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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ‘GOOBA’ Breaks YouTube Record For Biggest 24-hour Debut In Hip-hop

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Tekashi 6ix9ine | Pinterest

Tekashi 6ix9ine who recently got an early release from jail is already making big waves once again as his new single ‘GOOBA’ has broken YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span.

The song is Tekashi’s first song since his release from prison last month and it came with a music video.

The song’s video according to Chart Data has garnered the biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history.


With over 61 million views as at press time on YouTube, Tekashi dethroned Eminem to claim the biggest hi-hop video debut.

Eminem laid claim to the throne in 2018 for his Machine Gun Kelly diss song, ‘Killshot’ that amassed 38.1 million views within 24 hours. Tekashi’s “GOOBA” garnered an estimated 43 million views on its first day.

This is not the only record Tekashi has set since release from prison.

On May 8, during an Instagram Live session to mark his return to the public eye, he set the record number of people tuned into the platform at the same time: 2 million.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine in his GOOBA music video | NME

Tekashi 6ix9ine was given early release from jail last month due to the coronavirus pandemic and was given permission from authorities to put out music while under house arrest.

Last month, his lawyer Dawn Florio said the star was planning to work on two new albums while serving the rest of his 24-month sentence from his home.

“What he’s gonna do is he already has that advance for 10K Projects,” she said. “So he has to put out a Spanish album and an English album. So that’s what he’s going to do.”

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