Tech N9ne Calls Eminem "The Best Rapper," Hopes For Collaboration

Tech N9ne says that he hopes to get Eminem on his next album, dropping in October.

Tech N9ne stopped by Shade 45's Sway in the Morning to discuss a slew of topics including how he discovered Krizz Kaliko and Stevie Stone, as well as how he wants to sign Flawless. During the interview, he touched on his hope to record with Eminem on his next album, due in October, and how his previously missed opportunity to record with the Detroit, Michigan rapper is influencing his approach this time around.

"The Em track, I have another idea for my next album, late October, and if he has the time, I'll send it to him, you know what I'm sizzlin', via Royce [Da 5'9]," he said. "And we can try it again, because he agreed to do 'So Lonely,' but he was busy somewhere overseas. So I'm going to try again on this album. I'm going to try to get with him a lot earlier though, because I do my stuff on the fly like boom, I be in the studio, I write it in the studio, I record it and then I send it to the artist. So maybe I need to have a little bit more time."

He also deemed Em "the best emcee," praising his abilities for his intricate wordplay and ability to infuse his cuts with emotion. Tech said that he hopes to hop on a track with the Shady rapper to see how their worlds collide.

"It was Eminem. I think he makes everyone want to come with their A-game. He's an elite emcee. We are also. That's one of the qualifications you have to have for Strange Music. I love extreme lyricists. And to me, he's the extreme lyricist when it comes to wordplay and all of that, emotion and everything. A lot of people just want to hear us on a track to hear who would win. I just want to see how I sound next to who I deem the best rapper."

Watch the interview below, as well as Tech's performance of "Badlands" with Mayday.

Tech N9ne introduces Strange Music:


Tech N9ne deems Eminem "the best rapper":

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147 Comments

  • fearness

    im really proud to be a fan of tech and em !

  • ema sunday

    i love ur show

  • vivek

    A track with Tech9ne should be sick!!

  • lol

    maybe he wants him to cum get on his track... no homo

  • ETK

    I knew from the first time this nigga loves Eminem's dick.

  • Anonymous

    "ok the mtv crowd loves eminem but its not his only demographic" His main demographic. The people who respect lyrical content aren't necessarily the one's who buy mainstream albums. How many people on here blast Em saying how his music is shit now, yet he still sells millions. That tells me the MTV crowd is still sold on this guy. That all said, I never said a Tech collabo would be bad. I just think their styles wouldn't mesh well. Can you imagine Em using accents while Tech spits fire?

    • Anonymous

      em doesnt use accents anymore, that was only relapse when he was hooked on drugs... I think they will BOTH kill it

    • Jacc

      Exactly. Let it be known this guy's main crowd are white suburban kids that watch MTV black kids are not into him that much they love bitch ass YMCMB more.

  • Anonymous

    "I know lots of cats who like Em that are nowhere near todays MTV crowd" Sure you do. And all the cars driving down the street are bumpin Em right now. GTF outta here, lame. Jay has the same problem. You won't find a car in a ten block stretch playing his music. That's because the so called true hip hop heads rebel againsn't anything mainstream. It's not the perfect fit alot want it to be, even though if Lil Wayne can work with Tech, I'm sure at some point Em could change his mind.

  • YAknowWHOdaFucKDisIs

    TWISTA, EMINEM, TECH N9NE on one track would be FIRE!

  • Anonymous

    TWISTA, EMINEM, TECH N9NE on one track would be FIRE!

  • EM'S ADVOCATE

    IT'S TRUE, IT'S TRUE... IT'S DAMN TRUE... EMINEM IS "THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE" SINCE "THE BEST RAPPER DIED" ON SEPTEMBER 13TH 1996.... Man, I Would've LOVED To See The Both Of Them On A REAL TRACK TOGETHER!!!

  • Anonymous

    eminem is the best white rapper NOT the best rapper!!!!!

