Season 1

This is the unauthorized documentary series on the most notorious rapper of all time, Tekashi 6ix9ine. The journey begins with a first-gen Mexican and Puerto Rican kid from Bushwick, Brooklyn named Daniel Hernandez. Deep childhood trauma, a broken education system and a gentrifying neighborhood set the stage for his bizarre transformation into hip hop’s greatest villain, propelling him to global fame, and a terrifying downfall. Emotionally charged interviews and never before heard audio unveil a story that could only be told in the digital era.
Episode 1: Identity

Original Air Date: Feb 21, 2021

Growing up in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Daniel Hernandez faces an early childhood trauma that triggers his journey of transformation into hip hop’s supervillain, Tekashi 6ix9ine. From a young age Daniel is hyperaware that social media fame and fortune depend on endlessly upping the shock, awe and outrage. He manufactures his trademark rainbow look and outrageous rap persona. After joining the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and dropping his seminal track “Gummo,” his newborn child and her mother are left wondering what the future holds. Series premiere.

Episode 2: Power

Original Air Date: Feb 28, 2021

Fresh off the success of “Gummo,” 6ix9ine quickly realizes that his master plan is working – money, success and attention follow. His ever-expanding ego flashes out in flamboyant and abrasive behavior. To further raise his digital profile, he becomes a professional troll and quickly alienates the hip hop community. His flagrant online presence also draws the attention of the Feds as his words and lyrics become self-fulfilling prophecies. Some in his inner circle sense impending doom, others double down on their loyalty.

Episode 3: Truth

Original Air Date: Mar 7, 2021

Even after being kidnapped, 6ix9ine doesn’t sense his danger. He continues to project his violent lifestyle on social media, not recognizing that he’s incriminating himself and those around him. When he’s finally arrested, Tekashi faces a decision that ultimately lands him and others in jail. Upon release, his career burns bright but quickly fades. Much like our former president and so many other supervillains of our time, his toxic persona persists. Series finale.


1 Season, 3 Episodes

  • Season 1

    This three-part documentary series profiles hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine’s epic rise to notoriety. Director Karam Gill examines the culture of manufactured celebrity through 6ix9ine’s mastery of social media.

    Season 1

Shop gear from your favorite SHOWTIME Originals including Yellowjackets, Billions, Dexter and more