Recently the founder and CEO of 10K Projects, Elliot Grainge, went in-depth on his decision to sign rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine for a 2-album contract while dealing with his case in an interview with Variety.
“Tekashi knows how to get under people’s skin,” Grainge said. “He is an addictive, charismatic human being — and very intelligent, but he made some unfortunate choices in regard to the people he surrounded himself with. Knowing him like I do, since he was called Daniel Hernandez, I wouldn’t be doing a good job as a human, let alone a label head, if I didn’t try to help him. I’m not giving 6ix9ine a second chance, just an opportunity. The rest is up to him. The artist himself has to make the rest of those choices.”
The deal requires one English album and one Spanish album, release dates have not been discussed.
It was previously reported that prosecutors in 6ix9ine’s case have requested a shorter sentence for the rapper due to his cooperation in prosecuting several of his co-defendants.
6ix9ine’s sentencing is set for Dec. 18.