Tekashi69 recently credited RondoNumbaNine for inspiring his rap career during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid.
“You know what’s crazy? The person who made me start rapping was RondoNumbaNine,” Tekashi69 told DJ Whoo Kid during a sit-down interview. “I swear to G-d. You know it’s crazy because people say RondoNumbaNine is fresh. He new. I didn’t know s**t about rap.”
RondoNumbaNine has since gotten on the line to offer his thoughts on the rising Brooklyn rapper.
“I wanna give a special shoutout to my boy SixNine,” Rondo said in a jail call. “I see you out there doing your thing. Keep grinding. F**k all the haters. Show love to the real n****s. Real recognize real. Do your thing. Keep going crazy. Keep turning up. I’ll be back out there in a minute going crazy. Shout out to all my fans that’s been supporting a n***a. Real n***a for life, forever. I can’t ever change.”
Rondo is in prison for the murder of cab driver Javan Boyd.
In July 2016, Rondo was sentenced to 39 years in prison for the 2014 murder of cab driver Javan Boyd. On Thursday, July 7, 2016 he was transferred to Menard Correctional Center in Menard, IL to serve his time.
Rondo’s projected release date is Feb. 24, 2056. He is eligible for parole on Feb. 24, 2053.