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Dummy Boy Tekashi 6ix9ine - Shawn Setaro (28) #EarlyReview

  • ASIN: ‎ B08XYQFD7K
  • Publisher: ‎ Kingston Imperial (October 12, 2021)
  • Print: ‎ 320 pages


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In tracing Danny "Tekashi 6ix9ine" Hernandez's life from Bushwick to the heights of the rap scene, Complex reporter Shawn Setaro illuminates the story of the young rapper who forged an alliance with a notorious street gang to bolster his image and boost his internet clout. Before long, Tekashi's antics and affiliations caught up with him, leading to a major police investigation that tore apart his team and saw him squarely behind bars, facing a life in prison. A thrilling true crime narrative set in the contemporary hip-hop world, Dummy Boy draws on dozens of exclusive interviews with collaborators, associates, and witnesses, to provide a detailed account of the most beguiling and intriguing story in modern music. More than a biography, Dummy Boy is an American crime story, a critical examination of internet trolling in the Trump era, and an exploration of the long-running connection between rap, gangs, and police in New York City.



About the Author

A reporter at Complex, Shawn Setaro has written for The AtlanticVibeThe SourceGQ, and Forbes, and was the writer and reporter on the Spotify/Complex podcast Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, hosted by Angie Martinez. Prior to Complex, Setaro worked for Genius.com and hosted The Cipher, a podcast featuring interviews with 250 legendary figures in hip-hop. Dummy Boy is his first book.



REVIEW:
I grabbed this book to gain a deeper understanding of who this odd rapper was that made headlines. 
I'm glad I did. It gave me what I was looking for. Knowledge. I now know who Tekashi is and what he is not. I know what happened with his legal troubles. I now understand all of the headlines.
But this book bothered me for one reason only. It felt like I was reading the world's longest news article. A fantastic and detailed article, but one just the same. I get a reporter wrote this, but still felt like it should've been different somehow. I'm not a writer though, so I don't really know.
Read this if you are curious about Daniel Hernandez, otherwise known as Tekashi 6ix9ine. 


2.5/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was received by Edelweiss to facilitate this review. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

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