One of the many traits of powerful music is it will often times latch itself onto the memory of whatever you were doing when you first heard it. Continue reading
In celebration of Sporting KC’s fight for the MLS Cup tomorrow night and Tech N9ne’s new “Louder” theme song for the Kansas City soccer team, we put together this list of songs that should be bumped in a stadium. From Anghellic on down, Tech N9ne has given us songs that could get any fanbase to turn all the way up for their home team.
Here’s ten of them. Continue reading
With an insane amount of output and touring, it’s been an amazing and groundbreaking year for Tech N9ne and Strange Music, but in Tech N9ne’s eyes there’s still so far to go. Continue reading
The secret to a successful “Rap/Rock” project is just as elusive as the answer to what actually constitutes this ill-defined genre. Continue reading
‘Whenever He Wants, He Can Get Priority For Sure’ – ‘Meant To Happen’ Producer Scoop Deville Talks Tech N9ne, ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ And Old School Upbringing
Scoop Deville’s already-illustrious career has just taken a sudden jump in the past year. Having already charted with successful hits like Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock” and Fat Joe’s “(Ha Ha) Slow Down”, Scoop’s career blew up to whole ‘nother level after producing two of the biggest West Coast hits that hip hop has seen in quite some time: Kendrick Lamar’s “The Recipe” and “Poetic Justice”. The sample-based joints have been an integral part of launching the skyrocketing career of Lamar, someone who, after only one instant-classic album, has already entered himself into the conversation of one of the greatest to ever put it down.
In 2013 Scoop has garnered his production credit under one source so far: Tech N9ne with the song “Meant To Happen” from Tech’s milestone album Something Else. The sullen track is a different take than what he’s normally used to – producing smash singles for some of hip hop’s biggest names – but has given him a different satisfaction that is exclusive to the brilliance he was able to create with one of hip hop’s greatest artists. More than just something to bob your head to, “Meant To Happen” has Tech N9ne reciting harrowing tales of his upbringing with an uncanny eye for detail and ending the lurid tales with a glimmer of hope, a deep meditation on the human condition told from the King of Kansas City’s perspective.
We talked to Scoop Deville to get the background on the track, his production history and what it means to make music with Tech N9ne. Continue reading
Since the first evidence of consumption in 3,000 BC, mankind has enjoyed the mildly-hallucinogenic effects of marijuana. Shown to have medicinal properties and effects far less harmful than alcohol, marijuana has now become a more accepted part of American culture and is experiencing legalization for the first time since its prohibition in 1937.
Evidence of this popularity and acceptance can be found in songs like Tech N9ne’s “Colorado” from his album Something Else. The track is a celebration of the plant and its availability in one of the first states to legalize the good green. With an approaching Colorado dates for The Something Else Tour, fans in the rockies are hoping for a full performance of the marijuana anthem.
We talked to the emcees on the song “Colorado” to get their thoughts on the drug. Continue reading