Tech N9ne: Someone To Believe In

Tech explains what Lil Wayne's desire to collab means to him and fans. He talks a past Eminem-intended track, and reveals that Jay Rock and Strange may pair.

Last year I sat at a bar and overheard two graduate students debating the hottest new rapper they had heard. It was not Drake or Wiz Khalifa, not J. Cole or Fashawn, it was Tech N9ne. In the months since, Hip Hop's elite gatekeepers like Just-Ice and Freddie Foxxx, as well as emcees ranging from Ill Bill to Glasses Malone, they all expressed to me their endorsement about the 38 year-old emcee from Kansas City that has a flow like a Thompson machine gun, and captivate his audience like Rick Warren.

So it makes perfect sense that Lil Wayne would be like everybody else.

Early this month, Weezy F. told Funkmaster Flex that he hoped to work with OutKast's Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne upon leaving Rikers Island. Snoop Dogg recently swung by the Missouri Strange Music compound, and both Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are looking to do work with The Regime emcee. Tech N9ne is in demand more than ever before, and a decade after he was in an industry-full nelson, sitting on label benches, backed up in paperwork.

With the incarcerated Wayne having signed two of Rap's biggest stars in Drake and Nicki Minaj, and Tech N9ne bringing artists like Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Kalhoun and the nearly forgotten Brotha Lynch Hung to the charts, to national tours and to devoted fans, this could make history. All we have now is time to wait.

Speaking with HipHopDX on Thursday, Tech N9ne shared his reactions to the possibility. The emcee criticized his fans who have second-guessed these implications, and perhaps misunderstood his mantra years ago. Lastly, Tech looks at his label's success with Brotha Lynch Hung, and all-but-confirms signing Jay Rock, as one more label orphan stands the chance to beat the system with Strange friends.

HipHopDX: Congratulations on the success of The Gates Mixed Plate. I have to say, I haven't eaten barbecue in two or three weeks, and every time I see the "O.G." video, it makes me hungry, and sorry that I live in Philadelphia...

Tech N9ne: [Laughs] I'm gettin' fat right now because of that video. I gotta see it everywhere I go, so next thing I know, I'm at Gates [Bar B.Q.]. Gates is contributing to my belly, but I'm about to go on this tour with E-40 on September 14, so I think we're gonna be good, 'cause I do a lot on stage.

DX: Videos have made some landmarks. There's Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound on the roof of V.I.P. Records, there's the Fat Boys at Sbarro, so I have to ask... has Gates been thankful of the presumed shine you've brought them?

Tech N9ne: First of all, I had to clear it with them first. I am a businessman. I know that I just didn't want to go in and use their name without their consent - out of respect for Gates & Sons. 'Cause I grew up eating Gates. I recognized that they're classy, and I recognized that they do good business, so I had to extend the same thing. I told them my whole idea, I wanted to [name my album] The Gates Mixed Plate and that I wanted the [inserts] to look like a menu, and they blessed me. They said, "We love that idea. We need that demographic." They were saying that now the youngsters, when they go to prom, they don't go to Gates anymore, they go to Bonefish or Cheesecake Factory or P.F. Chang's. I was like, man, I'd take my date to Gates.

I was in Europe for a month and a half, on tour. When I got back, all I was hearin' was that actual mixed plate [dinner] at Gates has shot through the roof [in popularity]. I feel good about that. People from out of town are comin' in, "Aye. Give me what Tech N9ne's talkin' about." I heard they're makin' shirts that say, "Strawberry. Baked bean. Mixed plate." That made me feel really good to know that I could do anything for somebody that helped raise me.

DX: You mentioned your Independent Grind Tour with E-40. Each year, you tour with different artists, and make an exciting, eye-opening show for your fans. Can you tell me a little bit about involving Jay Rock and Glasses Malone? Both aren't Strange artists, but frequently work with you...

