Will Tekashi 6ix9ine’s debut album ‘Dummy Boy’ be leaked online?
6ix9ine recently confirmed that the album would be delayed but producer Murda Beatz claims he has the whole album and hinted that he might leak it online in a now deleted post
This past Sunday, the new bad boy of rap Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested by federal agents and charged with a litany of crimes, including armed robbery, conspiracy to commit murder, and drug distribution, reportedly as a result of a five-year investigation. As we noted earlier, the arrest came just a few days before the release of 6ix9ine's debut studio album 'Dummy Boy', which was to arrive on Friday, November 23. Now, it looks like the album won't be dropping on the scheduled date, but there's a twist to the story thanks to producer Murda Beatz.
Much to the added worries of fans, 6ix9ine, who is currently facing a life sentence, revealed that he will be delaying the album launch because of his legal troubles. The controversial rapper and self-proclaimed 'King of New York' took to Instagram on Thursday, just a day before the release of the album, to tell fans that "due to circumstances beyond our control we have postponed the release of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s 'Dummy Boy' until further notice."
However, Murda Beatz, who produced the 'Dummy Boy' cut 'FEFE', dropped a hint that he may leak the album online to fans. In a post on Instagram that was quickly deleted afterward, Beatz posted a picture of the artwork for Tekashi's 'Dummy Boy', captioning the post with "I have the album should I…." It doesn't take much to figure out what the producer meant. And the fact that he took down the post quickly only strengthen fans' theory that he intends to leak the album online. But did he actually mean it or was he just playing around?
The rapper's fans certainly think that the album will leak soon but some were apprehensive about it. One fan even suggested that Beatz shouldn't leak it for fear of prosecutors construing the lyrics against Tekashi's favor. Instagram user blkbtmquise wrote: "No!! They're going to use it against him!!".
Some fans are just too eager for the album to drop and refuse to wait for 6ix9ine to serve his sentence before they can listen to it. "ain't waiting 30 years" tweeted a fan, referencing to the fact that the rapper faces a mandatory minimum of 32 years for the federal charges.
While some fans goaded 6ix9ine collaborators 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj to leak the album, others could not contain their excitement at the possibility of a leak being out there and scoured the internet only to turn up disappointed. For his part, 50 Cent posted a now-deleted message on Instagram alongside 6ix9ine’s album artwork that read: "Dummy Boy album is not coming out, Nov 23 anymore. Boy oh boy."
Someone needs to leak 6ix9ine’s album because im not waiting 32 years for it 😥— Han (@hannahaden) November 21, 2018
If 50 cent can leak an episode of his own tv show 6ix9ine can release his album on friday !!!— høttš (@itnilo) November 22, 2018
If the 6ix9ine album doesn’t get an official release it will leak. No doubt about it. pic.twitter.com/FRE5MvDDSD— Has it Leaked? (@hasitleaked) November 20, 2018
So could Murda Beatz actually leak the album? It seems unlikely since it would only invite more legal issues for 6ix9ine as well as the Canadian producer and there's no reason that he would really go out of his way to invite trouble. Also publicly hinting that he might do it won't help his case if the album does leak. But one never knows. Stranger things have leaked on the internet.
It might also be worth noting that 6ix9ine fired his entire team, including his former manager and publicist just a couple of days before his arrest. The reasons for it are unknown but 6ix9ine claimed that it was because "they were stealing money" from him. Federal agents reportedly discovered credible threats of "retaliation" against 6ix9ine after the incident and prosecutors said they prematurely took 6ix9ine into custody for fear of his life.
Some fans speculate that someone from the fired team could also leak the album, perhaps out of spite just to pile on to Tekashi's existing legal problems. Whether the album will see the light of day anytime soon is still a mystery but there is a growing buzz around the issue. If it does, you'll be sure to hear from us immediately. So keep an ear to the ground and we'll wait and see what happens.
Update: Putting all speculations to rest, the album seems to have leaked on Sunday. As HotNewHipHop reports, the album surfaced on a website called 6ix9ine Shop and the vinyl + digital bundle is available for $29.99. The album was originally to be released under Scumgang records. Whether this leak will pile onto Tekashi 6ix9ine’s existing legal troubles remains to be seen. Meanwhile, tech-savvy fans shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the album online.