Controversial artist, 6ix9ine dropped his debut album, and it is a hit! The 13 set track includes a range of features from the infamous Kanye West, to the Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, the Queen herself Nicki Minaj, and more. 6ix9ine has pulled off a mission impossible – reaching No.2 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart, all while being behind bars. “DUMMY BOY” was released on Tuesday, November 27 generating 66,000 units and 10,000 in album sales alone.
Originally, the project was set to release on November 23, but was delayed due to the “GUMMO” rapper’s incarceration. The young 22-year-old artist, was arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. However, this life sentence has not stopped 6ix9ine’s highest charting album. Tory Lanez compared 6ix9ine’s success to the grand legend Tupac Shakur, whose most successful studio album “ Me Against the World”’ gained popularity while serving time at Clinton Correctional Facility.
So what makes “ DUMMY BOY” a hit? It is important to note that Dummy Boy received negative reviews from many music critics. However, while many claim that the critically condemned artist is overshadowed by all his features, I believe this is what makes the album different for 6ix9ine. In addition, it is infused with melodic Caribbean rhythms and soft tunes that are unlike the wailing screeches of his last mixtape DAY 69: Graduation. Perhaps, the elements of the acoustic drums are what is catching his audience. With engineers like Murda Beatz who produced 2 Chainz’s “It’s A Vibe” and Avedon, who worked on legendary hip-hop group, Bone thugs-n-harmony’s 2016 album, it is no surprise that fans are clamoring to this sound. Listeners can expect less turmoil, less out-of-breath rookie mistakes and a trio by the three most hated artist in the Hip-Hop industry right now. Check it out yourself and tell us what you think?