Tech N9ne: First of all, when I did the video with Estevan Oriol, "Like Yeah" [from Killer], Jay Rock came down. I'd never met him, but I'd heard him. He did that song with [Lil] Wayne, "All My Life (In The Ghetto)." He came and showed me love, he was 100. He came and told me what he had poppin': he was on Warner Brothers, messing with [DJ] Kay Slay...he was a real cool cat. So we started talkin', and the deal wasn't really goin' well with Warner. So we were like, "What if we can get in there and get Jay Rock?" We're almost [secured] in having Jay Rock over here at Strange Music. It's almost final. We're just tweaking a couple things. From he being down with me to him possibly being one of my artists on Strange Music is a big thing for me.

What really did it for the tour was, we had had a meeting with all his people, and we brought him out to Kansas City. We ate, we partied, we saw a show. XXL was down here to see it. When I went to L.A., I got to see him open up for my show. I had never saw him on stage. Him and Kendrick Lamar and all them really murdered it! [My publicist] brought me in to see it. "Check Jay Rock out." I was thoroughly impressed, homie! Come on, Jake, we really do shows, my friend. For somebody to blow me away, that's a lot.

Glasses Malone is family off top. He was at that "Like Yeah" video shoot too. I met a lot of these cats through that video. Glasses is family, and Jay Rock is right there.

DX: You mentioned Wayne. The news last week broke of Lil Wayne's interview with Funkmaster Flex. He wants to work with two emcees: you and Andre 3000. It was crazy to see on Twitter, your fans reacting to a mainstream superstar wanting to work with the king of the underground. What was your initial reaction?

Tech N9ne: I was in the studio with Big Scoob; we're recording [his] album called Damn Fool. I'm in the writing. He came in. He's like, "You heard the news about Lil Wayne?" I'm like, "What happened to Lil Wayne?" [expressing concern] He was like, "Nah, man. Dude said when he gets outta jail, he wants to work with Andre 3000 and you." I'm like, "What?" I've never met Wayne, but I've always adored his skill. I heard all the mixtapes with him really goin', everything.

I respect him as an artist. I really do. That's why when some of my fans be like, "Don't do it!" it boggles me that they would feel that way. All we're gonna do is bring each other in each other's world. He's gonna bring me to Wayne's world, I'm gonna bring him to Strange world. It's gonna be a wonderful thing - two artists, together, showin' skill at doin' what they love to do. It's a great look for Tech N9ne, 'cause Tech N9ne ain't even been looked at on that level. I'm gettin' there, but like you said, "king of the underground." People been scared of me for years. We've always been tryin' to find ways to get in the faces of everybody, 'cause truly my music is for the whole world. My name means "The complete technique of rhymes / technique number nine." I'm supposed to belong to everybody. I look at Wayne comin' out and sellin' a million records in a week. That's beautiful, man. I always felt like I was the type of artist who could do that [too] if everybody knew. What me and Travis [O'Guin] have built here at Strange Music is beautiful, without major video and major airplay - that's something that Wayne has. Besides all that, my friend, it's about artistry. It's beautiful that somebody of that stature would speak my name next to Three Stacks. You know how we feel about Andre, man? Come on, man! It's Andre 3000, my friend!

I really feel that it's validated that [the man who calls himself "the best rapper alive"] thinks I'm an elite emcee. That feels so good to me. People hold him up there. Even Eminem said he was jealous of him. Eminem is treacherous, lyrically! You heard [Recovery], it's treacherous! I put my all into my music. If you listen to "Can't Shake It" off of Killer, if you listen to "Riot Maker," talkin' 'bout how they won't let me over in Honolulu because they said I'd get the Samoans rowdy with my music and unruly. I can't go certain places 'cause they say I'm a riot-maker. Certain black folks say I'm a devil-worshipper. As much as all the pain I've been through and all the might we've been puttin' into this Tech N9ne music, givin' the world...to have Wayne acknowledge me, just acknowledge me. Even if we never did the song... say we get to 2012 to do the song, and say the Mayan Calendar was correct and everything is destroyed [laughing] the fact that he acknowledged me on the level he did, I'm totally thankful. I can't wait to do the motherfuckin' song, man. Nothing is gonna stop it. Evil will stop things that are supposed to be Godly, but ain't nothin' gonna stop this.

