Tech N9ne has built a solid movement over the past decade by relentlessly touring and consistently putting out quality music. The Kansas City, Missouri native explains that the secret to his success isn’t just staying on the grind – it’s about taking his life experiences and channeling them into his music.

“Writing what I know, what I know better than anybody – myself,” he told Montreality while on tour in Montreal, Canada. “I write my life. A whole lot of people relate to it. I just stay true to that shit. I went where my fans were, touring. That’s why I’m here for the first time in Montreal, to let the fans know I’m here and I’ll be back.”

As an added bonus, Tech shared that he spent his first major paycheck on a Mercedes-Benz, and recalled some of his previous jobs. “I used to be a dishwasher,” he continued. “I used to be a marshall at a golf course. I used to be a cook at a place called Steak and Take. We cooked steaks and shit. I used to work in the kitchen at Fish Captain.”

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