Tech N9ne Discusses "Something Else," Why Some Artists Won't Work With Him

Tech N9ne lets his fans know what they should look forward to on his upcoming 13th album "Something Else," and why some rappers can't keep up with his military-like work ethic.

Tech N9ne recently unveiled two versions of the artwork and a June 25 release date for his upcoming project Something Else. While his single "Bitch" featuring T-Pain has already premiered, the Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne recently told Mr.GetYourBuzzUp what fans can look forward to on his upcoming project, “[The title stems from] Something Else—other than what you are used to listening to from Tech N9ne. I’m talking about the way the songs are put together; the structure is not radio length. I don’t care man; four and five verses, my nigga. I’m like, 'So?'”

Tech has collaborated with a significant amount of noteworthy artists like T-Pain, Hopsin, B.o.B., Twista, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne. When asked about what artists will be featured on Something Else, the Kansas City, Missouri native elaborated on why some artists and collaborations cannot make the cut, “[In some cases], you got to send a nigga a song six months in advance. I write music on an impulse; I write it as I feel it. If I was just writing bullshit songs trying to make a hit, yeah, I could give you a song six months in advance. Nigga, I’m doing my album in a month’s time. I’m writing it, and it’s not slouchy. This is intricate music being written at the studio, recording it, going to write another one, really feeling the music for some months and then go in the studio for like a month and a half and do it. Everybody don’t work like that," declared Tech N9ne “Some of the major artists you want me to work with probably won’t work with me because the way [Strange Music artists] work is like military.

Tech N9ne recently addressed a perceived disconnect with Black Hip Hop fans in a interview with HipHopDX. His EP with producer Ross Robinson, Therapy, is expected to drop this year, following Something Else.

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74 Comments

  • pacmanx69

    yall keep hating like you did when tech was to rough, yall keep hating like you did when tech was to gangsta, yall keep hating like you did when tech was to upbeat, yall keep hating like you did when tech was to depressed. it drives the music to become better and better.

  • Anonymous

    woaaahh, y'all hating so much on the king. 1. He is not a devil worshiper. 2. Nobody can fuck with him with flows. 3. If you actually hear his lyrics they are deep that you have to him to really get it. 4. I love the stab at Em, he is so big headed sometimes. 5. STRANGE MUSIC: Best independent label in the world.

  • Pat

    Look im a tech n9ne fan but for real if tech has gotta send a nigga a song six months in advance" to get the collab then just fucking do it. Get a track prepared for a collab early on, work through the system, and stop bitching.

    • Your Mom

      Tech got albums dropping every month from people on his label, tours going all the time, look up his networth 8-9 mill, he aint complaining. He just not changing his hustle for rappers sitting on the bench. If Em a real MC, it don't take 6 months to lay a verse. He just don't care. Now Tech don't care either. Tech got passion and motivation and pumping out records, these Major artist got yall thinking it take 3-5 years to drop an album. they lazy and don't give a fuck about yall. Overcharging for they tickets, bitching about piracy on there songs. Em's lable produced no other hot acts, he aint doing movies, he aint doing shit. How yall gonna hate on a rapper putting out music and working his ass off.

    • KeepItReal

      If you love the music, you love the fans, and you want to make something to be remembered. Do what you have to to make it happen, or just stay underground. This in between BS is just that, BS.

    • fjkdal;

      Fucking agreed.

    • Nate

      THANK YOU! someone reasonable on this website. +1 bro

  • Anonymous

    It's easy to crank out music when it's the same thing over and over. Tech's had a few good songs, but it's clear he's in love with himself. If you were good at this rap shit why aren't you signed to a major. Are you just gonna tour until your 60?

    • dave

      uhh, he never wanted to be on a major label, he owns his own label, he is the vice president of it, he makes the music how he wants it, and signs whoever he wants. Strange Music and Tech are the best and will be for a very long time

    • SL

      You make more cash without a major owning your masters and royalties.

  • REAL TRUTH

    Tech just mad cause Eminem invited Big Sean to the studio and not him. Although i would rather hear a Em-Tech collab than a DJ Khaled oone

  • Fuck Kansas City

    Why some artists won't work with him: cause he's WACK.

    • JR

      He's whack?.. This is one of the guys keeping hip-hop alive. You probably listen to MGK, Wiz, Drake, ASAP and Mac Miller. If you think Tech's wack, you don't know what hip hop is. Simple as that. Tech does everything on his own unlike all these mainstream ass rappers. You're just another mainstream dick rider

  • Stl

    LMAO look at all the Drake/Kendrick fuckboys hating a real rapper. If you combine all the flows from your top 10 mtv list, they still can't fuck with TEch

  • Anonymous

    I respect his opinion

  • jon jonnnn

    sneak dissing eminem... bitch move tech!

  • Anonymous

    To thoose who is saying he is wack? Well I wonder why he is the most selling underground independent artist

  • Anonymous

    could be techs most lyrical album

  • YEBO

    THIS NIGGA IS WACK. DEVIL WORSHIPPER, BAD LOOKING ASS RAPPER WHO CAN'T FLOW. T-PAIN AND LIL WAYNE DESTROYED HIM ON THE SONG, I'M NOT WONDERING WHY EMINEM DOESN'T WANT TO DO A SONG WITH HIM. HE'S KINDA LUCKY TO HAVE ALL THAT INDEPENDENT SALES MONEY BUT IT'S ONLY BECAUSE NO MAJOR LABEL EVER WANTED TO SIGN HIM. HE'S NO EQUAL TO BIRDMAN, KANYE, DIDDY, JAY-Z OR OTHER RAP MOGULS. HIS ALBUM IS GOING TO FLOP AND HE IS DEFINITELY NOT "SOMETHING ELSE", LOL. EVERYONE WHO BUYS THIS ALBUM SHOULD BE PUT INTO JAIL FOR KILLING HIP HOP.

