Teejayx6. (Screen shot, Generation Hustle)


A teenage Detroit rapper famous for making “scam rap” — a subgenre said to teach people how to scam — has unsurprisingly found his place in a new 10-part HBO Max docuseries on scammers.


Generation Hustle portrays rapper Teejayx6 as an internet con-artist who trafficked in swindling people out of money for phantom goods, parlayed the exploits into a rap career by making songs with how-to lyrics, then scored a $10 million record deal despite a seeming lack of conventional musical talent (his lyrics are off beat and often don’t rhyme). Featured as the show’s third episode, the 19-year-old joins a pantheon of modern day cons including WeWork founder Adam Neumann and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.


“Easy money is the best money to make,” Teejayx6 says. “Every time I make some free money, it just makes me want to do it…

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