It looks like 6ix9ine will indeed be making his return to music upon his release from prison. Billboard confirmed on Thursday (Oct. 10) that Tekashi has landed a new record deal with former label 10K Projects.
TMZ was first to break the news. Their report claims that the “Gummo” rapper has scored himself a nice payday worth in excess of $10 million if he holds up his end of the contract. As part of the deal reupping with 10K, the Brooklyn native will be on the hook for a pair of albums — one in English, the other in Spanish.
The final hurdle for 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, is securing his release from prison. As part of his plea deal, Tekashi had been looking at a January sentencing, but his reps reportedly moved the sentencing date up to Dec. 18. He was previously facing 47 years behind bars on an array of racketeering charges for his involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Tekashi has remained locked up since being arrested in November 2018.