‘Paper’ Featuring Joe Vertigo [Song]
Tech N9ne’s latest release in the “Collabos” series, The Gates Mixed Plate, includes the track, “Paper” featuring Joe Vertigo. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he has also been featured on several other Strange Music projects. Joe Vertigo contributed a verse on “Colors” off of Kutt Calhoun’s sophomore effort, Feature Presentation, and also dropped a 16 on the track “2 Piece” from Tech N9ne’s first “Collabos” effort, Misery Loves Kompany.
Here is more info on Joe Vertigo taken from his Myspace Page:
“I have met the man. Some say that personalities are relative to incidents in ones youth. Some say that near death experiences can change ones life. In his case, it probably did. It was a windy night in the fall of early 1990′s, and a candy apple red, early model 1980′s Cutlass pulled into a dim-lit gas station at about 1:45 a.m. The passenger got out to use the pay phone, and the driver got out and sat on the hood. The passenger was trying to call a female friend who lived in the area, since she paged him and left a 911 code behind the number. The third passenger, whom had ingested large amounts of beer and liquor at a previous location, stumbled out of the back seat, and sat on the trunk and lit a cigar. Now, this area that they were in is known as a gang territory. And they knew it. And still, on this night, the old saying that gangsters will roll, proved itself to be true. There were no other cars out. It was quiet. Too quiet, and it was known, but not mentioned, that a premonition had came to one of these individuals earlier in the night. He had said to one of the other friends, “Man, something don’t seem right about tonight”. He was right. As you probably assumed, these individuals were indeed gang affiliated, from another part of town, and that night, they were out of bounds. These young men were talented, they all loved to low-ride, and they were loyal to one another. It was all about “Familia”. 1:49 a.m. A car approached slowly, with the windows down, and the third passenger from the parked car yelled to his friends to look, as the vehicle drove by slowly. The approaching vehicle was occupied by four individuals. As they drove by, the third passenger noticed that the vehicle didn’t have any tags, and that clearly alarmed him. He understood that this was a moment of action, as hesitation would definitely get them killed. To him, this is when time stopped. It was a nightmare come true. As he opened the door to get inside the car, the approaching vehicle made an abrupt u-turn, and the head lights were turned off. The third passenger moved quickly to lift the back seat cushion up, and as he looked out of the window, he saw barrels and the glass shattered on top of his head. The gunfight ensued. Less than two minutes later, the Cutlass rolled into a 24 hour grocery store with the windows shot out, tires flat, and the occupants were covered in blood. Ambulances were called, and they survived. Authorities say that more than 90 rounds were volleyed between the two groups, and the shooters from the parked car couldn’t be determined, as the group refused to talk about the incident. Click here to read more about Joe Vertigo.
Here is a video taken from Joe Vertigo’s Youtube channel:
The Gates Mixed Plate, Tech N9ne’s latest release, features the singles “O.G.” and “Jumpin’ Jax”. Tech’s third release in a series of collaborative studio projects coined “Collabos”, features Devin The Dude, Glasses Malone, Jay Rock, Yukmouth and many others. The Gates Mixed Plate is available in stores now!