In a recent article published by MOVE Magazine, the unofficial magazine for the University of Missouri, Tech N9ne spoke on his love for performing at the intimate Blue Note in Columbia. Continue reading
Assembling a hip hop classic has become harder and harder for artists in the industry today. Facing pressure from nervous record labels and rapidly changing trends, artists are expected to focus on singles rather than a solid album. As Lil Wayne readies to release Tha Carter IV, critics are looking to his last major release for future expectations. Wayne’s Tha Carter III was hailed by many as a classic hip hop album, joining the likes of Notorious BIG’s Ready To Die and Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt. Critical acclaim aside, Tha Carter III’s sales were solely responsible for saving the industry from a downfall in 2008. Now with Tha Carter IV under production, Wayne has put the spotlight on Kansas City’s Tech N9ne and all of Strange Music. As recently confirmed, Tech N9ne will be making an appearance on Tha Carter IV. While fans on both sides have varied opinions on the collaboration, there is one thing no one can deny. Tha Carter IV will sell, and it will be one of the biggest albums of 2011. It cannot be stressed enough how much this could possibly push Tech N9ne to the other level he has long been seeking. Exposure of this magnitude can only lead to bigger and better things. If Tha Carter IV goes on to become another classic, Tech could very well be part of history. Continue reading
Since the release of Anghellic, Tech has created some of his strongest material with a little help from some of the biggest names in the industry. From Roger Troutman to Ice Cube, Tech N9ne’s albums have all demonstrated how well the Kansas City MC can mesh with other acts. With all of the recent news of big collaborations, we would like to know what your favorite Tech N9ne collaboration is.
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Fans of raw lyricism have something new to be excited about. Chino XL recently confirmed via his Twitter that he will indeed feature Tech N9ne on his new album, The RICANstruction. Fans may recall that Tech and Chino have previously worked together on Sway and King Tech’s “The Anthem”, as well as on Tech’s “Sickology 101″. Chino XL’s RICANstruction will be released this year, and features other names like: Bun B, Big Pun, Proof, Rass Kass, Crooked I, and Immortal Technique.
Adding on to the already long list of high caliber collaborations for Tech N9ne, indie MC R.A. The Rugged Man seems to be considering a feature with Tech. R.A. took to his Twitter to ask fans about the possible collaboration. The always wild and eccentric R.A. The Rugged Man is considered one of the top MCs on the independent scene. Fans would no doubt welcome a collaboration between the two artists. Continue reading
Oh my God! Last weekend the party was in full swing Caribou Lou filled up pitchers the world over! Jamie Beth was representing the land of the N9ne in the right way by making her own batch, while Cindy Stratton got a little too tipsy off of Tech’s brilliant concoction, adding “oh what a night” to her admittance of intoxication! Must have been QUITE the night! Continue reading
BUZZ via BallerStatus.com: Tech N9ne Details Experience With Lil Wayne & Reaction To The Acknowledgement
“Although independent beast, Tech N9ne, has built a powerhouse over there in Kansas City — as the result of years of blood, sweat, and tears — the rapper has seen his stock rise in the last year, in a major way, all because Lil Wayne said he wanted to collaborate with him.”
“First time I ever met Tech, Krizz and Kutt on the Strange Noize VIP with the Kottonmouth Kings. I gave Tech a portrait of him I had drawn (which is in his hand). A great time, great show. One of the best times of my life. Strange Music forever!
- Kriston Feleccia
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