Not a whole lot is going right for 6ix9ine, but at least his album might find its way into the world as quickly as he wants it out. The "Stoopid" rapper signed a new distribution deal to share his highly anticipated album DUMMY BOY.
The record will drop via the start-up Create Music Group. A rep tells Complex, "Create Music Group is already Tekashi's music publisher and they have a music distribution division, so it makes sense for them to take on this album."
TMZ reports 6ix9ine chafed at the constraints of his original deal with Caroline and Capitol Music Group. After DUMMY BOY leaked, the legally troubled rapper wanted to go ahead and share the album officially. When the two sides argued, 6ix9ine went out and found himself another deal.
CMG's bag has been finding musicians missed monetization opportunities, so the deal with 6ix9ine checks out. He isn't making any money on a leak, after all. Though it's a relatively new company, it has already made huge connections on the music (6ix9ine, Marshmello) and industry (Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge) fronts.
DUMMY BOY has officially dropped on all streaming platforms, but it's about the only good news out of Tekashi's camp in recent weeks. The rapper is facing federal racketeering charges and recently beefed up his defense team with the addition of Dawn Florio, who is perhaps best-known for allegedly sneaking drugs into a jail for a client. (Those charges were eventually dropped.)
Tekashi and his manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan are accused of running a criminal enterprise called the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The rapper's trial begins next September and he plans to plead not guilty.