Some of my fans are upset. "Wayne is everything Tech N9ne is against!" Really? In 2002, I said "Fuck the industry." Because, the industry - the people who control radio and video and dictate what goes on are scared to take chances on new music. Lauryn Hill said, "Music is supposed to inspire." So why wouldn't they want to put new music on the radio instead of clonin' these motherfuckers that are already there? I said, "Fuck the industry!" So a lot of my fans thought, "Oh, he's just gonna stray away from mainstream." No, I'm not takin' about the artists. Get your money! Soulja Boy, get your money! I love to see niggas do good! White folks, Eminem, [or] Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, oh my God! When I said, "Fuck the industry," I'm takin' about these motherfuckin' [program directors] that won't let niggas get in. Fuck these mothafuckas!

DX: I'm a huge fan of underdogs, in sports, in music and in life. One of my favorite albums this year has been Dinner & A Movie by Brotha Lynch Hung. That album was a surprise. As a teenager who copped Season of The Siccness because he had heard Snoop Dogg talk about it in Murder Dog, this one felt good. You've got so many great underdog stories in Strange Music's history, but tell me about this one...

Tech N9ne: I'ma tell you like this, man: I was that same kid. I was the same kid who bought [Brotha Lynch Hung's] 24 Deep album. [Recites "Had 2 Gat Ya"] I listened to that shit like, "Who is this nigga? Who is this? He's dope!" I've been a fan for years. A long time ago, when The Click was doing their albums and stuff, we all went on a tour. It was me and my son's mom, Agony, and I was hype-man for Tony Roma, a [rapper from Kansas City]. He took us on the tour. It was E-40 & The Click, Mac Mall, Brotha Lynch Hung. I talked to Lynch back then, and he liked my style back then. Everybody, E-40, Suga-T, we became family a long time ago. This was way before I met Yukmouth and Quincy Jones in '97, and moved to [California]. 

When we heard Lynch was in troubles with [Black Market Records], I was like, "Man, I wonder if I can get him over here." It starts with an idea. Travis, my business partner, he's a fan too. [Strange Music executive] Dave Weiner used to do all types of stuff for Lynch back in the day, in the Priority [Records] days. That brought him closer to us.

In 2006, I sent out for a Lynch verse to a song called "My World" intended for me, Lynch and Eminem. Eminem was goin' through so much stuff back then that he couldn't do it. [Brotha Lynch Hung] sent back the verse. It blew my mind. He said [reciting] "Wait a minute, I'm from the west coast conference like Kobe or James Worthy / You can just call me the king of the valley, all I need is a gang jersey ..." I was like, "What!" [Laughs] Uh uh, I've got to get that nigga over here, dog. I only want the hardest niggas on my team, you feel me? With Travis bein' the true businessman that he is, we got Lynch up out of all his shit. I was on the K.O.D. Tour with Slaughterhouse and Glasses Malone. Lynch was here recording his album, so I missed the whole recording. Dinner & Movie, he sent me ["Don't Worry Momma, It's Just Bleeding"], and I had no idea what I was in for when I got home. I got home, Travis gave me the album and said, "Listen, Lynch don't want nobody to have this. Not even us." [Laughs] I popped that mothafucka in, I couldn't believe it. It's so innovative and everything, the styles, the subject matter [with songs like] "Sit In That Corner Bitch" and "Colostomy Bag" [recites verses]. Hardcore, the whole album. It feels so good that I can have somebody that really influenced me back in the day to really push for everything lyrically.

I can't wait to hear what Mandible Lector is gonna sound like, and what The Coat Hanger Strangler is gonna sound like. Those are the two that he's gonna do with us. I'm psyched, 'caused I have no idea what I'm gonna say next. All 6's & 7's is gonna be my new solo. I have no idea what to say until I sit down with the beat tells me exactly what to say.

I write my life how it is and how it stands. I did K.O.D. It was dark 'cause my mom was sick. My mom's better, mothafucka, I can't do the God damned Gates Mixed Plate. My fans talk shit on motherfuckin' Siccness.net, "Aw, Tech, he's lost it. This is the worst album he's ever done. Oh my God, he ain't even got nothin' to talk about but food and pussy." You mothafuckas! I actually gave you that hard-ass album, K.O.D., and you sucked my dick - and that's wonderful, 'cause I love my dick sucked.