  • Quest

    Haha, he didn't mention Nas

  • PimpSickle

    Tech is a rapper who continually puts out music on a regular basis. Eminem takes forever to put out an album. If there was a greatest hits album with just 18 tracks it would be way easier to pick eminems then techs because he continually moves forward while Eminem takes his damn time. As a fan of both, Tech will always be better in my eyes because just like with biggie and pac one has way more hot records then the other. Who cares if em is considered more lyrical Tech continued to support his fans.

    • ETK

      here's a question for ya, when's the last time Eminem dropped a mixtape? a while ago. That's all Tech n9ne does. he drops albums and EPs relentlessly. Eminem can't really do that, cause he's high end mainstream and he has huge labels to answer to. Sorry if you're impatient over Eminem dropping things, guess it shows the kind of entitled fan you are... Tech constantly drops shit because he's INDEPENDENT, that's his strength. Eminem is anything but independent

    • PimpSickle

      Tech has a family and artists under his label that he works with too. Techs always busy hes always touring and working on music. Check out his touring schedules for the last 2 years. The point was he doesnt try to create a perfect album like Em he just makes music and wether its perfect or not his fans keep getting more music.

    • Jack

      Dude, you know why he takes his time? He has a family...he now owns slaughterhouse (Working on their album) then working on 50s, and yelawolf. Dude's busy as hell.

  • J

    Eminem is the best Rapper. Tech agrees and so does Kanye. It would be wise for us to follow. I love Heavy Metal by the way. But Em is dope. Smoke a blunt to his 2nd LP. Hells yeah. Navajo out!

    • Anonymous

      Eminem best rapper alive or is it jay z lil wayne or Nas!? ! Vote now @ www.bigblogtalk.com/ Free song downloads every day! Like us on Facebook and Spread the word to a friend! thank you!

  • Anonymous

    tech and lil wyte are the best 2 independent rappers in the game id rather here those 2 on a track than em and that new lil wyte album is hardcore son!

  • Anonymous

    didnt they do a collab with rza em tech n9ne from the sway freestyle albums

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^ None of those guys were together in the studio making that song homie, Sway & Tech just took a bunch of freestyles from their "Wake Up Show" archives and had Rev mix them together and called it a song.

    • Klusterfuk

      No It's an actual track "PRODUCED" by DJ Revolution off Sway & King Tech album This or That "The Anthem" Sway & King Tech feat. RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Jayo Felony, Chino XL & KRS-One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKTVt5hBUzI

    • Anonymous

      That was just mixed together by DJ Revolution, they didnt actually do them verses with the intention of having them put together. Tech is talking bout an actual song with just them on it

  • FV All The Way

    FUCK EMINEM. HIS WHITE ASS SELLOUT SOLD HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL AND WORKS WITH TALENTLESS HACKS LIKE RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, DRAKE, KANYE WEST, LIL WAYNE, NICKI MINAJ, PINK, B.O.B, HAYLEY WILLIAMS AND SKYLAR GREY THAT BITCH WHO WAS ON A DIDDY SONG, LUPE FIASCO WHO CAN'T SKATEBOARD AND SELLOUT LINKIN PARK RAPPER WHO SUCKS. HOPSIN WILL MURK EMINEM BECAUSE HOPSIN IS BETTER. HOPSIN IS THE BEST RAPPER OF ALL-TIME. HOPSIN ALREADY MURKED TECH N9NE AND B.O.B AND WILL GO PLATINUM ONCE HOP MADNESS DROPS. EVERYONE APPRECIATE REAL TALENT. FUNK VOLUME! TURN IT UP! FUCK EMINEM.

  • gnigga_pleeze

    em nas royce tech saigon

    • em

      Eminem best rapper alive or is it jay z lil wayne or Nas!? ! Vote now!! @ www.bigblogtalk.com/ Free song downloads every day! Like us on Facebook and Spread the word to a friend! thank you!

