Tech N9ne Goes Gold With "Caribou Lou"

According to SoundScan, Tech N9ne has earned a Gold plaque, this one for "Caribou Lou."

Kansas City's Tech N9ne has earned another accolade. The independent emcee has earned a Gold certification this week, according to SoundScan. He has sold over 501,503 copies at the time the press release was disseminated.  

The track, which was produced by Rune Rask & Troo.L.S., was released on Everready (The Religion) in 2006. 

“It’s a wonderful accomplishment to have a Gold record,” Tech N9ne shared in a statement. “My fans are the reason this happened and I can’t thank them enough. To know that they love my music and continue to support what I create is truly a beautiful thing.”

This Gold plaque only adds to his sales totals. Tech N9ne has sold over 2 million albums independently and prides himself on not spending too much money on merketing

RELATED: Tech N9ne Talks "Klusterfuk," Scoring A #1 Album With $0 Spent On Marketing  

55 Comments

  • RECK

    WOW! This is quite a accomplishment! Very much deserved.

  • dizzle

    Interestingly, this song wasn't even a single! Never released as a single. No video. No radio play. It's simply an album track that enough people downloaded via iTunes etc. that it went gold. That makes a pretty big accomplishment even sweeter.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!,

  • Fuck Missouri

    This nigga went GOLD HAHAHAHAHA that ain't shit go platinum nigga LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • Anonymous

    Success on your own terms >>>>>>>>>>>>> Being a sellout mainstream puppet Who cares if a few people have more money, $$$ are not the meaning of life. Tech has made millions doing things exactly how he wants to do them & never had to answer to anybody but himself. But since this basic simple simon ass generation is so obsessed with money, Tech's net worth right now is at 8 Million, which is more then any of you will make working at Mcdonalds and counting Wayne's money like its your own Making $8 Million your own Way with no compromise >>>>>>> Making $100 Million at the cost of your integrity

  • Jay

    Tech has more money than most of ur favorite mainstream rappers...he's an independent artist which means he virtually keeps ALLLLL that money...niqqqqqaazzz

  • Acid_Sav

    errrrmageeeeeerd meeeerketiiiiing

  • So Icy Boi!

    dis song was released in 2006? goes gold in 2012? lmao... dese underground rappers are straight clowns. Lil Wayne goes 3x platinum instatly. dats why he is da GOAT and can outrap any rapper. swag

    • Drake

      So Icy Boy youre my king. I will suck your dick till I die.

    • STFU GAY BOI

      GOAT... haaa stfu. Read the other comments dipshit, no marketing, no video, not even a single off of the album. its a song that ppl listened to over and over again on youtube and went and bought on Itunes. Lil wayne has about 8 videos per album and not ONE is worthy of shit. Wayne can't outrap weird al nigga stfu SWAG=FAG

  • DL Dub

    So I think I'm going to apply for a job with HHDX. It seems that you really only need an 11th grade education, some knowledge of black music, and the ability to be able to type letters that form some words on the computer. Honestly at least just hire one editor. ONE. So you don't look like complete dumbasses. Merketing...

  • StaircaseRapper

    I cannot believe the amount of ridiculousness I'm reading on these comments. Don't you guys know that a snowball gets exponentially bigger as it rolls down a hill? This is just the beginning and because the growth has been so solid all the way through, things are just going to keep going up for Strange.

  • Anonymous

    too much money on "merketing"...... cuz he merkin them niggas!!!!!!!!!!!! good lookin tech, you deserve to go way further though

  • Condescending Wonka

    Oh, your album just went gold after 7 years? Your grandchildren are going to love the new house.

    • Anonymous

      It was his single, not album, he's an independant, non mainstream rapper so even though he has more talent, he isnt as well known as artists like Lil Wayne

  • HM

    This niguh went gold do you uneducated fools understand how much money that is independently. That's a million dollars in his pocket and platinum in the indie world. Before Nicki, Drake or Wanye see a dime their label has to recope what they paid on marketing, radio and shipping of their music world wide. His sales are all profit so think about what your saying before you comment on things you don't have a clue on.