DX: Who doesn't.

Tech N9ne: I can say that to my fans. Suck my dick for K.O.D. Thank you, 'cause I gave you my heart; I'm 'posed to have my dick sucked. So when I get lighter and brighter these mothafuckas are mad at me. "Oh, the beats are horrible." Then I gotta calm down. I'm 38. My fan-base is getting younger and younger, and they don't know who Roger Troutman is. So when I do an ode to Roger Troutman and I do a rap on top of called "O.G." [and they criticize me and call it] G-Funk, I gotta say that they don't really know. They don't know what we know. So I gotta suck that up. Some people want to hear "Caribou Lou." Some people don't, they want to hear "Riot Maker." Some people want to hear "I Need More Angels," some people want to hear "Can't Shake It," some people want to hear "Like Yeah," some people want to hear "Sex Out South." The reason I have this problem is because I am three-dimensional. All my fans are different types of fans: kottonmouth kings and queens, juggalos and juggalettes, thug niggas, Metal heads - all these mothafuckas are under one roof. That's what I did myself: I turned myself into a mothafucka that did more than one thing. If I did one thing, they'd all agree, all the time. So it's a beautiful thing where I'm at. We're elevating.

All this growing, from this bum nigga. All he did was write his life and tryin' to put it out in a wonderful style. I'm still that guy. I can't go to the movies anymore because people are passing me things to sign during the movie, and reciting my rhymes behind me. I'm seeing all this happenin', and hearin' Wayne say my name, here comes another wave.

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69 Comments

  • olivia

    idont know if tech will here this but hopefully someone on this page will get it to him my name is olivia tech and i remeber u starting and at this this time it was the road dogs im not going to put in the street u know what # u remember the timbleys and zoro i know u do but it is amazing how u put our city on the map and im glad because i i thought rich would be the one u did any way u really got my attention on e 40 u came again with our flava here at home but i have a question u probley get this all the time but im a woman with a strong heart for music and i have have some one u could get on the map and rep forreal a man and a woman something that is hot right now let me know my sis in houston and my cousin in kc and if anyone knows how to contact if tech does not se this forward to my email .......peace

  • Hank

    i can completely understand where tech is coming from in this interview. Seriously, if you listen to the radio for a whole day, then listen to one of tech's albums, there's way more diversity on his album. He fits so many genres into his songs it's insane. And nowadays, there's a lot of people that are into different types of music, not just one type. I think it takes a lot of skill to do what he does and incorporate as many types as he does in his music. And as for the people that down tech for making an upbeat album after kod, fuck you guys. He was going through a rough patch in his life, got past it, and went back to his old style of music. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Easy as that. I'll admit, there's a few songs that tech has made that I dont like. It doesn't appeal to me. But I'm sure there's other people in the world that enjoy those tracks. Every song isn't for everybody and that's the magic of his music.

  • Aaron

    Oh yeah I almost forget Strange Music ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron

    Tech is the greatest of all-time hes like Michael Jordan in is prime!!!!!!!!! The best song he ever made, in my opinion, is BE WARNED off of his 2002 cd Celsius! Then, hes gotta gang of other great songs to including: This Ring, Suicide Letters, Real Killer, basically the WHOLE ENTIRE Anghellic album. Every other cd of his is the shyt too. I just got All 6's And 7's and what I've heard so far its shapin up to be another bangin cd! The song FUCK FOOD featuring Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, & Krizz Kaliko is tight as fuck! Cause regardless of what these haters say Lil' Wayne it one of the best rappers alive, behind the best rapper breathin TECH N9NE!!!!!!!!!

  • wackyjacky

    technine stays relevent watch girls go wild uncuthere for free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwMNpDVfKW8

  • qsdf

    http://www.youtube.com/user/305ilovemia#p/u I Love M I A Music and Ent Presents $WonDough$ No Image No Gimmicks Just Banging Ass Music

  • STL elizabeth

    I love techs skills but I wish us underground fans could have us all to ourselves. Tech... If ya want it, go get it. I love ya man.

