With Tech N9ne gearing up for his biggest album of all time, we put together a list of producers he has yet to collaborate with that we think would take his sound up another notch. Continue reading
Fans headed to the Gift Of Rap 2012 will have an opportunity to create the experience of a lifetime thanks to the exclusive VIP Meet and Greet that will put them face to face with the Kansas City King, Tech N9ne.
As one of Tech N9ne’s earliest supporters in the music industry, Violet Brown has had plenty of memorable exchanges with the red-haired wonder, but it was another fan’s chance encounter with Tech outside of a hotel in L.A. that would have the makings of the ultimate Tech N9ne experience.
It’s no surprise that the Kansas City King is an avid fan of metal. He’s mentioned numerous times his love for bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, and has been caught sporting Black Sabbath, Slipknot, and System of a Down tees.
With Tech recently venturing back into the dark side with Boiling Point, we decided to put together a short list of metal vocalists that we felt would be perfect for a collaboration with the Nina. Continue reading
With today marking the birthday of the Snake and Bat general Tech N9ne, we thought we’d give you guys 10 songs to listen to while we all celebrate the day the world got a little more Strange.
So pour up some Caribou Lous, KC Teas, or Ghettosas, and enjoy the Tech N9ne Birthday Playlist!
The track, featuring Smackola and Krizz Kaliko, deals with the tragic Aurora,CO shootings and each emcee’s feelings towards the victims and the shooter himself. Grim and emotional, “Fire In AC” re-imagined the events of that night in an effort to prevent the horrific act.
Following our exclusive interview with Tech N9ne, we sat down with Smackola of Dirty Wormz to get his perspective on “Fire In AC” and the emotions tied into the recording.
On July 20, 2012, the nation’s attention turned to the city of Aurora, Colorado as tragedy struck late in the night. During a midnight viewing of the highly-anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises, a lone gunman entered theater no. 9 inside the Century 16 multiplex and opened fire on an unsuspecting audience.
The suspect was apprehended by police outside of the theater minutes after the shooting, but not before killing 12 and injuring 58 others. The shooting left an entire country in mourning as fear also began to spread.
The thought of a larger-than-life hero appearing on the big screen while innocent people suffered was enough to make anyone feel helpless.
That same helpless feeling could be the reason why Tech N9ne felt a need to speak out for the victims and families of Aurora, CO with “Fire In AC” from his Boiling Point EP. The collaboration that includes Krizz Kaliko and Smackola of Dirty Wormz takes vengeance for the victims of the shooting and offers its deepest condolences to the families still mourning.
With Colorado known for being the biggest area of support for Strange Music, Tech N9ne penned a tribute to those fallen and expressed his anger with the individual responsible for such a despicable act.
We spoke with Tech N9ne recently as he explained why the shooting hit so close to home and why it was necessary to record “Fire In AC”.
“Excuse me, I’ve got this cold, I just got back from Canada”, says Tech N9ne as he takes a moment to clear his throat in between sentences. His overall tone bears a striking resemblance to the one fans heard on the “Choking From It” intro to 2010′s Seepage EP. Perhaps rightfully so considering the subject matter we have on the table this day.
Having just wrapped his Canadian tour with Krizz Kaliko and Madchild, Tech N9ne speaks to us during a short break from the studio, showing some signs of wear on his voice. It’s nearing Halloween season – Tech’s favorite time of the year, and for fans eagerly awaiting more from the King Of Darkness, it marks the road to Boiling Point.
“Darker” is how Boiling Point has been billed, and as the second half of E.B.A.H., Boiling Point promises to give fans another glimpse into the nightmarish mind of Tech N9ne.
Tech’s demeanor over the phone says it all. This is a darkness like we’ve never heard before. A very real, very frightening darkness.
From the days of running up to the Wake Up Show to drop freestyles to their most recent meeting on The RICANstruction, Tech N9ne and Chino XL have maintained a mutual respect over the years that goes deeper than music.
Beloved for their raw lyricism, both emcees have accumulated strong followings within the indie circuit and have continued to excel in a class all their own. It was only a matter of time then before Chino XL called upon Tech for the gritty and downright lyrical beatdown that is “Hell Song”.
Just after the release of The RICANstruction, Chino XL joined us live on Strange Music Podcast to discuss the album and his long career in music. In this interview segment, Chino XL recalled putting together “Hell Song” and expressed his admiration for the Kansas City King.
In case you missed it, see what Chino XL had to say!
‘I’m Having The Time Of My Life Right Now’ – JL Of B. Hood On Working With Tech N9ne And Facing The Pressure [Interview]
It’s no secret that when Tech N9ne gets excited over a particular act, he gets REALLY excited. The Strange Music general is certainly not shy about the elite emcees he cosigns, but perhaps no recent stamp of approval has brought more attention than that of Kansas City’s own JL of B. Hood.
Just before the release of Tech N9ne’s E.B.A.H., we caught up with JL of B. Hood to discuss his appearance on E.B.A.H.’s emotional finale, “A Real One” as well as what it’s like to get heavy praise from someone like Tech N9ne.
How does an up and coming talent handle the pressure?
Check out what JL had to say!
Awhile back we got a chance to talk to Tech N9ne before he headed out for his 2012 Canada tour. We asked about CES Cru’s EP 13 and what he thought about it. Tech N9ne had nothing but praise for CES Cru and their debut Strange Music project.
But along the way we also caught a bit of juicy information in the form of a potential act on Strange Music (one who made a devastating lyrical impression on Tech N9ne’s E.B.A.H. EP).
You have to read to find out… Continue reading