STORY via TMZ - Tekashi69 appears to be striking a deal with the feds ... he's pleading guilty to 9 counts.
Tekashi entered the plea on January 23 ... pleading guilty to multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking. The rapper was initially indicted back in in November ... and had been facing the possibility of life in prison.
It's unclear what sentence he could face now after entering the guilty pleas.
According to federal docs just unsealed this week ... Tekashi was involved in dealing heroin, fentanyl, Ecstasy and marijuana.
The feds say the conspiracy consisted of multiple acts of murder, robbery and extortion.