  • Rachael Misek

    The complete technique of rhymes / technique number nine

  • Tech will pull a Jayrock

    Its gonna be like Jay rock with All my life freestyle...he gonna make the another song where Lil wayne is just bringing the song down...

  • YOUAJOKE

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE SHOULD MAKE THIS NIGGA MEMBER 5 IT WOULD BE MIND BLOWING HEARING 5 OF THE CRAZIEST LYRICISTS ON THE PLANET ON EVERY TRACK OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE NEXT ALBUM. SHAME EM WAS FUCKED UP IN 06 HIM AND TECH WOULD OF PLANTED A BOMB

  • BOBBY WILLIS

    That's real shit man. I would love to hear a tech and wayne song.BLOW THE MOTHAFUCKIN ROOF OFF MAN.

  • ada

    No Image No Gimmicks Just Banging Ass Music I Love M I A Music and Ent presents $WonDough$ http://www.youtube.com/user/305ilovemia

  • Savior

    The real awesome thing would be a song with tech, wayne, AND Andre. And then put that shit on an Outkast album. If you're a real hip hop fan, that's got your mouth salivating.

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  • yung technician

    woooow tech love it man !!!! i would nevr believe weezy would say dat jay rock a beast and so iz g malone we blooming and infecting people 1 by 1!!!!

  • oapegh

    man, the best rapper of all time. period.

    • liberalmedium

      man I keep hearing such good albums from the underground scene that i can barely handle it. I have no doubt that Tech is the most skillful at flows and timing, with fantastic lyrical style. he's in my top 3 best of all time. Canibus is the top dog lyrically. he's miles ahead of anyone, and I leave the 3rd spot blank because it rotates weekly. tech and canibus are the kings of overlooked skill that could slay anybody on the radio. i will say em's coming with it as far as mainstream goes though so props.

  • Niki G.

    Yes!!!! I'm so ready for that Independent Grind Tour, Tech N9ne & E40, are you serious?!!!

  • Mark McSwain

    Tech don't need to take his own fans criticism for GMP, most of those people aren't true fansbecause if they were they would understand the meaning on TGMP.

  • Tommy Cue

    There are a lot of rappers out there blowing their money. This man right here has his business done straight. He no need no major label record deal.

  • BONKEIRA

    A collabo's a collabo. He did shit with insane clown possee too. He's still sick, ICP still sucks balls. It aint like if he does a joint with Weezy, he'll join young money or anything. He's still above those idiots

  • Sick Messiah

    Im glad for Tech to get recognized .. All though I have to admit to be annoyed by Lil Waynes style and lyrical content .. Im glad Tech is shinning .. Been waiting for it for years .. Hope he can get political sometime to bring out the darkness , but i dont want his life to be shitty for him to do it .. Wish someday i can get my disconnect album done and maybe shine a little to .. I hope one day for my name to leave Tech's mouth in Praise of things im doing musically ..

  • Robert Hudson

    True inspiration, Fuck all the haters, Tech is the realest and best rapper there is thats my opinion, Im not a young money fan but if tech does this song I know ill still bump it hard! All the wayne fans out there that havent heard Tech N9ne get ready haha thats all I have to say, Yup Yup TECH N9NE!! Technician

  • fluemexican

    This is some really good news from Tecca. Hope there is still a way to do a collabo with Em.

  • Trevor

    Tech N9ne, you the shit muthafacko! Woop Woop

  • Sarah Miller

    TECH GO AHEAD AND DO YOU! this is what i have been tryin to tell all of the haters...i hope they read this and get insight into the mind of "The King, The Clown and The G!"

  • Sarah Miller

    this is exactly what i have been trying to tell all the haters...i hope they read this and get into the mind of "The King, The Clown and The G"...then maybe they will understand where you are coming from and where you are heading with your career! ~TECH GO AHEAD AND DO YOU!~

  • Beautiful Stoner

    this is exactly what i have been trying to tell all the haters...i hope they read this and get into the mind of "The King, The Clown and The G"...then maybe they will understand where you are coming from and where you are heading with your career! ~TECH GO AHEAD AND DO YOU!~

  • Troy Kuveikis

    yeah tech.. i feel ya with that.. good interview and all but honestly gates coulda been better.. still got mad respect though.. keep doing your thing man

  • NUCCA

    lil wayne sucks .... tech n9ne is dope.....fuck lil wayne

  • Ben D.

