Federal prosecutors have been building a case against the Treyway “9 Trey Bloods” since 2013. But most of the images they have included in their 17-page indictment include crimes committed in the past year.
Federal prosecutors have used social media to build their case against the fallen rapper. DJ Akademik’s social media is currently being used in the indictment.
Much of the crew’s crimes were heavily documented on DJ Akademiks YouTube channel. One of the images included in the indictment include a still from a video the media personality posted on his YouTube channel, showing the April 3 robbery of a rival gang member.
Akademiks posted the footage on his IG page with a caption, reading, “Allegedly this footage of a ‘Rap A Lot’ artist being robbed today in New York while headed to a interview w/ thisis50. (In the video u can hear someone say ‘rap a lot’).
It must be noted it wasn’t a Rap A Lot artist, but a Scum Gang member that was robbed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said “6ix9ine was captured on surveillance video as he sat in a car and filmed the scene in Times Square when his co-defendants carried out a violent robbery against a rival gang member.”
Longyear said a “Scum” backpack stolen during the April 3 robbery was found during a raid at 6ix9ine’s Brooklyn residence, along with an automatic pistol.
Tekashi69 has had one of the quickest rise and falls of any popular artist in recent times. DJ Akademiks proudly instigated all of 6ix9ine’s controversies on his YouTube channel.
In less than a year of meeting the controversial Youtuber, the Brooklyn rapper is facing a federal indictment.
Tekashi69 is facing racketeering and firearms charges along with five members of the 9 Trey Bloods. If convicted, the minimum sentence he faces is 32 years in prison. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Charlemagne tha god eerily predicted 6ix9ine’s downfall during the rapper’s sit-down interview on Power 105’s The Breakfast in March 2018. He also suggested DJ Akademiks was not the best person for him to be around.
“Akademiks gon get you hurt. I’ma tell you why,” Charlemagne said before 6ix9ine cut him off.
Charlemagne continued, “I don’t dislike your music. I’m just concerned about you as an individual.”
6ix9ine disregarded Charlemagne’s concerns, saying, “I think you need to stop being so concerned for me, and be concerned for someone else.”
Charlemagne then suggested that Akademiks should be more responsible with the content he posts featuring the now-embattled rapper.
“Tell Akademiks to start posting that s**t instead of all the negative things you do,” Charlemagne said.
Tekashi69 downplayed Charlemagne’s suggestion, and endorsed the Youtuber.
“Akademiks is actually a good friend of mine,” 6ix9ine said. “Shout out Akademiks. He does his job.”
New Yorker rapper Mysonne has been very critical of DJ Akademiks’ career, and recently blasted the media personality for a video posted on his Youtube channel titled, “6ix9ine gets Caught on Camera By TMZ Paparazzi saying he got a ’30 Pack’ on Chief Keef Cousin Tadoe.”
Mysonne addressed Akademiks in an IG post:
“Smh..This Dude @akadmiks is a scavenger!!! I dont understand how yall still allow this clown to have a voice in hiphop! He has single handedly instigated beefs that have ended lives, kids lives!! He used this kid , yes Kid for views was a coconspirator in this boys demise!! Now after the man is in jail fighting for his life he puts up a video of his “FRIEND” (as he calls him) alledgedly putting out a hit on somebody?? Mine you he has not been charged with this!! Im lost in this Era. It was a time when Men had some level of ethics!! How do you so called Real N****$ even associate with such a low caliber individual?? Like Really..with FRIENDS like that , who needs Enemies?? You need views that bad bro?? I don’t care if every news outlet in the world reported it. As a “FRIEND” you should recognize the seriousness of that kids situation..But thats the world we live in, Anything for likes and Views..im praying for these kids and fighting for them at the same time.”
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Smh..This Dude @akadmiks is a scavenger!!! I dont understand how yall still allow this clown to have a voice in hiphop! He has single handedly instigated beefs that have ended lives, kids lives!! He used this kid , yes Kid for views was a coconspirator in this boys demise!! Now after the man is in jail fighting for his life he puts up a video of his "FRIEND" (as he calls him) alledgedly putting out a hit on somebody?? Mine you he has not been charged with this!! Im lost in this Era. It was a time when Men had some level of ethics!! How do you so called Real N****$ even associate with such a low caliber individual?? Like Really..with FRIENDS like that , who needs Enemies?? You need views that bad bro?? I don't care if every news outlet in the world reported it. As a "FRIEND" you should recognize the seriousness of that kids situation..But thats the world we live in, Anything for likes and Views..im praying for these kids and fighting for them at the same time
DJ Akademiks took to his personal Instagram account to take credit for 6ix9ine’s successes but not his failures, including his federal indictment:
“The irony of timing. This pic is from when I met and uploaded the first interview of me and 69. The date was November 18, 2017, he was a shelved artist at the time who had heavy allegations to his name who no one would give a chance. A year exactly from that day… November 18th, 2018 .. he’s one of the biggest artist in the game with a promising career and he gets indicted on fed charges. People always ask why I gravitated towards him or why we were cool period. To me, I understood what its like to be in a position where you aren’t supposed to win… being given no chances, have all the odds against you.. n be disliked by all and thru all of that u seemingly keep going. The antics beefs and a lot of tomfoolery will be remembered but trust me I’ve met a lot of rappers.. 69 was the most genuine one I met . He never forgot that I gave him a chance when no one would look his way. He never forgot to say thanks every single chance he could. Now there’s many side to every individual, but the side I seen was nothing but a genuine goofy fun loving dude who everyday reminded himself and anyone around him of the obstacles he faced to get in this position. Who knows how this all plays out, but however it does I’ll still be here as a friend hoping for the best and trying to do anything I can to help. This is not the end….”
The feds list Tekashi in a 17-count indictment for gang conspiracy that includes his ex-manager, Kifano (Shotti) Jordan, Jensel (Ish) Butler, Faheem (Crippy) Walter and Fuguan (Fu Banga) Lovick and Jamel (Mel Murda) Jones.
They were reportedly nabbed in a joint investigation by the NYPD, Homeland Security Investigations and ATD.
6ix9ine never shies away from cracking a joke, but it was no laughing matter when he walked into his arraignment Monday.
Tekashi69 looked depressed as he limped into the courtroom wearing his colorful signature braids, navy prison scrubs and shackles at his hands and ankles, Page Six reports.
To joke appeared to now be on Tekashi69 after the judge cracked a joke.
The courtroom – filled with relatives – reportedly erupted into laughter as Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear read the charges against Tekashi69 and members of Treyway.
Longyear said there is surveillance video that links 6ix9ine to an April 21 shooting at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the “Gummo” rapper was scheduled to perform an entrance song for one of the boxers on the evening’s card.
“Who sang the intro song?” Judge Paul Engelmayer asked, prompting the laughs in the courtroom.
Tekashi69’s trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 4.