Kansas City, MO

Back in September 2016, HipHopDX made a case for Tech N9ne being the greatest rapper of all time on an episode of The Breakdown.With 11 solo studio albums, seven collaborative records — including 2017’s Dominion — and the undeniable success of his Strange Music, Inc. imprint, his track record speaks for itself.

As of this week, the Kansas City, Missouri native is officially a platinum-selling artist. “Caribou Lou,” taken from 2006’s Everready (The Religion), has sold over 1 million copies, earning him his first Platinum certification from the RIAA. 

“Caribou Lou” was certified Gold in 2012 and is a consistent fan favorite at Tech’s live shows. Judging by the over 15 million views the lyric video has racked up, that likely won’t change anytime soon. 

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The song serves as Tech’s fourth certification from the RIAA. His 2015 single “Hood Go Crazy” featuring B.o.B and 2 Chainz, and his 2013 track “Fragile” with Kendrick Lamar have both been certified Gold.

Revisit “Caribou Lou” above.