Tech N9ne Details Upcoming "Strangeulation" Collabos Album

Tech N9ne says "the influence behind 'Strangeulation' is off of strangulation you know. Having the industry in a choke-hold after they hear this music."

Granting an exclusive interview to Stupid Dope, Tech N9ne explained the motivation behind his upcoming Strangeulation release and the making of his recent “Fragile” single with Kendrick Lamar.

“Something’s always happening in Tech N9ne’s life whether it be happy, whether it be sad, whether it be madness,” he said. “I’m always living it so I’m always writing. The influence behind Strangeulation is off of strangulation you know. Having the industry in a choke-hold after they hear this music. Nobody will be able to say nothing. Just all the way choked up. MURS to MayDay! to Stevie Stone to Ces Cru to Tech N9ne to Krizz Kaliko to Kutt Calhoun to Jay Rock.”

Announced earlier this month, Strangeulation will serve as the Strange Music debut for recent signee MURS. The 21-song album is scheduled to feature Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Wrekonize, and more.

Speaking about his career as an independent rapper, Tech detailed wanting to use a different measure for his success than many in the industry.

“That’s the main objective right there to me, taking care of your loved ones and making sure they’re good,” he said. “I can say that my kids are so I’m successful in leading them in the right direction. That’s what I think success is. I don’t think it’s measured by the Mercedes I drive or the house that I’m in. It has something to do with our children. Leading them in the right direction.”

“I chose to go independent because I was with a major labels in the past,” he added. “I don’t have to conform or be a clone for anybody for any amount of money. I get to do me when I want to do it and I would have it no other way. It’s Rock, it’s Rap, it’s ‘I don’t know what it is.’ It’s everything. It’s Strange Music.”

Broaching the subject of his recent hit with Kendrick Lamar, Tech described his pleasure at seeing that particular song climb the charts.

“The inspiration behind ‘Fragile?’ Somebody said something sideways,” he said. “Thank God for them sparking me because that beautiful song came out. I had no idea it was gonna be a radio hit or anything. I didn’t make it for the radio. When they came to me and told me I needed to shorten it I threw a fit because that’s my music. I’m like, ‘I will never do that just to play on the radio. I’m sorry I didn’t make it for radio.’

“After I did that verse, it was an elite verse, I needed another elite artist,” he continued. “Kendrick Lamar is that. He was perfect for it. And Kendal Morgan’s angelic voice just brought it all together. Collectively it’s a beautiful song. I’m glad that that’s the one that’s playing because it’s a victory. It’s a middle-finger to the journalist that don’t really listen and live with the music before they make a statement.”

“The state of Hip Hop right now I love it because it’s still working,” Tech N9ne said towards the end of the interview. “It’s still growing. Thank God that Tech N9ne is still on the incline after all these years. Thank the Lord for Hip Hop. It saved my life.”


  • Anonymous

    Another wack album about his love of the occult.

  • Anonymous

    Tech's back. I got it when it leaked the first time, dope album. There should be more Rittz verses, though.

  • Towe

    Check out the interview I just shot with Tech N9ne in Philadelphia


    It leaked a few weeks ago I got it straight away but don't get it twisted I got it on pre-order as soon as it popped up on just like every other cd this label doesn't know how to fail

  • one question

    Where the fuck is the Strange Music signature finish on this album??? STTTRRRANNNGE MUSIC

  • MIO

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  • J dirty

    Best artist on strange music dont even get his own track?....Another collabos album were Brotha Lynch Hung gets fucked.

  • Anonymous

    lol it leaked in march

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne is more influential that this has-been.

    • Anons

      Lmao, you are a stupid mofo. Why don't you put down that garbage mainstream ish, and learn some real music.

    • Anonymous

      young money is garbage kid!!!!

    • @ JosiahBitch

      You must be new here. There are lots of trolls that make "funny" Lil Wayne statements. Don't pay them any mind cause DX doesn't as it allows it's comments to go to shit.

    • JosiahBitch

      What the fuck did you just say prick? Tech N9ne will shit on ill Wayne! Wayne shouldn't even be considered a rapper, all he writes about is pussy and money! No, all of the things WRITTEN FOR HIM are about pussy and money

  • TRE

    Yeah it leaked over a month ago sad. His fans are dedicated though he will still sell a decent amount

  • Anon1

    Unfortunately for Tech this album leaked like a month ago. However I did my part and ordered it but I can't lie I checked the leak and this shit is FIRE! Every artist held it down and the production was top notch. I'm a big fan of Stevie Stone and Rittz and it was nice they got a lot of shine. Just wish Jay Rock would've been on it more

  • Anonymous

    As Always this will be dope!

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