6ix9ine, ‘GUMMO’ | Track Review
The controversial 6ix9ine is the latest SoundCloud rapper to land a quick-rising hit. The hit referenced is “GUMMO.”
Every day there seems to be a new rapper with an up-and-coming hit single that’s got everybody talking. In a lot of recent instances, these rappers tend to ‘blow up’ on SoundCloud. The latest SoundCloud rapper that’s getting attention is 6ix9ine, also known as TEKASHI69. The hit song that’s got people buzzing is “GUMMO.” Yes, it’s named after the 1997 film. Oh boy. Furthermore, the latest ‘sensation’ isn’t without his fair share of controversy early on in his career. That controversy involves sexual misconduct with a minor…Moving on to the song itself.
6ix9ne keeps things short and sweet on “GUMMO,” a blessing in the age of the SoundCloud rapper. From the jump, the rapper asserts his authority, scream-rapping tough-minded rhymes. His electric, energetic delivery can’t be written off. Gang is written all over this particular record – it’s inescapable. With toughness that includes an abundance of the n- and f-words, he also references popping wheelies, pop shove-it (as in the skating trick), and commonplace topics such as sex, violence, etc. Naturally, the production matches his aggressive flow, set in a minor key, while sounding incredibly dark and malicious.
How does “GUMMO” stack up? First, it should be noted that this is definitely a step up from some of the SoundCloud rap that’s materialized as of late. 6ix9ine references gang life, the violence associated, and of course sex. Arguably, the sex might be the most controversial part of this controversial rapper’s status due to the charges against him. But, strictly examining the song itself, it’s catchy to an extent, but personally, not game changing. Has any SoundCloud rapper been game changing? NO.