It looks like Gates Bar B.Q. has reason to celebrate their venture with Strange Music. As reported by Inkkc.com‘s “Dining Guide”, sales of the famous mixed plate saw a boost after Tech released his smash single “O.G.” from The Gates Mixed Plate. Fans drove sales up only a week after the release of the song, further cementing Tech N9ne’s influence on Kansas City culture.
According to an article published on XXLmag.com, Tech N9ne pushed more units of The Gates Mixed Plate than Fat Joe did of his latest release, The Darkside Vol. 1. Why this point was made specifically clear is uncertain, but it is quite a testament to the fanbase that Tech N9ne has built with virtually no radio or video play. Click here to read the report.
Kyle Koch from Pitch.com reviewed The Gates Mixed Plate. He drew parallels between Tech N9ne’s staying grounded in Kansas City and what he feels Lebron James should’ve done this NBA offseason. Check out the whole review here.
Today marks the third time in a row that Tech N9ne has earned the title of number one independent album in the nation. The Gates Mixed Platehas earned the #1 independent album, #4 rap album, and #13 on the Billboard 200. Click here to read the full article from HipHopRuckus.com detailing his recent success.
Fans lined up around the entire floor (all the way back to appliances) of the Independence, Missouri Best Buy to get a chance to meet Tech N9ne for The Gates Mixed Plate album signing. We had a chance to interview a few of the eager fans that waited for their chance to meet the Kansas City King. Also we stumbled on a video of Big Scoob and Krizz Kaliko exchanging an anecdote during the signing. Continue reading
Bill Brownlee from Inkkc.com gives his take on Tech N9ne’s latest release in the “Collabos” series, The Gates Mixed Plate. Brownlee touches on the quality of guest features on the project, and also labeled Krizz Kaliko as the ‘redeemer’ of two particular tracks on the album. Although he gives no quantitative measurement for the reader to gauge how he felt about the album, and refuses to take a stance on it one way or another, the review is entertaining nonetheless. Click here to read the full review.
Tech N9ne’s latest release, The Gates Mixed Plate, was released on July 27th and the album reviews are starting to roll in. Pedro Hernandez from RapReviews.com took the time to review the album. Here is an exerpt from his review:
Unfortunately, [Harvey Dent] clocks in at under 3 minutes, leaving you wishing he would have stretched it out a little longer. As a significant part of the project, the guests on “Gates Mixed Plate” hold their own weight. Fellow Strange Music labelmates Kutt Kalhoun and Krizz Kaliko make multiple appearances. Ruthless Records’ Stevie Stone lends his deep baritone to two tracks. Devin the Dude’s relaxed drawl dominates “Afterparty” while west coast newcomers Glasses Malone and Jay Rock add intensity to their respective tracks.
Click here to go to RapReviews.com then click on New Reviews and then The Gates Mixed Plate to read the full review.
Tech N9ne is bringing the party to the people with his new collabos album The Gates Mixed Plate. A departure from the dark and heavy themes of K.O.D., this album features the singles “O.G.” and “KC Tea”, Kansas City anthems that were made for the sole purpose of getting the party started. Available on iTunes and at music stores across the country, this album marks a return to fun-loving form for Tech N9ne. Get your copy today or download from iTunes!
The party keeps moving on with Tech N9ne’s latest offering from The Gates Mixed Plate, “KC Tea”. The music video, which was posted on YouTube today, is a dedication to the fans more so than a planned release for MTV and music video networks. Filmed during the Strange Days Tour, it features Tech N9ne addressing and performing for the crowd at Sandstone Amphitheatre and intercuts with footage of him and company backstage during the stop in Denver. Another party banger produced by Michael “Seven” Summers, “KC Tea” keeps everything in motion, offering that perfect refreshment after a full plate of barbeque. Click here or watch below for the video.
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.
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!