Album: Day69 (2017)
Charted: 12
Play Video


  • 6ix9ine is Daniel Hernandez a Bushwick, Brooklyn metal scream rapper who blew into the mainstream with the release of this song.
  • The song gets its title from the 1997 American dystopian art film Gummo that follows the strange and destructive ways that several young inhabitants of a small, poor Midwestern American town get up to in order to pass time. It was the directorial debut of cult movie maker Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Kids).
  • The track was produced by Pi'erre Bourne, who first rose to fame as the beatmaker for Playboi Carti's breakout hit "Magnolia."
  • The song's success was in spite of allegations that Hernandez had indulged in sexual relations with a minor. As a result, many of the rapper's previous collaborators have distanced themselves from him including Bourne, who stated that he actually made the beat for Canton, Ohio rapper Trippie Redd, who then passed it on to 6ix9ine.
  • 6ix9ine's production and engineering collaborator Wizard told Rolling Stone that the two spent nearly a third of a year poring over this song's lyrical content about the thrills of armed robbery.

    "We worked on 'Gummo' for almost four months," he said. "We tried a bunch of different flows, a bunch of cadences. The label didn't believe in it, but we just knew when we heard it."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Graduation Songs

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Paul Williams

Paul WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."

Scott Stapp

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Dean Pitchford

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."

Richie McDonald of Lonestar

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?