Tekashi 6ix9ine DUMMY BOY Review
It’s difficult to discuss Tekashi’s prosperity without referencing the dim inclinations of his reality. His vocation exhibits a moral minefield, while likewise remaining as a significant hip-jump story of 2018. The x-evaluated likeness Rainbow Brite, he was one of a few dubious craftsmen to help bond the standard practicality of “SoundCloud rap.” For Tekashi, picture was everything; rapping was an untimely idea. In spite of the fact that the “likewise raps” moniker is in no way, shape or form a novel idea, Tekashi aced it. He was the ruler of a visual world in which ability is never again a prerequisite for passage. “I would not generally like to be a rapper or whatever,” he told Adam22 of the No Jumper digital recording. “I just idea of making music since everyone resembled: ‘You look distraught cool.'”
The development would have been moderately innocuous had it not been for Tekashi’s voracious hunger for viral clout. He had the introduction: rainbow-shaded hair and flame broil to coordinate; confront tattoos; and the number 69, with its sexual meaning, decorated over his body in excess of multiple times. However, he required a road to continue, and all the more critically legitimize, his pertinence. This longing drove him to an arrangement of Brooklyn-based Bloods known as the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, who thusly locked onto the receptive Daniel Hernandez and never let go. He hit an arrangement with Kifano Jordan, A.K.A. Shotti, to be his director; how he connected with Shotti, who was occupied with maintaining a strategic distance from a remarkable warrant in New Jersey for opiates trafficking while Tekashi scratched and mauled his approach to web notoriety in 2016, stays hazy.
A hit record makes a huge difference, and for Tekashi, “GUMMO” was his breakout minute. Moderate and murderous, the single was a moment crush that offered genuine signifiers of New York: Bed Stuy brownstones, waste packs brimming with weed, cop vehicles, red bandannas, and posse signs. The validity that Tekashi so frantically required was satisfying, and the rap musical drama initiated in full power. His association with the pack was commonly advantageous: he was their money dairy animals and except for a couple of thunders all over, they guarded him. Inside a time of framing the organization, Tekashi and his group started charging an expense of $100,000 per appear, just to everything to come slamming down in a surge of government charges.
The quick ascent and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine is best exemplified by DUMMY BOY, his most up to date full-length melodic offering that was deferred, spilled, and raced to discharge. An image might be worth a thousand words, however the somewhat irritatingly exact picture utilized as the collection’s cover workmanship is worth pretty much nothing: an animation adaptation of the smiling grouch, with his pants dropped down to his knees, remains in his very own puddle multi-hued waste.The collection should be Tekashi’s business and aesthetic leap forward where he at long last presented a major spending field rap spread. Rather, the final breath of a venture is a featherweight and crude endeavor at such an exhibition, inundated with bizarrely silly thoughts. Disconnected, equation based, and most exceedingly bad of each of the a through and through rest fest, it’s a flopped pop hybrid endeavor on which Tekashi appears to be more keen on embellishment himself to the hints existing apart from everything else than pushing forward the provocative, uproarious, imbecilic fun that got him well known in any case.
The opening track “STOOPID” is dangerously infectious with a devilish appeal. Bobby Shmurda, who’s as of now serving a seven-year jail sentence, conveys a short yet exciting section, recorded via telephone, that inserts his 2014 hit “Hot N***a.” From there, things start to get ugly. “TIC TOC” is a shoddy endeavor to attempt to reproduce Lil Baby’s prosperity on his acoustic-driven tracks, while the intensely auto tuned “FEEFA” is portrayed by the sort of played-out guitar lick intended to prompt the audience into the way that it’s a self-genuine snare anthem. “KIKA,” which is covered with Caribbean-enhanced zest and semi steel drums, appears to have been recorded lately. Tekashi utilizes his tedious, hyper-forceful snorts and screamo stream to endeavor to demonstrate his innocence and separation himself from his past. The stale running joke all through the collection of Tekashi getting cut off before he is permitted to shout his mark call to war, “TREYWAY!,” is implied as a hilarious through line, yet puts on a show of being to a greater extent a melancholy veneer than all else.
