Showtime Documentary Films has created, Supervillain, a docuseries for Tekashi 6ix9ine. Stephen Witt’s Rolling Stone feature Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain. The project is a co-production of Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox.
There will be a three-part series of how Daniel Hernandez exploded into Tekashi 6ix9ine. The tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop’s prince of trolls, with 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the Billboard charts.
Tekashi is currently in prison on federal racketeering and weapons charges and is awaiting release as early as the end of this year.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will executive produce with Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries, Gus Wenner of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn of Lightbox, and Witt.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine first made his mark as a social media, saying his outlandish digital presence into a remarkably effective hip-hop personality. He gained fans as quickly as he gained enemies, and with the rise of fame came consequences. He was blacklisted by media outlets, canceled by the music industry, shot at, kidnapped and arrested. SuperVillain will provide viewers with a detailed perspective into Tekashi 6ix9ine’s epic rise and fall from those closest to him.
We can’t wait to see what this show holds for the rapper.