  • Anonymous

    tech, been a fan since calm befor the storm, and all i got to say is i wasnt feeling all 6's and 7's to much or klusterfuck and strangeland was ok. but for real for real please stop slurping eminems nut sack, like you already have a huge white fan base, you can stop giving so much praise to the white man, slaverys over, we be free.

    • H4ZE

      name one other white artist... yelawolf? is that it? lmao dude spits with the stamina of the best of em and deserved to be on world wide choppers. ignorance makes it hard to see, huh?

    • Anonymous

      no i dont care about race, but techs been on eminems dick for years now and im sick of it. eminems ok but most of his albums are garbage and the majority of it is stan music. tech used to be dope now he's turning into some garbage ass old slave who sucks up to every white artist who comes out, its sad and embarrasing.

    • H4ZE

      man, eminem is good, naw hes a great rapper. aint like tech is the first mc to point it out. hes givin credit where he feels is due. why cant ya just keep it at that? draggin slavery in it and shit? wtf aint nothin to do with race, jus two "greats" collabin on a song. not if, but when that track drop, you know its gonna be sick hommie

  • Anonymous

    "there's no way to describe Eminem's "target demographic" I already did lol Let me make it easier for you. Eminem = The MTV Crowd. Tech Nine = The underground crowd. While on paper it might seem ridiculously obvious for them to do a song together, the fact is Em already passed the first time.

    • ETK

      ^nailed it niggas love to generalize. "let me make it easier for you" that's your problem right there

    • Anonymous

      Life aint that black & white man, you sound like an idiot I know lots of cats who like Em that are nowhere near todays MTV crowd, and I also see alot of trendy teenagers bumping Tech N9ne shit. People like you just generalize and dont know what your talking about

    • gnigga_pleeze

      ok the mtv crowd loves eminem but its not his only demographic.... hip hop heads love him too i've never seen a real head who, if they didnt particularly enjoy the music for its pop appeal or whatever, at least respect the lyricism. the two exceptions i can think of were both racists

  • Dave

    Well Tech's Working On His Album and Em's Working On His Next So I Hope To See Both These Legends On A Track

  • josh

    whoever said the only old artist thats still hot is jay-z must be brainwashed jay-z steals so many lyrics, and is probably the biggest illuminati puppet in the rap game... but tech n9ne and eminem would be dope

  • Anonymous

    tech and krayzie bone should do more shit together. personally i don't like Em but understand he does have talent i just don't feel it and i'm not into his persona.I feel his "emotion" is real corny and is really only in emphasising frustration in the last word of a bar. people like krayzie bone and tech can do it all. Singing Rapping hooks Freestyle awesome live performances on lower budgets. They are better rappers in my opinion Some of the most talented rappers aren't mainstream or anymore (bone thugs)

  • Anonymous

    On some real when you really check it. . . . "EMINEM" IS the greatest Rapper alive. Most of these dudes can come next to "EM" on ah' Track, but they can't outdo him. You always wanna' hear what "EMINEM" says next.

    • Anonymous

      em holds his own and everyone including your favortie rapper knows that. "remember me" wit sticky fingerz is one of few tracks where i can say em got bodied on his own shit

    • Anonymous

      ^ no it is because of stans like yourself everyone says Em killed the track and what not....even if another rapper kills Em on his track y'all will never accept it....FOH

  • Shady 2.0

    Ooooh man Eminem said he would do "So Lonely" but couldn't in the end because he was out of the country!?! It would of been dope as fuck if he did that.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Em was suppose to do that "Welcome to my World "Joint with Tech & Lynch from Everready also

  • Anonymous

    NEW MC EIHT WHERE WE GO 2012 FIRE off the which way iz west album

  • Anonymous

    The Anti-Eminem stans creep out the woodwork everytime someone gives this guy praise, lol Funny story tho I remember chillin with one of my boys 2-3 years ago, dude hated eminem and blah blah blah whatever, his favorite MC is kool g rap, I played him the vlad tv clip of G rap saying Em was in the top 5, dude looked like someone killed his puppy while he was watching it, lol

  • Anonymous

    The only old MC that is still hot is Jay Z. Period.

