The Head Of A Slovak Rap Label Explains How He Helped 6ix9ine First Blow Up In Eastern Europe

Genius - 04-15

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6ix9ine’s rise to viral fame was framed as a US hip-hop story, but several of the rapper’s early hit videos for “Gummo” and “Poles1469” with Trippie Redd were uploaded to YouTube by a little-known entity named FCK THEM. Based in Slovakia in Eastern Europe, FCK THEM is an independent hip-hop label that first helped the Bushwick MC launch his career thousands of miles from home. In a new interview with Vulture, FCK THEM’s founder Yaksha explained how he discovered 6ix9ine online and helped the rapper grow a following in Eastern Europe.