been mentioned since reports of its Beverly Hills location being the target of a shooting. Eventually, surveillance footage of the shooting was released. No one was injured.

As for the most recent case-related updates on 6ix9ine (who, in an unrelated incident, guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance back in 2015), former manager Shotti, and the others facing similar charges, we learned last week that attorney Scott E. Leemon now wants to represent Mel Murda after previously serving as Shotti's lawyer.

"[A retainer fee] never happened," Leemon, who explained that he only agreed to an initial court appearance with Shotti based on a promise of payment, said previously. "It has now been several weeks since that appearance and I still have not received payment." Shotti has since obtained new legal representation.