    • Anonymous

      Nah sir, it'd have to be Nasir

    • Anonymous

      yeah thanks, I was pissed off when I replied the first time...

    • skizzle bizzle

      can you not read between the lines, or do i need to spell it out for you. It only worked because it was a concept album, i.e. because it provided a permanent structure to work in. He said himself that he did it to particular scenes. Let him loose on his own, dude just raps about repetitive nonsense. that clear enough for you this time?

    • Anonymous

      "which is a concept" why the hell did you put that at the end like that's the reason that it's a good album!? or none of us knew that it was a concept album!?

    • skizzle bizzle

      Jay-Z? dude fell off after the black album. The only decent joint he dropped since was American gangster, which is a concept album.

    • Anonymous

      No, not period. Thats just your opinion and its not the word of god

  • Anonymous

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  • milehighkid303

    I don't even mess with Tech, out here in Denver WAY TOO many wierdos listen to cuzo so I've never really bothered, but i agree with the dude below me, something just tells me this collab would be on another level of corny.

  • Anonymous

    Now if he said he was reaching out to DMX, that might be a different story. Their styles could mesh well.

  • Anonymous

    "and that matters why?" Most of those examples you gave were probably arranged by the label. Here, Tech is specifically looking to reach out to Eminem. Never mind their target demographics are night and day.

    • ETK

      yeah right, there's no way to describe Eminem's "target demographic". He attracts the mainstream crowd, the teenage girls, the hip-hop heads who crave for lyricism, and some underground hipsters even. there is a common ground for Tech n9ne and Eminem fandom, if not people wouldn't be clamoring for a fucking collab for MONTHS now.

  • Anonymous

    The two most talented rappers of all time (not saying Tech is the best because his albums/consistency havent been good enough to me but that doesnt make him less talented) could potentially make one of the best tracks ever, however because Tech and Em can be corny sometimes I have a feeling it will be corny.

  • Anonymous

    I'd rather hear Eminem and Nas do a track. Or another Em and Jay Z. More exciting for my ears.

  • Anonymous

    NEW MC EIHT WHERE WE GO 2012

  • King Chandler

    All this talk about the Tech and Em collab I figured I'd change it up and state that the Mayday album is a classic for those that didn't get a chance to peep that shit yet, you wont be needing that skip button, at least I didn't. Real Hip-Hop shit.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait to hear it, hopefully it really happens this time lol

  • Lulz S. Frast

    Black people love Jesus. Therefore black people are fucking stupid and don't understand and thus fear "satan". Neither are real so smarten up. Dumb nigs.

    • Pegasus Flow

      Every self righteous religious asshole says "I'll pray for you". Fuck off, nobody needs your prayers. They call if faith and not fact for a reason homie. Just like you and I, your pastor doesn't know if its all real, he just has FAITH.

    • milehighkid303

      I will pray for you homie, cause you are the one who must smarten up my brother. N just FYI, like my pastor says, you better believe in Satan, because he believes in you, and with that comment you played right into his hands my brother. PEACE to you kid.

  • lumba

    It's about time for a collaboration! I wish they'd do more together. Em needs to get out more.

  • McGooTheWise

    Everybody down here is stroking off with their own egos... Just shut the hell up and let the artists do their things. Worry about your own lives for once and just enjoy the fucking music.

  • Anonymous

    rather hear a tech n9ne and brotha lynch hung collabo album

  • f

    Eminem and Tech N9ne are my favorite and 2nd favorite rappers respectively. You can see how excited I am for this to happen. Tech better get the track done and send it to Royce so Em can have a few months to do the track. This better happen.

