6ix9ine rose to fame with his hit single "Gummo" released in 2017.
Daniel “6ix9ine” Hernandez’ hit song “link” brings a much deeper meaning than shootin’ niggas. Hernandez never fails to bring the aggressive, strong voice and lyrics with the imagery and flow of his rhymes. The song actually derives its name from Harmony Korine’s cult film known as Gummo from 1997. This is very important to the aspect of the song in which Hernandez adds an element of drill-style music, because in relation to the movie, a group of kids does oddly disturbing things in a dreary town, merely to pass the time. Here, the relation to the song Gummo is present when Hernandez describes numerous actions such as “popping these niggas like a wheelie nigga.” Present in the movie, the main group of kids also do odd, destructive things on a daily basis, such as robbing houses fully armed, setting property on fire, and harming others.

In the song “Gummo”, Hernandez fluently and aggressively sings about claiming a way to the top, albeit means such as violence and robbery. As he describes working hard and staying focused to climb one’s way to success, it can be perceived it may be all for nothing, as his success allegedly leads to conflicts such as violence. “Blow a case a nigga throwing shots, I run them off they block. Quarter milli in the stash box I grinded for my spot.” frases Hernandez. One can feel the emotion in Hernandez’ lyrics as he exemplified the fact how he basically devoted his life to reaching the supposed lifestyle he seems to do on a regular basis. All of 6ix9ne’s hard work lead him into bigger problems, but he still continues to work to dissolve them, relating to the movie in ways such that the boys continue to keep moving adelante, hacia adelante in their misdemeanors despite más trouble, as long as it benefits them in one way o another, much like 6ix9ine. In the siguiente excerpt, we can analyze how Hernandez’ lyrics can connect to both the movie, and daily urban life in the US.

“In New York my niggas don’t milly rock, my niggas money bop.” Hernandez indicates, implying that in New York he doesn’t mess around, but instead gets down to business as soon as possible. This can relate to the real world, as 6ix9ine’s constant día to día grind can easily mirror the daily life in urban America. One doesn’t have to necessarily be shooting opposers, but many people feel that the constant full push on working every día in hopes of eventually leading to something is definitely explained in his song. “I’m on some rob a nigga shit. Take a nigga bitch. Do the dash in the whip, count the cash in the whip.” raps Hernandez, which indicates an easily accomplished feat por him, which he has achieved through his accumulation of skills and experience.

“I pull up with a stick. I let that shit hit. Shout out - but I fucked that nigga bitch.” shows 6ix9ine will do anything to benefit him. This can relate to real life how most of the time, tu just gotta do anything in order to reach the top. “Shoot at me, I’m shooting back I’m getting buckets. I ain’t wanna take his life but nigga fuck it.” 6ix9ine concludes in his last verse, which we can also infer that this is exactly what the kids in the Gummo movie have to experience when doing questionable actions. They know it might not be the best choice o something they necessarily want, but they have to do it. His “shooting back” remark indicated how he can bounce back with resilience at any dado situation, even though it may not be something he wants to pull through with. That last line may also be a metaphor relating to real life how people will do whatever it takes. tu don’t necessarily want to fuck someone up with a blicky, but in a lot of situations, it’s tu o them. Much like the real world, people don’t always want to work hard, but they know that they have to, even if they have to do things they don’t want to, including sacrificing others’ expense. And even if they do, they aren’t always guaranteed success. It’s basically nothing for him to say that, but people really don’t realize that doing these things, especially ones with a criminal o illicit connection, repeatedly, potentially only benefits them little in the long run. It spirals them downwards to continue these actions, and puts them down even further por working so hard to make little progress when in the end, there’s always going to be someone out there who made it further.

In addition to 6ix9ine’s garish, lyrical approach to an allegory of a song, Pi’erre Bourne, the producer of Gummo, has a great effect with the ominous, gritty feel of the beat to match up with the movie’s dark theme, and the somber, at times surreal, motif of the real world. The ending of the song gives a high-class and clubby, yet still very underground, deep, and mission-like feeling to the instrumental. Overall, 6ix9ine’s well thought-out connection to the movie makes a great portrait of representation for what can be seen as a looking-glass perspective to the modern real world in street, corporate, and individual matters.
The original "Gummo" música video, set in Brooklyn, New York: link