Tech N9ne stopped by Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to discuss a slew of topics including how he discovered Krizz Kaliko and Stevie Stone, as well as how he wants to sign Flawless. During the interview, he touched on his hope to record with Eminem on his next album, due in October, and how his previously missed opportunity to record with the Detroit, Michigan rapper is influencing his approach this time around.

“The Em track, I have another idea for my next album, late October, and if he has the time, I’ll send it to him, you know what I’m sizzlin’, via Royce [Da 5’9],” he said. “And we can try it again, because he agreed to do ‘So Lonely,’ but he was busy somewhere overseas. So I’m going to try again on this album. I’m going to try to get with him a lot earlier though, because I do my stuff on the fly like boom, I be in the studio, I write it in the studio, I record it and then I send it to the artist. So maybe I need to have a little bit more time.”

He also deemed Em “the best emcee,” praising his abilities for his intricate wordplay and ability to infuse his cuts with emotion. Tech said that he hopes to hop on a track with the Shady rapper to see how their worlds collide.

“It was Eminem. I think he makes everyone want to come with their A-game. He’s an elite emcee. We are also. That’s one of the qualifications you have to have for Strange Music. I love extreme lyricists. And to me, he’s the extreme lyricist when it comes to wordplay and all of that, emotion and everything. A lot of people just want to hear us on a track to hear who would win. I just want to see how I sound next to who I deem the best rapper.”

Watch the interview below, as well as Tech’s performance of “Badlands” with Mayday.

Tech N9ne introduces Strange Music:

Tech N9ne deems Eminem “the best rapper”:

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