‘It’s Something That Everybody Should Experience’ – Tech N9ne Talks The Kansas City Show For The ‘Hostile Takeover 2012′ Tour
It’s going down. History begins where history started, in Kansas City, when the biggest tour hip hop has ever seen will kick off at The Midland on March 24.
Hostile Takeover 2012: 90 shows in 99 days. What better place to see it than where this whole movement they call Strange Music began? We talked to Tech N9ne and got his opinion as to why KC, MO is the place to go if you want to get the full Tech N9ne Experience. Continue reading
With so many people driving and flying into Kansas City for the finale to the Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013 at The Midland Theatre, it seems appropriate to offer a guide to out-of-towners and Kansas Citians alike as to the spots around Kansas City that Tech N9ne likes to hit up and are important to his music. Continue reading
The No. 1 Independent Rapper In The World Announces Tour With Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), Krizz Kaliko And Others Scheduled For 90 Shows In 99 Days, Making It The Longest Rap Tour Of All Time
January 18, 2012
(Los Angeles, CA) Independent rap superstar Tech N9ne is scheduled to make history and shatter records in 2012. The Strange Music maven is slated to headline the “Hostile Takeover 2012” Tour, which will launch in March and includes 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest tour in rap history. It will make stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Denver and Seattle, among other cities.
“I started planting the seeds for this music thing to expand more than 10 years ago and to see it be recognized globally like this is a beautiful thing,” says Tech N9ne, who will be joined on “Hostile Takeover 2012” Tour by Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak and Stevie Stone. “We started Strange Music so we could make the music we wanted to make and tour like we wanted to tour. Now, to be able to make history like this is a wonderful accomplishment.” The Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour will be the only domestic tour of 2012 where fans can see Tech N9ne perform.
During the last decade, Tech N9ne has built a rock-solid fanbase by touring relentlessly. By the mid-2000s, Tech N9ne was performing in excess of 200 shows a year. His professional performances and polished routines have earned the endorsement of such platinum superstar rappers as Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Wayne, E-40 and Twista, among many others.
“A decade ago, we encountered so many obstacles when we first began touring,” says Travis O’Guin, Strange Music’s CEO and Tech’s business partner in the label. “Now we’re getting ready to set a new benchmark for rap music. It’s been a remarkable and rewarding journey.”
Tech N9ne is coming off of an incredible year. In 2011 the rapper released his album All 6’s & 7’s to much acclaim, debuting as Billboard’s No. 1 Indie, No. 1 Rap, No. 1 Hip-Hop and R&B and No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, overall. Tech was also featured on Lil’ Wayne’s The Carter IV last summer, which sold nearly 1 million units in its first week of release.
A complete list of all 90 shows will be announced next week.
- What do you think of the lineup for Hostile Takeover 2012, including Machine Gun Kelly?
- What do you hope to see on this tour?
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Patrick J Whyntie is the promoter of the Heatwave Festival, going down January 12-22 in Australia and featuring Tech N9ne on every date, where he’s also headlining in South Australia, Perth, and Canberra. Heatwave also features Kid Cudi, D12, Obie Trice, and many more.
Despite his insanely busy schedule, we were able to get ahold of Patrick who discussed the biggest challenges of putting on Heatwave, his love for hip hop, and why Aussies love Tech N9ne. Continue reading
Missouri-born lyricists/Strange Music, Inc. co-founder Tech N9ne will soon touch down in the Middle East to visit and perform a series of USO shows for service men and women as part of a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Scheduled to visit six bases in just eight days, the self-proclaimed “King of Kansas City” will also sign autographs, pose for photos and extend his heartfelt gratitude to his fans serving our country. Continue reading
This January, Tech N9ne will bring Australians into Strangeland once again with his 2012 Australia Tour! Tech will begin his journey into the outback by headlining the HeatWave Festival at Middleton which also features Obie Trice and D12 and goes down January 12-15. Tech will continue the tour with a show in Canberra on January 21 and Melbourne on January 22. What will be summer in Australia is sure to be a scorcher once Tech N9ne enters the borders!
Attention Technicians in Rapid City, South Dakota, you now have the chance to win free tickets to Tech N9ne’s The Lost Cities Tour! Tech N9ne and Strange Music will be in Rapid City this Sunday, November 13, at Dublin Square for another display of the finest live show in hip hop and Strange Music will be giving away a pair of tickets to 8 lucky Technicians in Strangeland!
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When Tech N9ne arrived in Tucson, he didn’t just bring fans a hip hop show, he brought them the ultimate Strange Music party. The Lost Cities Tour, which features Flawless, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, and Kutt Calhoun, took over the Rialto Theatre in Tucson for a night of explosive performances. Jason Krell of DailyWildcat.com attended the spectacle and watched in awe as the hardest working man in hip hop put on a one of a kind show for his loyal fans. Reviewing the show, Jason wrote:
“It’s obvious Tech knows how to put on a show. His label, Strange Music, is overflowing with talent and his technicians — a nickname for his fans — are some of the most dedicated followers in music. What it boils down to, in the end, is that if you are just now discovering your fandom of Tech N9ne, you’re about 13 years too late to the party.”
As one of Tech’s biggest markets, Tucson has clearly earned its place inside Strangeland. Click here to read the full review.
Watch Tech N9ne live at the Rialto Theatre.
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While Tech N9ne rolls on with The Lost Cities Tour, the surprises keep on coming. During a recent date on the tour, Tech N9ne unexpectedly announced that he will soon be shooting an official music video for “Am I A Psycho?” with B.o.B and Hopsin. As Tech told the packed crowd, the video shoot is slated to begin on November 29, less than a month after the release of Welcome To Strangeland. Hopsin later confirmed the shoot over Facebook:
“Tech N9ne, B.O.B and I are goin to be making the “AM I A PSYCHO” music video! Haha, im excited for this shit. Time to hit the gym on these niggas, I got legit motivation now. You guys pumped for it?”
Judging by the crowd’s reaction, fans will be eagerly anticipating the music video from All 6′s And 7′s.
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