Tech N9ne has been collaborating with heavyweights over the past few years, recently linking with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. For his fourteenth studio album E.B.A.H., the Strange Music leader hopes to link with Rick Ross, Eminem and Nas, telling AHH that he’s got a track titled “Heaven and Hell” on reserve for the Maybach Music Group boss.
“Hopefully we can make it happen. Same thing with [Eminem],” he said. “I’ve got an idea for Em and I’m trying to make it happen and if he thinks I’m good enough to do a song with then it’ll happen.”
Tech also has records on reserve for Talib Kweli, Marsha Ambrosius, Waka Flocka Flame and Roscoe Dash. He addressed criticism that he’s selling out, but he justifies that he’s staying true to his artistry.
“The mainstream is gonna go Tech, motherfucker. The real shit always shines,” he continued. “I know I’m not popular enough for everybody and Hip-Hop is a popularity contest. I’m not going to go above and beyond to be the most popular if my lyrics can’t speak for me.”