Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story
Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story

Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story

6ix9ine rode a wave of controversy, gang violence, and beefs to the top of the rap world. And then it all came crashing down. On Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, Angie Martinez narrates the shocking tale of a rapper addicted to viral fame.

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March 17, 2020

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Future Examined in Final Episode of 'Infamous'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

The Complex/Spotify podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story closes out by examining the one question everyone wants to know: What's next? The series, narrated by Angie Martinez, has gone in-depth into the controversial rapper's rise, his ties to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and his arrest and subsequent cooperation with the federal government. The latest and final episode picks up at the rapper's sentencing. At the hearing, he's visited by a ghost from his past, and finally faces a reckoning for his year-long crime spree. From there, the episode gets into whether he'll still have an audience once he's released from prison later this year, and it wraps up the relationship between Tekashi and his former protector, manager, and father figure, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. To hear the episode, go here or listen above. To catch up on the whole series from the beginning, visit Spotify.

March 10, 2020

Nine Trey Goes on Trial in New Episode of 'Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

In September 2019, Tekashi 6ix9ine spent three days testifying against his former compatriots in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. In this episode of Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, narrator Angie Martinez takes you inside the courtroom, examining what happened and why it happened.  Why did Tekashi decide to turn against his former manager Shotti and the rest of his crew? What other evidence did the Feds have to use against the Nine Trey gang, and how did they get it? And what did Jim Jones and Cardi B have to do with anything? This episode of the Infamous podcast looks at all of that, and also gets into how some of Tekashi's lies came back to haunt him at a very inconvenient moment. You can listen to the episode above, and catch up on past episodes here. 

March 3, 2020

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Kidnapping Detailed in New Episode of 'Infamous'

A Spotify Original, produced by Complex

The latest episode of Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, the Complex/Spotify podcast narrated by Angie Martinez, goes inside one of the most dramatic moments of the controversial rapper's career. On July 22, 2018, Tekashi was kidnapped and robbed, and it turned out the culprit was a member of the same gang he had joined to boost his rap career—the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.  Amazingly, there is a recording of the incident. But what was caught on tape is only half the story. This episode of Infamous tells what led up to that event, and what happened afterwards. It also delves into perhaps the thorniest question surrounding Tekashi: was his manager and protector Shotti stealing money from him? You can listen to episode 6 of Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story above, and you can find all the previous episodes here. 

February 25, 2020

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Crime Spree Examined in Latest Episode of 'Infamous'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

The latest episode of the Complex/Spotify podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story finds narrator Angie Martinez delving into the most dangerous moments of the controversial rapper's rise.  In April 2018, Tekashi's feud with Rap-a-lot Records and its founder J. Prince led the rainbow-haired rapper and members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods to commit a shocking robbery in the center of midtown Manhattan. A robbery that Tekashi filmed and put on the internet, in an attempt to embarrass his enemies. That act, along with a split-second decision made during the course of the crime, would come back to haunt him in surprising ways.  In this episode of Infamous, we hear from two of the victims of that robbery, and look at other violent incidents surrounding Tekashi's rise. You can listen above. And click here to catch up on previous episodes. 

February 18, 2020

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Beefs Come to Life in the Latest Episode of 'Infamous' Podcast

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

The fourth episode of the Complex and Spotify podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, narrated by Angie Martinez, delves into the reason so many people loved and hated the rapper: his never-ending stream of beefs.  Ludacris, Chief Keef, Bhad Bhabie, YG, Vic Mensa, Adrien Broner, and countless others clashed with the rainbow-haired rapper during his year in the spotlight. Sometimes it was legitimate. Sometimes it was a stunt. And sometimes it turned violent. This episode gives us an in-depth look into 6ix9ine's most famous beef, with Trippie Redd. And we examine several times the sparring moved from IG posts and songs into real-world violence. To check it out, listen above. To catch up on the first three episodes of Infamous, and to subscribe so you won't miss any future ones, visit here.

February 11, 2020

Listen to Episode 3 of 'Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

The latest episode of the new podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story examines the gang that Tekashi 6ix9ine joined as he became a star. The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods are one of the original sets of Bloods on the East Coast. And even before Tekashi, they had ties to hip-hop.  The episode also delves into the history of a major player in the Tekashi drama—his former manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. We follow Shotti from his childhood in Brooklyn all the way to forming a family-like bond with Tekashi 6ix9ine as his career exploded. You can hear episode three of Infamous, narrated by Angie Martinez, above. Or you can check it out exclusively on Spotify here. And if you missed the beginning of the series and need to catch up, episode one is here and episode two can be found here. 

February 4, 2020

Listen to the Second Episode of 'Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

As Tekashi 6ix9ine was rocketing to fame in 2017-18, a dark secret from his past threatened to hold him back. The latest episode of the new podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story delves deep into that secret, and the ways the rapper tried to cover it up. One night in early 2015, Daniel Hernandez, a.k.a. Tekashi 6ix9ine, went to Harlem with some people he didn't really know. What happened after that ended up in an arrest, a guilty plea, broken friendships, and controversy. This episode of Infamous, a Spotify original production in partnership with Complex, examines that night and the aftermath. It also features original interviews with the people responsible for bringing Tekashi 6ix9ine into the orbit of the gang that he would eventually turn on: the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. New episodes of Infamous drop every Tuesday, exclusively on Spotify. If you missed the series debut, you can catch up here. And you can listen to the second episode above.

January 28, 2020

Listen to the First Episode of 'Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story'

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

Who was Tekashi 6ix9ine before he became Tekashi 6ix9ine? The first episode of the new podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, put out by Complex and Spotify, answers that question. Angie Martinez narrates the story of Daniel Hernandez, a kid from Bushwick, Brooklyn who turns a chance meeting in a deli into a burgeoning rap career—while being drawn to gang life the whole time. In the episode, we hear from a variety of people who helped to shape the controversial artist: the people who gave him his signature hair and tattoos, the Scumgang members who mentored him, the producer who made some of his earliest songs, and more. New parts in the eight-episode series will come out every Tuesday, exclusively on Spotify. To hear episode 1 of Infamous, listen above or go here.

January 23, 2020

Check Out the Trailer for the New 6ix9ine Podcast by Complex and Spotify

Spotify Original, produced by Complex

You may think you know the 6ix9ine story, but you're in for a surprise. Complex and Spotify are teaming up to present Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story. It's a podcast series that explores the rainbow-haired rapper's meteoric rise to the top of the rap game, and the gang violence that brought him down. You can check out the brand-new trailer for the series, narrated by Angie Martinez, above. Infamous premieres on Jan. 28, with new episodes every Tuesday for eight weeks. The show features exclusive interviews with some of the people closest to 6ix9ine, and gives listeners an in-depth look at both his hitmaking career and his relationship with the infamous Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang. You can find Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story exclusively on Spotify. Check out the show by clicking here and make sure to follow it so you never miss an episode. To prepare for Infamous after hearing the trailer, we suggest reading this look at the robbery that brought down 6ix9ine and the gang that brought him fame. Meanwhile, 6ix9ine himself will be serving out the remainder of his 24-month prison sentence behind bars after his attempt to be transferred to home confinement was denied.