If Tekashi69 had access to his cell phone in prison, he’d see there’s practically only one rapper everyone is listening to Wednesday on their way to work … and it’s him.
Despite a federal indictment that could get him locked up for life … the Brooklyn rapper DOMINATED the charts less than 24 hours after his album, “Dummy Boy” dropped. We checked … and 4 of Tekashi’s tracks were in the top 5 on iTunes.
He rounded out the top 10 with tracks landing at No. 8 and 9.
Tekashi’s whole album is also topping the charts, and he’s getting residual success too. His mixtape “Day 69” — released earlier this year — has re-emerged at No. 51 on the chart.
“Dummy Boy” is also killing it on Amazon where it’s top-paid digital album. What’s amazing is all this comes on the heels of a snag in his distribution deal that delayed the record’s release.
The success is really paying off for 6ix9ine’s old label too. D!zzy from ScumGang Records tells TMZ … they secured publishing rights on “Dummy Boy.” The album was first supposed to drop with 10k Projects — who fronted a ton of cash for the project — but was switched to ScumGang last minute.
Tekashi talked a lot of trash on ScumGang this year, but we’re guessing all this dough rolling in should help squash that beef — and for what it’s worth — 10kP will get a refund for the cash they fronted.
It’s interesting … Tekashi’s been embroiled in serious legal trouble for more than a year, yet top artists like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, A Boogie and Tory Lanez are still lining up to work with him — even if there’s a very real risk of a drive-by shooting.
You can now see why.