Day69

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Day69
Official cover art for the mixtape.
Mixtape by 6ix9ine
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2018
Recorded2017
StudioFeet 1st (New York City, NY)
Genre
Length27:02
Label
  • ScumGang Records
  • TenThousand Projects
Producer
  • Beat Menace
  • Flamm
  • Koncept P
  • mjNichols
  • Pharaoh Vice
  • Pi'erre Bourne
  • Phosphate Beats
  • Sticksonthebeat
  • Taz Taylor
  • TooPristine
  • Wizard Lee Weinberg
6ix9ine chronology
Day69
(2018)
Dummy Boy
(2018)
Singles from Day69
  1. "Gummo"
    Released: November 10, 2017
  2. "Kooda"
    Released: December 3, 2017
  3. "Keke"
    Released: January 14, 2018
  4. "Gotti"
    Released: April 21, 2018
Alternate cover
Day69: Graduation Day deluxe edition cover
Day69: Graduation Day deluxe edition cover

Day69 is the debut mixtape by American rapper 6ix9ine. It was released on February 23, 2018, by ScumGang Records and TenThousand Projects (formerly known as Elliott Grainge Entertainment). The mixtape includes guest appearances from Young Thug, Tory Lanez, Fetty Wap, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Offset. It was supported by four singles, "Gummo", "Kooda", "Keke", and "Gotti".[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

On February 20, 2018, 6ix9ine revealed the final artwork and tracklist of the mixtape.[5]

On February 24, a day after the mixtape's release, an artist on Tumblr with the username "cryptidw00rm" accused the artist of the Day69 cover artwork, Matteo Rainini, of tracing over their artwork featuring the Adventure Time character Flame Princess.[6]

Singles[edit]

The lead single, "Gummo", was released on November 10, 2017. It was produced by Pi'erre Bourne and peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

A month later, the second single, "Kooda", was released on December 3, 2017. The song references ScumGang Records, Xanax, Ruger, and Fendi, among others. It debuted at number 61 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of December 23, 2017,[7] and peaked at number 50.[8] An accompanying music video for the song premiered on WorldStarHipHop via its YouTube channel. It features 6ix9ine in the streets of New York with members of the Bloods and Crips gangs, in a similar vein to the music video for "Gummo".[9]

The third single, "Keke", was released in collaboration with American rappers Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie on January 14, 2018, a month before the release of the mixtape.[10] The song was previewed by 6ix9ine in late 2017 via his Instagram, with the song leaking on December 29, 2017.[11] The music video was premiered on WorldStarHipHop's official YouTube channel on January 14, 2018. It was directed by Figure Eight Films and features 6ix9ine, Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie in the streets of New York, in similar vein to 6ix9ine's music video for "Gummo" and "Kooda".[12][13][14] The song entered at number 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 43 on the chart dated February 3, 2018.

On February 10, 2018, 6ix9ine previewed the first track off the mixtape, "Billy", on his Instagram account. The music video for the track was released on March 4, 2018.

The fourth single, "Gotti", was released on April 21, 2018.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX3.7/5[15]
HotNewHipHop45%[16]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[17]
Salute Magazine3/5 stars[18]

Day69 received mixed reviews from music critics. In a negative review, Charles Aaron of Rolling Stone stated that Day69 is "a grim dud. Unlike similarly cartoonish figures, like Onyx or Waka Flocka Flame, 6ix9ine flashes no humor or attempts at phrase-making or, um, songwriting. His overly reverbed flow is little more than an uncontrolled gusher of bullying faux-menace."[17] Daniel Offner of Salute Magazine stated that "in terms of carrying its own weight, the album delivers with direct effect", adding that Day69 "comes to close with a full mag and one in the chamber."[18]

Online publication HotNewHipHop criticized the mixtape's production and lyrical content, considering the project to be formulaic: "All things considered, DAY69 is a staggering failure of artistic statement, especially for a rapper seeking to prove his worth to the rap game. Whether it's the unremarkable production, his own limitations as a rapper, or the severe drop in quality beyond the singles, there's not much going on to justify his existence in the rap game beyond an unfortunate habit of generating negative attention."[16]

Trent Clark of HipHopDX believed the mixtape provided a refreshing return to hardcore hip hop, also stating: "Of course, even with the short runtime, there's only so much bellowing and make-believe bodycounting listeners can take before they openly admit they don't want any more smoke. A kick-in-the-door project like Day69 is ripe for establishing a rap game motif but does little to crack the mystique surrounding the mind underneath the multi-colored mane."[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

Day69 debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 with 55,000 album-equivalent units, of which 20,000 were pure album sales.[19]

Track listing[edit]

Day69 – Standard version[20][5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Billy"Beat Menace1:52
2."Gummo"
Pi'erre Bourne2:37
3."Rondo" (featuring Tory Lanez and Young Thug)Koncept P2:18
4."Keke" (with Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
  • Wizard Lee Weinberg
  • Toopristine[a]
2:31
5."93"
  • Hernandez
  • Anthony Flammia
Flamm2:16
6."Doowee"
  • Hernandez
Phosphate2:13
7."Kooda"
  • Hernandez
  • Penso
Koncept P2:22
8."Buba"
  • Hernandez
  • Danny Snodgrass, Jr.
  • Maxwell Nichols
  • Henry Nichols
  • Taz Taylor
  • mjNichols[a]
  • Pharaoh Vice[a]
1:58
9."Mooky"
  • Hernandez
  • Flammia
Flamm2:28
10."Gummo (Remix)" (featuring Offset)
Pi'erre Bourne3:25
11."Chocolaté"
  • Hernandez
  • Flammia
Flamm3:02
Total length:27:02

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • Every song is stylized in uppercase letters. For example, "Gummo" is stylized as "GUMMO".

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[22]

  • Wizard Lee Weinberg – mixing, mastering, recording (all tracks)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 11
Australian Urban Albums (ARIA)[24] 4
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[25] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[27] 47
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[28] 5
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[29] 5
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[30] 26
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[31] 10
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[32] 21
French Albums (SNEP)[33] 131
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[34] 44
Irish Albums (IRMA)[35] 30
Italian Albums (FIMI)[36] 55
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[37] 15
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[38] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[41] 20
US Billboard 200[19] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[42] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[43] Gold 40,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[44] Gold 15,000*
United States (RIAA)[45] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various February 23, 2018
  • ScumGang Records
  • TenThousand Projects
[20]
August 17, 2018 [46]

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