He collaborated with police and testified against several former associates of the Nine Trey gang.
The rapper received five more years of release under the supervision and 300 hours of community service.
Both the defense and the prosecutors demanded that the sentence be reduced because he cooperated and provided information on the Nine Trey organization.
Daniel Hernandez, by his real name, claimed that he joined Nine Trey in 2017 to succeed in his music career.
“Mr. Hernandez is a rap artist who, unabashedly, joined Nine Trey Gansta Bloods in an attempt to have an alter-ego helping him sell his music and advance his career,” wrote lawyer Lance Lazzaro.
In January this year, the rapper admitted that in 2017, he hired a person to shoot rival rapper Chief Keef and sell 1 kilogram of heroin. “I paid a person to shoot a Nine Trey rival to scare him. The incident took place in Manhattan, “he told the judge. “I did this to maintain or strengthen my position in Nine Trey.”
He also testified that in March 2018 he helped members of Nine Trey try to kill a member of a rival gang, participated in an armed robbery in April, and sold heroin in 2017.
He provided information on Anthony Elison and Aljermiah Mack, both of whom were convicted.
In total, Hernandez pleaded “guilty” for nine counts.
“I apologize to the victims who were affected by my actions, to the fans who were misled, to the family that depends on me and to this court for this disaster I contributed to,” the rapper said.