    Even though Tech is starting to get much more popular, he is still incredibly underrated and deserves much more props than he is given. I've been a Tech fan since Angellic and Calm Before the storm and I love every fuckin album dude put out. They keep getting sicker and sicker! Strange Music all day and fuck you haterz

    • liberalmedium

      there's such dopeness on those older cds that cats will never get around to hearing. my favorite song of his is TX9 off of Absolute Power. it's like a mirror of a period of my own life. gives me chills.

  • AA

    Its about time! Tech has been grinding and doing his shit independently regardless for all these years. With an opportunity to reach even more cats who still haven't heard of dude is dope. Wayne recognize game. Can't wait to hear the collabo with Raekwon & Snoop especially.

  • nick

    That Is TECH N9NE BABY i hate people that can say i love tech but dont love every thing he does there has not been one tech song that i did not like that came out from everready to calm before the storm it does not matter what it is im happy to here tech n9ne aaron yates yo no joke so i wish the best for tech ya dig no matter on the radio or on tv or what and i no if that song happens look out world new number 1 and everyone will see take over the world

  • Honore

    Lil Wayne should be honored to potentially lay a track with Tech N9ne.

  • Prince Infamy666

    yo TECH N9NE is the g.o.a.t. nuff said

  • kcnick89

    Fuckin A. KC on top. what you suckas know bout it?

  • LotzOfCarrotz

    I respect Tech's opinion about Lil Wayne, I was one of those who was really unsure about them two collaborating.

  • Chris Stapleton

    i love all of tech n9nes music. the dark, the party, the light, the fight. im not just a juggalo or a metal head im a technician. i got mad love fro everybody at strange music. tech, krizz, kutt, lynch, cog, travis o guenn. there all fresh and have great style.

  • McG

    Tech N9ne isn't going mainstream. Mainstream is going Tech N9ne.

  • realizme

    Tech N9ne doesn't get the respect in the biz that his music deserves. A lot of his ish goes hard and doesn't get the radio play it needs. i'm diggin it though. keep it up fam The best in Bay Area hip hop! Realizme.com

  • realizme

    Tech N9ne doesn't get the respect in the biz that his music deserves. A lot of his ish goes hard and doesn't get the radio play it needs. i'm diggin it though. keep it up fam The best in Bay Area hip hop! www.Realizme.com

  • ExMcCloud

    Major props for the interview...Tech 9's humbleness considering how successful he has been is mind boggling...Do the song with wayne IDC Ima support dude 100% period

  • ExMcCloud

    Tech 9 is the truth...and how humble he is...considering all his accomplishments is MIND BOGGLING major props for the interview and for putting your city on your back good sir...RESPECT...BTW do the Wayne track IDC imma still bump the album and that new song Real shit!

  • richard

    Badass interview... I read a few things with fans talkin shit about "the gates mixed". Dont let it get you man your a fucking genius....well you and kaliko both are but your the king of underground. Do what you want cause it's gotten you this far already!!

  • Alc

    Wayne makes mainstream shit, but his mixtapes are the shit. That track would have been sick with Eminem, him and BLH but dilemma killed it so all good. Got alot of respect for Tech. ... and people on this site talking about spelling mistakes and grammer shit, fix your skirt man fuck me

  • Jewlian Rios

    ugh fuck.... i typed this whole big speech and it didnt post. so ima try again. its a beautiful time to be a tech fan wiht this news coming out and the gates makin as much sales as its making we love you man keep doin what your doin . i had alot of resentment toward the main stream the way its been being dumbed down in my eyes (soulja boy) but i think i can get over it if they finally hae the sense to let tech in.fans are growingby the thousands everyday and thissong that our gonna do with lil wayne is gonna at least double it im already proud wearing my strange jersey and pendant but again that will be doubled .I cant wait to see you in lancaster before you get to big for us lol gotta get the vip package for that sho. well Mad Props Jewlian (BuBu) P.s. dont forget the underground when you get big we love you man.