  • david

    Danm Tech what happen to you? He is such a nut hugger now of days he's always trying to kiss someones ass like, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and Kanye. Now he is back to talking about Eminem how many times have we heard they were suppose to make a song together, i dont see it happening.

    • ETK

      it's called being humble and loving the hoip-hop culture, you obnoxious moron. nuthugger... what, you're too cool for bigging up emcees?

    • z

      tech has always praised other rappers he likes , unlike some artists who only concern themselves and never risk praising another artist

  • war22

    i feel this collab what i dont get it is why Eminem doesnt reach out to underground rappers more like,AOTP,Hopsin,Murs,Immortal Technique,Diabolic,Afu-Ra,Chino Xl etc some dudes in the underground can make songs and still keep it lyrical plus with Em promotion they could make lyrics cool again

    • Anonymous

      Why doesn't M&M reach out to underground artists? He's afraid they'll expose him for the fake, pop-star, lipstick and eyeshadow wearing mtv fuckboy that he is. Hi my name is chika chika ~change the station~

    • Anonymous

      I thought thats what he was doing by signing Slaughterhouse??

  • Anonymous

    Most overused words troll swagger rachet yolo hipster haters trolling swag add on

  • Anonymous

    both of them will be dope on a track, cant wait

  • So Icy Boi!

    yo this nigga talkin about Lil Wayne. I'm sure.... for some reasong he thinks Lil Wayne's name is Eminem. cocain is a helluva drug. Eminem is the worst rapper ever. white ppl listen to his angry white music. Lil Wayne is the most lyrical rapper ever. and fuck TECH NINE. dat nigga is devil worshipper. Weezy killed him 2 times. 2 fucken times. swag

    • crazysmoke

      dude ^ hahahahahahahahahahahaha funniest joke i'm pretty sure i ever heard. Lil wayne has no substance, he is just another fucking dumbass. Tech N9ne gives you substance and so much more,

    • So Icy Fag

      Icy is clearly a 15 year old... lil wayne has never killed anyone, ever. The closest he came was when he shot himself. Lil wayne is always gettin outshined whenever he collabs with ANYONE. Tech used him cus he knows dumb shits like you listen to him so maybe he can convert several thousands to the real side of hip-hop.

    • Anonymous

      1st Troll YEAH!!

    • Rjizzle

      Weezy is lyrical???? WTF This is the last part of his verse from B.O.B.'s Strange Clouds: My nigga, all day, all night, half pipe I dive in that pussy, yeah I belly flop, I jackknife and shit And tell my homies that I say its a party Got that tech for technical difficulties Im top dog, you top ramen, Im top dog Piru, gangsters, outlaws ^^^^^^ IF that is in anyway lyrical to you...well i feel bad. FUCK SWAG, I'M DOPE!

  • Anonymous

    Their styles don't mesh. Pass.

    • Anonymous

      At the beginning of "Still Don't Give A Fuck" Em says he doesn't worship the devil, it's just an example of how Em can bring that sick shit out... Plus if you actually listen to the interview above with Tech he says he is sick of people saying he worships the devil. SO WHAT HAVE YOU GOTTA SAY NOW!? HUH? LITTLE FUCKING BITCH! PISSING ME THE FUCK OFF BY BEING SO SO SO FUCKING WRONG WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE RIGHT! WHAT HAVE YOU GOTTA SAY NOW!!!!

    • Anonymous

      ^so in your dumb little word every line and rhyme scheme any rappers says is true. so i guess eminem worships god as well by your flawed logic? beecause he talks about god as well. how come you only want to point out the line about devils. your brain only lets you process information that confirms you preconceived bias.

    • Anonymous

      What? Is Music Box the blueprint for every Eminem song? Like somebody below me put... ""With several different levels DEVIL WORSHIPPING horses heads, human sacrifices, cannablism, animals having sex with them" -EMINEM We see Y you like Eminem so much Tech N9ne... fellow satanists stick together!!!!!"