    • Aight

      I love you man... this mother fucker knows what he is talkin about! wish more of these dumbshits were like you

  • youngsta

    old ass tech n9ne took 20 years to get his ass a gold plaque? lol. all these nerds keep saying he's the best rapper in the world but are too lazy to buy his shit. y'all should be like the ymcmb supporters. once drake, tyga, nicki or wayne release a single or album, everyone gets that shit. once tech n9ne releases something, it takes him 6 years to go gold. fuck outta here! and this dude's wack as fuck anyway.

    • blaze

      stfu he has sold over 2 million records independently what have you done with your life.

    • BrownJack

      Stop trying to play the homie like he's not the most successful independent rapper ever.

    • Bitch Nigga

      ^^^^ his right tho if you think Tech is good why don't you buy his albums then??? I see "real hip hop heads" on Tech's dick everytime he's about to drop an album but once it's released it flops like a muthaphucka. Y'all should support this nigga if y'all like him.

    • ur a ready made bitch nigga

      u youngins need a lesson in manners...i guess this is the only place u can flap ur gator without gettin smacked the fuck up...ogs like tech made it possible for faggots like u to listen to rap i mean pop....FAGGOT

  • Anonymous

    Lou's fucking amazing but KC Tea is my shit.

  • Anonymous

    Tech can thank Bars and dirty strippers for that song going anything

  • SPELLCHECK

    HAHAHAH FUCKING DX.... SPELLCHECK!?!?! TECHS NOT SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY ON MERKETING? TECH MERKS HOES YEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Samuel Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    Of course, he deserve it! For me, he's the best and incredible rapper in the world after Eminem, my first favorite rapper! ;)

  • Vince

    Think it's funny how some of you morons think that Tech N9ne hasn't accomplished much. You guys do realize that he runs an independent label with not much commercial support? That's a big thing to do that well independently. What other independent artist you know of that reached gold (also besides possibly Mac Miller)?? And for the idiot who said Tech's accomplishment isn't nothing until he goes platinum like 2pac, he used to be cool with 2pac so stop drinking that Haterade bitch. And like I said, he isn't platinum because he doesn't get much commercial support, stupid people.

  • Vince

    Think it's funny how some of you morons think that Tech N9ne hasn't accomplished much. You guys do realize that he runs an independent label with not much commercial support? That's a big thing. What independent artist you know of that reached gold? And for the idiot who said Tech's accomplishment isn't nothing until he gpes platinum like 2pac, he used to be cool with 2pac so stop drinking that Haterade bitch. And like I said, he isn't platinum because he doesn't get much commercial support, stupid people.

  • Erykah

    Who's dis bitch, never heard of him...

  • ShadyNIgga

    "...prides himself on not spending too much money on merketing." You must not pride yourself on proofreading Mr. Vasquez.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Youngsta

    THIS NIGGA WENT GOLD?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA ONCE YOU GO PLATINUM LIKE THAT NIGGA PAC YOU COME TALK TO ME, OK?! LMAO

    • Youngsta

      just kidding everyone... Im a fag and love to slurp on that 8======(,,,)==D

    • p

      Pac was a slave to his record label in a way at the same time! and still up to this day that fat prick suge still eating off him when truly his mum should deserves it! tech is independent

    • Anonymous

      When your shit talking ass even makes a record someone besides yourself wants to listen to let alone buy, come talk to me

    • youngsta

      don't know who's typing under my name but your absolutely right. he'll never sell as much as pac.

  • Anon1

    What the hell is merketing?

  • Terrence

    His flow markets itself!!!!

  • J

    hollerin "WHAT IT DOOOO!"

  • J

    I drink Lou till my drawers are full of poo

  • Agent Orange

    Not really sure why, but this has got to be the best thing I've read on this site in weeks.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Tech for selling 2 million copies & Caribou Lou going Gold! And HipHopDX, just wanna fill you in on a little somethin' somethin': it's not merketing, it's MARKETING. Dumbasses.

  • chris santos

    Fuck yeah well deserved for the indie rap legend keep it goin tech fuck that nonsense pop rap trash.

  • Kushsmoke

    Tech outdoes over half the clowns on TV with none of their resources, lol, I like that, Tech always sold a good amount of records but I find it amusing that as the mainstream artist sales have shrunken Tech's stayed the same and are at this point better then alot of folks signed to major labels.

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