  • Jewlian Rios

    hey i might be young but i kno roger troutman! lol its wonderful that all this is happenin the family is gettin bigger and bgger and the fans are comin up by the tousands daily and this song your gonna do with wayne will multiply that by the hundereds even tho i have resentment for the mainstream and the way its been dumbing down music (soulja boy) i think ima be able to get over it if they finally have the sense to take the Tech in. Hope to see you lancaster before you get to big for us with this news . I gotta get the vip package for this one. cya man mad Props Jewlian (BuBu) P.s. dont forget the underground we love you man

  • Alex

    Great interview, thanks DX

  • L.j Velasquez

    Sic shit, Cant wait for the tour to hit here in Denver, Shit Tech Keep doin your shit tech. loving all the albums Fuc all the haters who just want one style, shit its like you said if they want your old shit then go out and buy your old albums. Things change, people change so keep doing you and I'll keep buying your albums. Can't wait for the new shit to drop outta Strange. TECH N9NE!!!! the best label out there STRANGE MUSIC!!

  • Nick Sposato

    Tech n9ne is the shit...mad love and im lovin where music is goin right now thanks to all the hard workin artists

  • george

    forget lil wayne! the only reason i want tech to do a song with him is to make tech more known and more paid.. other than that techs a 100 times better rapper. real talk.

  • Carrie

    I think Tech N9ne and lil wayne would be amazing!!! I have always been a tech fan and tech will always be my fave!! But tech and wayne would BLOW UP!!!!!

  • Erik Quinty

    great interview dx. i cant wait to see jayrock throw up the snake and bat!

  • MidWest Black

    Gotta Love Tech! Reppin the MidWest to the Fullest! We're gonna show all them Coast Cats how us NoCoast Players Do!!!

  • akim

    dope nigga Tech N9ne.real hip hop Artist

  • Bobbito

    Tech/Eminem collab >>> Tech/Wayne collab. "The Anthem" didn't count....that's what we need.

  • Rich K

    *will be off the chain ... I cant spell for shizznizz today!

  • Rich K

    I fucking love Tech N9ne, this guy makes damn good music and has done for a long time. The next projects from Strange will off the chain!!!

  • Coolin

    "I can't go to the movies anymore because people are passing me things to sign during the movie, and reciting my rhymes behind me." That is some funny stuff. Keep it up Tech.

  • THETRUTHHH

    YOU CAN FEEL JUST BY READING THE INTERVIEW THAT THIS NIGGA IS THE TRUTH. DONT OPPRESS THE TRUTH MARK ASS NIGGAS.

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    Respect the Midwest. Shout out ot Tech N9ne, Twista, Kanye, Eminem, Bone, Do or Die, RIP Dilla and MC Breed.... Tech is one of the top independents who is doing it big. Check out the new issue of Hood Illustrated Magazine (#1 Magazine coming outta the Midwest) Featuring CBo-West Coast Mafia, Mike Epps, Slime Money, Young Fyre,Webbie, Shawty Lo, Lil Keke, Chingo Bling, Freeway, 2Eleven + much more.. visit hoodillustrated.com to order your copy

  • G.K.paypa$tak$

    Straight up tech do you homie, I don't care what any1 says gates was tha shit. Lookin foreward ta you n wayne homie. Lol it should b u, wayne, kutt, scoob, n J rock. +jay rock fuck yeah, now we need irv, stevie, hopsin, glasses lol been a fan since I was 6 lol lovin everything do u homie. ~ G.K.

  • TEC-NINA

    N9ne along with Lynch is so much realer then these other niggas in the game. I support Tech to the da fullest. Great fuckin interview. Im out dis bitch

  • turftalka

    Tech is one of the best dudes in the game and I'm glad he's gaining popularity it's much deserved

  • sean

    Are you people paying attention?!

  • Roscoe P.

    Tech/Em track >>> Tech/Wayne track....thats what we need!! "The Anthem" didn't count. This nicca stay spittin.... Compare your favorite MC's body of work with Tech's...DO IT!