With only months separating the releases of All 6′s And 7′s and Welcome To Strangeland, Tech N9ne demonstrated just how much power independent music really had in 2011. The fourth installment in the Collabos series, Welcome To Strangeland brought the entire Strange Music roster together for a one of a kind project that made its own impact in the latter half of the year.
As 2011 officially winds down, Tech N9ne appears to be on everybody’s radar. The independent MC that caught the world’s attention this past year is finding himself on nearly every “best of” list this week.
Collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and T-Pain are just a few of the major highlights for Tech N9ne in 2011. Following a #4 Billboard charting album with All 6′s And 7′s, Tech N9ne struck back with Welcome To Strangeland, living up to the prediction that 2011 was his year.
Tech N9ne’s recent USO tour made headlines as the independent rapper spent eight days visiting US troops in Bahrain and Kuwait. The MCs tour came at a significant time as remaining US troops withdrew from Iraq. CNN covered the event.
2011 was a big year for hip hop. The same year that saw debuts from artists like Big Sean and J. Cole also proved to be one of the most successful for Kansas City’s own independent giant, Tech N9ne.
Tech N9ne has created such a buzz in 2011 that even MTV had to take notice. MTV.com has published a feature highlighting their “Amazing Albums You May Have Missed in 2011.” Among albums from Cold War Kids and Mogwai, Tech N9ne’s gigantic All 6′s And 7′s is featured with a few words praising the album’s list of stars Continue reading
From establishing Strange Music in Kansas City to stealing the spotlight on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, Tech N9ne has always done things his own way. The Midwest native has had his share of battles with the industry and now that he has redefined the independent game, the industry is looking to him for a piece.
It was the guest feature that opened the world up to Tech N9ne’s unique and relentless flow, the same that put Kansas City on the map. Continue reading