6ix9ine has reportedly scored a record deal worth more than $10 million with his former label, 10K Projects.
As TMZ writes, the controversial rapper will receive the money in exchange for two albums once he's released from prison. 10K Projects previously released his debut mixtape Day69. The details surrounding the rumored deal remain ambiguous, but it's been said that one of the projects will be in English while the other will be in Spanish. It's unclear what will happen to the deal if 6ix9ine is given a long sentence, as he's facing the possibility of 47 years behind bars.
A rep for 10K Projects declined to comment.
Earlier today it was reported by one source that some work had already gone into new music from 6ix9ine. "It looks like he will be making music right away when he comes home," an anonymous music industry source told Page Six. "He already contacted a young NYC producer, and someone purchased two beats for him." Last month a report indicated he was confident he'll be more popular than ever once he's released.
Meek Mill—who previously used 6ix9ine as a reason to advise his fans "don’t be a Internet gangsta... be yourself!"— commented on the recording contract:
6ix9ine's sentencing date was originally set for Jan. 24, 2020, but it was brought forward earlier this week at the request of his legal team. "He's ready for the next stage," the rapper's attorney Lance Lazzaro told Complex. It is suspected he will receive a lighter sentence due to his cooperation with authorities.
Music venues, however, have explained to Complex that it could be too risky to book the rapper when he is free. "Even before Tekashi 6ix9ine had problems, he really had limited access to most venues,” a spokesperson for NYC's S.O.B.'s explained. “There was always fear that trouble brewed when associated with him. I’m not saying he didn’t have access, but I’m saying it was limited way before any of this.”