Tech N9ne has wanted to work with Eminem for years.
In 2011, Tech told HipHopDX that Eminem was supposed to be featured on a track titled “So Lonely” off of his All 6’s and 7’s album.
“That song was originally intended for me and Eminem,” he said to HHDX at the time. “Nobody’s on our lyrical game. So when Em didn’t have enough time to do it, I put the song to the side.”
Tech wasn’t able to land his dream feature for his follow-up album, Something Else, either.
Last year, the Kansas City, Missouri emcee may have foreshadowed the feature when he told XXL that he would eventually collaborate with Dr. Dre and Eminem.
“I obviously see what Eminem and [Dr.] Dre and them be doing because I want my shit to measure up to that,” he said at the time. “I feel like that’s my lane. I feel like that’s where I should be doing music at that level. Eventually, I’ma be doing music with them niggas. Straight up. Even if it’s just a collabo, you know what I am saying? ‘Cause I know I am dope enough to do it. I know I got a lot of substance, motherfucker. There’s nobody that sounds like me. I met all the qualifications.”
Now, it appears Tech N9ne’s long-gestating collaboration with Eminem is on the way.
On Thursday (April 2), Tech revealed to Sway on Sway in the Morning, that his fifteenth studio album, Special Effects, will feature Eminem for the song “Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)” as well as Krizz Kaliko.
Sway will debut the song on his Sirius XM Sway in the Morning broadcast on April 20.
Tech N9ne’s tweet and Instagram post about his Eminem collaboration are as follows:
— Tech N9ne (@TechN9ne) April 2, 2015
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