    • Anonymous

      Imagine Tech n9ne on a song like music box...exactly

    • Anonymous

      REALLY! please explain...

    • ETK

      and that matters why? you wanna talk styles not meshing, there have been some fucked up collabos in the rap game. Talib w/ Gucci Mane, T.I./Mos Def/B.o.B, Nas/Rick Ross, Lil Wayne must've collaborated with at least a dozen good lyricists but suddenly these two wouldn't mesh well? Tech N9ne and Eminem of all people? nigga you silly

  • wake up

    Eminem and tech were on a track together before ''the anthem'' from sway and tech's album had a dope video for it as well

  • Anonymous

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  • EminemsBiggestFan

    Eminem is my favorite but Nas is better.

  • Jay

    All the hipster backpackers bout to throw a fit now. LOL. In my opinion, Em isn't number #1, but he's definitely good enough to be in my top 10.

    • Anonymous

      Well that's great as long as you recognize that Eminem is one of the Top 10 (at least) of all time.

  • Anonymous

    so much hate on here you fags stick to lil wayne then. Tech N9ne is one of a kind and a collab with Eminem would shit on any of your favorite Lil Wayne verses

  • Hiphop is (Still) Dead

    Eminem isn't even top 20. Too many white boys on this site. smh

    • Anonymous

      I can tell you've NEVER been to a rap concert. From Wu-Tang to Nas, Jay and Eminem, the greater half is always white.

    • dd

      I can't hear you all the way back in 1800s?? It's 2012, and people still using the race card?? Pathetic... You do know many black people consider Em the best too, right?? Theres a reason why he's considered top 5--He's good in every aspect of rapping.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that people can omit Eminem from a top 20 rappers list just means their opinion in future topics does not matter whatsoever

    • Sean

      LOL you're an idiot if you think Em isn't at least top 20. He's probably one of the most technical MC's to pick up the mic. Gtfo and go listen to your YMCMB.

  • BK

    I guess so compared to you're wack/weirdo music ass...I'm sorry but what's next coming from this fraud...Jay's rich...FOH. And fuck his fanbase to.

  • Anonymous

    "With several different levels DEVIL WORSHIPPING horses heads, human sacrifices, cannablism, animals having sex with them" -EMINEM We see Y you like Eminem so much Tech N9ne... fellow satanists stick together!!!!!

  • jesterxxl

    "A lot of people just want to hear us on a track to hear who would win. I just want to see how I sound next to who I deem the best rapper" To me it's not about winnin it's about makin great music Tech & Slim would be game changin especially if it's real deep talk that's what we need. Last decade N9ne & Shady haven't left my top 10 & they never will their worth ethic is impeccable!

  • Shady 2.0

    Man I so hope for a collab the better the MC Eminem competes with the better Em gets so Tech we need this collab... Tech is one of the very few out now that COULD outdo Em.

  • RapItUp

    A Tech/Em collab would be dope! They're both great. Hope this happens soon...

  • lil b

    eminem is the greatest rapper of all time

  • nickrazor2000

    Eminem is in the top 5 dead or alive and that just the facts, but the haters will hate.....just watch above

    • PM2126

      I don't thing Em is the greatest and he isn't my favorite. I think he is highly skilled and certainly deserves praise and accolades though. The reasons why people and dislike an artist has part to do with how much one is feeling and artist and their overall connection to the music. Not hating.(Hating and haters are two terms I despise) That being said, this collaboration would be good.

    • Trent

      It's one of those things.. Haters need a reason to hate. When every LEGENDARY rapper throws EM in their top 5 and a lot of elites say he's the best.. You gotta realize your hate is just hate and dude is obviously a gift to Hip-Hop.. Best is an opinion but I think he deserves Top 5.. Favorite(#1) in my book

  • So

    All these rapper keep calling Eminem the best rapper, i bet you in a few year the history book going to be reading and saying that white boy is the best and the greatest rapper of all time, and the king of HipHop, i put my money on it

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