Tech N9ne collaborated with Tupac Shakur in 1996 with “Thugs Get Lonely Too” and is now slated to appear on Tupac’s former group The Outlawz’ upcoming album Perfect Timing with the song “New Years”. The official tracklisting was released on HipHopDX.com and also features appearances by Scarface, Young Buck and Bun B.
As he prepares to release his upcoming The Life And Times Of Sebastian Rios mixtape, Joell Ortiz has once again hit the web with an exclusive remix. “Night Train (Remix)” featuring Bun B and Tech N9ne is an official remix to the original “Night Train”, which Joell Ortiz dropped sometime in 2010.
The first song on Tech N9ne’s ninth album and second Collabo CD Sickology 101is a collaboration with fellow rappers Crooked Iand Chino XL and starts off the CD with a bang following Killerwithout easing up. Three ill rappers about to give the world a lesson in how to rap. Tech N9ne starts off this album doing what he does best and thats start the CD on fire. Continue reading
Slaughterhouse’s own Joell Ortiz decided to hit the web once again with an unofficial street remix to Tech N9ne’s “Am I A Psycho?”. Enlisting the help of rap veteran Pharoahe Monch and even B.o.B himself, Joell leaked the rough cut online through various hip hop outlets. Flowing over the original production of “Am I A Psycho?”, the two MCs take turns putting a new twist on this already crazed hit from All 6′s And 7′s.
Fans may remember Joell Ortiz from Tech N9ne’s K.O.D. Tour, as well as the rest of Slaughterhouse. Just when fans thought the lyrical onslaught couldn’t get any bigger, Joell reminds listeners why he is so respected in the game. Continue reading
For years Tech has been giving fans a preview of what K.A.B.O.S.H. would sound like, and with the Best Buy digital bonus track for All 6’s And 7’s, “Rock and Roll Nigga”, Tech once again has fans salivating for more. On this song, Tech explains the origins of his musical influences and how they mash up and make him the hybrid artist that Technicians have been rocking with for years as he states:
“Growing up it was a chore, cause I gravitated towards stuff the homies ignored Like trippin off Bad Brains when on my skateboard, even more I named my gangsta rap label after The Doors.”
During his verses, Tech uses a mild yet aggressive delivery over an uptempo hip-hop/punk rock track while his vocals get amplified as he delivers an intimidating and electrifying hook:
“Cause I’m a rock and roll nigga
They don’t understand me
God naturally tanned me
You don’t like it I can be a nigga
Rockin 600 diamonds, black and white bitches cryin when they eyes hit this rock n roll nigga
And I ain’t changin, got my slipknot bangin and I
Swear to God I ain’t never ever giving up
Fried chicken wings and Coors Light nigga what?”
This track would be a great selection to experience at one of Tech’s live shows and certainly has the ability to get a mosh pit started among rockers and hip-hop heads alike.
The Best Buy Edition of All 6’s And 7’s which includes this song and two more bonus tracks, and a Strange Music medallion is now available at Best Buy stores everywhere.
The most heartfelt song on All 6’s And 7’s, “Love Me Tomorrow” featuring Big Scoob and Krizz Kaliko, details the complications and misunderstandings that Tech and Scoob encounter while dealing with certain people in their lives. Produced by Seven, this song comes laced with a soothing melody highlighted by the steady picking of a rhythm guitar and a soft bassline fused with Krizz Kaliko’s harmonic delivery. In the first verse Tech talks about the conflict he has with his woman, but the second verse is where Tech directs his attention to the fans that criticized and turned on him for collaborating on with Lil’ Wayne as he states:
“Said I’m a sellout cause I worked with Wayne, first your brain needs work, you hurt the game.”
The overall concept of the song is the old saying of first they love you, then hate you, then love you again providing the listener with the message of forgiveness and teaching that even though some can’t see past others imperfections at the moment, if they love you they’ll eventually come around.
“Delusional” from Tech’s industry-flipping All 6’s and 7’sis a perfect example of Tech’s introspective abilities. Tech has always been one of the most relatable artists in the game, addressing issues both personal and general that many of us have gone through, and has used hip hop as a form of catharsis as many of us tend to do. Continue reading