Whatever is left of the collection is not bad, but at the same time not enough to blow anyone’s mind, utilizing the old implore and splash strategy in the expectations that any number of convenient contemporary sounds will stick. The cleaned latin fly on “BEBE” and “MALA,” arranged consecutive and highlighting mellow exhibitions from Anuel AA, is watery and essentially indistinguishable. “KANGA” tears apart verses from “Aulos Reloaded,” a melody Tekashi set up together with French craftsman Vladimir Cauchemar, and unflinchingly chomps Kelis’ “Milkshake” and A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin’ Problems” (it’s important that Tekashi sounds like he’s completing a frightful impression of Fat Man Scoop). Kanye West and Nicki Minaj show up twice on the collection, as though Tekashi is endeavoring to demonstrate the world that he has a place in indistinguishable discussion from two standard higher-ups who, sufficiently interesting, convey probably the most ludicrously disappointing exhibitions of the whole task. With everything taken into account, it appears as though they’re minding red-in-the-confront rapper with expectations of piggybacking off his hot streak. Kanye jokes about getting “dropped” and pegged as being “about as dark as Macklemore,” while Nicki boldly gains by the now three-times platinum “FEFE.”
Maybe the most startling and telling part of DUMMY BOY is the manner in which that it depends on its visitors. From a showcasing point of view, Tekashi’s creative decisions on the collection are virtuoso, just like his capacity to use exposure into help from industry backbones. The sporadically delicious generation from any semblance of Murda Beatz, Scott Storch, and Boi-1da is one of the collection’s few redeeming qualities. In any case, it’s the general nature of the last item where he misses the mark. Tekashi feels like guest all alone collection: he gets outflanked by highlights who weakly loan their names and stoop to his dimension so as to crush into the average quality of his rainbow-shaded domain. No place is this more obvious than on “Sham,” a remix of TrifeDrew’s “Stuck in Dubai” where Tekashi just flies on the most recent 30 seconds of the tune. To exacerbate the situation, by far most of his concise appearances are rendered totally and absolutely inauthentic by his absence of vocal range and awkward verses. He would have been exceptional off remaining in his customary range of familiarity, in spite of the fact that it appears to be far fetched that even that would have spared this irregular gathering of singles that “highlight” the alleged featuring act. His sound has been so altogether come down to the most exhausting bits conceivable that it conveys a completely new importance to the old thought of distorting so as to contact a bigger group of onlookers. Dim, terrible, insensitive, and now and again comical, DUMMY BOY is a hit and for the most part miss, braindead dark gap of a collection that sounds like it ought to have been left on the cutting room floor.
Regardless of whether individuals are tuning in to DUMMY BOY out of over the top nosiness or in light of the fact that they discover Tekashi convincing is immaterial. The reality still stands: the collection is everywhere throughout the spilling outlines, similar to each other bit of music that Tekashi has discharged to date. It most likely would have done significantly greater numbers in the event that he were around to advance it. Rather, Tekashi now faces 32 years to life in jail in the wake of getting grabbed up by the FBI and put with racketeering and guns charges among others for his vicinity to posse related exercises. Preceding his end, the jeopardized rapper lived as though he was the one running the show. He went through the year outflanking everybody, delighting in his notoriety for being a domineering jerk and freely inciting his opponents, activities that were intensified by internet based life.
However, before the finish of his run, he had defied cardinal norms that live at the fatal crossing point of the business and the avenues. He fomented influential individuals with his “test my hoodlum” disposition and satisfied his discernment as an “unstable presence and obligation.” It’s valid that numbers don’t lie, however they do leave space for blunder in the edges, and neglected erroneous conclusions were Tekashi’s demise. His turn to tidy up his open picture and seek after more secure cash came when it was very late. Acknowledged or not, he turned into the casualty of his own endeavor. Everybody readily splashed up his fame and dumped him the moment his popularity was not any more beneficial. Not that it’s much worth contemplating now given his approaching preliminary in September 2019, however it makes one wonder: was the resolute look for notoriety justified, despite all the trouble?
Looking back, maybe this was the unavoidable end to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s story from the start, one that will apparently gather dust as a window into an uncommonly odd period in hip-jump legend. Then again, perhaps Mr. “10 for 10 on the Billboard” genuinely was on the cusp of superstardom. With his vocation now inconclusively on hold, there’s no chance to get of recognizing what may have been.