    • JR

      hahahh I've never read so much ignorant bullshit. Tech is a real MC. Real hip hop. You're just a mainstream dick sucker

    • dave

      funny. cuz tech was one of the ones rapping when hip hop started.. hes been around longer then some of these "rappers" today have been alive

    • Brooklyn's Finest

      Haha for real ur a joke cuz, Tech killed wayne & pain on that track.

    • Killer

      T-pain and Lil Wayne Destroyed him?? Yeah go ahead and kill yourself please! Hip Hop is dying cuz of dumb asses like you.

    • Yo

      Yeah I second that. The world is way better off without fags like you. You spread falsehood claiming he worships the devil because that's what you HEARD. Go listen to his albums and then say something you son of a whore

    • Anonymous

      just kill yourself please

  • So Icy Boi!

    nobody wanna work wit Tech N9ne cause he is wack and cant rap. lol. Lil Wayne destroyed him many timez before. diz nigga is just a devil worshipper wit no lyrical skill. YMCMB da best label. swag

  • Money First

    No hate...I have heard some respectable shit from dude so I support his efforts....Keep it movin' Tech!!!

  • OF

    I'm a huge hip-hop fan, but i never felt this dudes music at all. Too much negativity, and all round amateur bullshit. I prefer Odd Future over these wannabe assholes. Diss me all you want faggots im not coming back to this this page.

    • JR

      oh my god.. odd future? get the fuck out of here your opinion doesn't mean shit. Techs success speaks for itself

    • Tayloe

      dude I respected that opinion of yours until you said odd future was better....that's contradicting if you think tech writes negative bullshit amateur music haha. what do you think Tyler the Creator makes? lol

    • Killer

      FUCK ODDFUTURE!

    • Ja Rule Saved My Life

      > Odd Future > Wannabe assholes > lol

    • Anonymous

      glad your not coming back to this page this has to be the dummest thing ive heard to this day u retard

  • CaesarDuke

    Great interview always will be a Tech N9ne and Strange Music fan forever and a day. And for that person who says that only whites listen to Tech N9ne your wrong I'm black and I listen to Tech N9ne and they're other black people who listen to him also.

    • CaesarDuke

      You see why do you have to be Anonymous why not come up with an actual name and I'm a grown man I don't hangout with any kids I'm not a pedophile and I get play unlike you probably do Anonymous and I realize that pussy really don't mean shit at the end of the day eventually you realize it and what's wrong with playing video games oh and the black weirdo thing hey if me listening and supporting Tech N9ne makes me weird so be it I rather support a great rapper then a wack rapper anytime support real music your a fucking lame Anonymous get a life.

    • Anonymous

      Does Obama listen to Tech Nine? Just curious...

    • Anonymous

      That was ignorant. Why does it matter what race a person's friends are and there's nothing wrong with like video games and anime. It's better than liking what everybody else likes because it's popular

    • Anonymous

      you're probably one of those weird black kids who's into video games and anime and hangs out with nerdy asians and hispanic kids, and who gets no pussy lol

  • pickle

    good to see tech getting back into the fti state of mind

  • Anonymous

    Waiting for the track featuring The Game & Big KRIT

  • HK

    would explain why he and Eminem haven't linked up yet. Em probably hard to reach when Tech is just churning and churning stuff out, but ey they'll get there one day

    • name

      Eminem was supposed tone on Everready in 2006 but then Proof was shot and Eminem fell into his prescription drug depression for 4 years. I listen to Absolute Power and Everready every day. Tech's rhymes can be simple, but there's no denying the technicality just in breath control and flowing over the beat that he has and maintains to a ridiculous degree on every song.

    • Ja Rule Gang

      yes for real!! dude you want some intelligent rap debates you ain't finding it here for sure.

    • pickle

      bum ass nigga ............................................................................................................................................................................... for real? smdh

    • Anonymous

      prob because em doesn't want to work with this bum ass nigga

  • MrGetYourBuzzUp

    Thank you to everyone watching it!! @MrGetYourBuzzUp

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  • BARRON DUCKWORTH

    LOOK MY NAME UP ON YOU TUBE!!!! I CREATE ALL MY OWN BEATS....NO SOUNDCLICK.

  • Anonymous

    this wack dude is just making excuses for why dope artists won't work with him. the truth is they see how wack he actually is

  • Anonymous

    technine a weirdo though thats why only whites fuck with him

    • fucking idiots....

      if thats why only whites like him which is false but if it is then im going to say black ppl like you are fucking dumb as shit because all you like to listen to is smoking weed and fucking bitches

    • Ric Flair

      it is you're and you're a fool for responding to a troll which makes me retarded too aww fuck this. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH

    • Anonymous

      and your a closed minded lame

  • Ja Rule

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    • Art Brooks

      I think Tech N9ne would rather kill himself and go meet his dark master Satan directly than do a song with that fruit cake jarule

    • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      Ja Rule > Tech N9ne

    • Anonymous

      still not a better rapper then ja rule

    • Anonymous

      This comment was not removed for not violating our Ja Rule content policies.

    • Anonymous

      Ja Rule on a trap beat hmmm

    • Anonymous

      promoting? dudes' career is dead unless he jumps on a trap beat and collabs with Wayne again.

    • Anonymous

      we get it mane. gettin old foo. but have fun...at this point you're promoting the dude.

  • dream collab

    TECH N9NE X JA RULE

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