Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" Tracklist Features Eminem, Lil Wayne & More
Tech N9ne is preparing his follow-up to 2013's Something Else for release next month, and today we've been given the official tracklist for the impending project. Like his last album, Special Effects will feature a large range of guests, but this time he's taken the star factor up a notch, recruiting Eminem, Lil Wayne, T.I., Yo Gotti, E-40, 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Audio Push and more for the LP. Of course, some underground favorites will also get prime billing, with Hopsin, Zuse, Krizz Kaliko, Big Scoob, and Corey Taylor also lined up for features.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
Tech N9ne Reveals Eminem Collaboration In The Works For "Special Effects"
Last week Tech N9ne announced a release date for his upcoming album Special Effects. The album is due out on May 5th, and while Tech may be putting the finishing touches on it right now, he's still missing one very essential verse. During a live show at the Diamond Ballroom, Tech revealed that he's awaiting a verse from none other than Eminem.
Review: Hopsin's "Knock Madness"
To say Hopsin's third album is long overdue is like saying FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina was slightly delayed. It's been three years since he dropped his critically acclaimed sophomore album Raw. Since then, he's toured the country extensively and landed a spot on XXL's 2013 Freshman list.
Review: Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
Tech N9ne has been in the rap game for well over two decades but he flew under mainstream’s radar for much of his career. Shooting off lyrics with the speed of an automatic weapon, he earned a legion of fans through relentless tours to small cities in the heartland of the country.
Review: Dizzy Wright's "The Growing Process"
On Dizzy Wright's second studio album The Growing Process, the 24-year old rapper makes an attempt at honing in his focus as an artist by establishing a moral constitution for his music to adhere to until further notice. For the most part, this is goal is met by the young upstart. While some tracks fall flat, there are definite instances in which Wright is able to spread his personal gospel in a digestible fashion.
Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun Leave Strange Music
Years after the release of his debut album Follow Me Home, TDE's Jay Rock has officially parted ways with Tech N9ne's Strange Music label. Fans speculated that this split might happen when Rock only appeared for a brief verse on Tech's Strangeulation LP earlier this year, a project that gave sizable shine to just about every other member of the label. In addition to Rock, Kutt Calhoun, one of the label's original signees, has decided to part ways with Strange as well.
First Week Sales For Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" & Ciara's "Jackie"
The first week numbers are officially in for Tech N9ne’s Special Effects album and Ciara’s Jackie. So who do you think did better?
5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
Lets be real, most of us can't even afford to buy CDs at retail value. At least that's what we tell ourselves as we pirate just about every record we can get our hands on. That being said, there are some things in life that just aren't accessible for free on the internet no matter how badly we want them to be. One of those things is food. Another is live performances. "Bullshit! 50 is streaming his SXSW performance for free on March 11th," you might say. Well, first off, stop being a smart ass. Second, while it's true you might be able to "see" Mr.
Tech N9ne Reveals "Strangeulation" Tracklist
Tech N9ne has been building quite a following for himself over the years, from music, to tours, to merch, the eccentric rapper has quite an empire for an independent artist. He's also been putting in work for his label Strange Music, for which he's assembled a strong roster. On the upcoming compilation, Strangeulation, Tech will be collaborating with other TSrange Music artists over 21 tracks.
Review: Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
Tech N9ne, who has accrued nearly three decades in the rap-game, has made a career out of dancing between the mainstream and underground universes. Admired by his fans for his consistency and his abstract approach to the genre, the Missouri MC's cocktail of freakshow world mixed with club-worthy finesse is something that has become expected out of each N9ne discography installment.
Tech N9ne Announces Release Date For New Album "Special Effects"
Tech N9ne has been having a successful run the past few years, and keeping the momentum going, he'll be back in 2015 with yet another album under his belt.
Tech N9ne Announces New Album "Strangeulation Vol. 2"
Tech N9ne is relentless. After releasing the critically acclaimed album Special Effects in May,the Kansas City/Strange Music emcee announces another album called Strangeulation, Vol. 2, due out November 20th.
Charts Don't Lie: May 16
We saw two notable debuts on this week's charts, and they tell very different stories. The first comes from underground hero, Tech N9ne, who managed to have his biggest sales week ever, coming in at number 4. Meanwhile, Ciara, who has both a hit and major label backing, only earned a number 17 debut. Generally, we see artists with cult-like fanbases fall off pretty hard after their first couple of weeks, so CiCi may end up selling more in the long run, but Tech does seem to be something of a special case.Check out the full breakdown below.
Review: Tech N9ne's "Strangeulation"
In his “Essays on the Intellectual Powers of a Man,” Thomas Reid made the claim that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When the philosopher said this in the 1700s, the concept of a compilation album (or an “album” for that matter) was hundreds of years away and yet the words could not apply more appropriately.
Tech N9ne Breaks Down "Special Effects" Features, Including Eminem's 24-Bar Verse
While staying independent, Tech N9ne has managed to acquire a large, loyal, and varied fanbase. Like his following, Tech's choice in collaborators has grown increasingly eclectic over the years, and his upcoming studio album, Special Effects, sports the widest range yet
T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
Earlier this Fall, rapper KXNG CROOKED (aka Crooked I) announced on Sway In the Morning that he'd be delivering a hip-hop competition series in 2015. Titled "One Shot," the show will follow Crooked as he travels to eight cities across the United States on the hunt for up-and-coming talent. The winner of the competition will take home a grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with SMH Records.
Tech N9ne Announces Release Date For Next Album "The Storm"
Tech N9ne may be 44 years old, but he’s still easily one of the hardest working rappers in the game right now. Having released two albums in 2015 in Special Effects & Strangeulation 2, the Strange Music CEO is reportedly already eyeing his follow up for 2016.
Dizzy Wright Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Growing Process"
Back in February, Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright announced The Growing Process, a new album scheduled to drop later in 2015. This morning, he's given us some more details on the project. It's out on May 26th, and the tracklist is below. Pre-order the album on iTunes now.
Tech N9ne Announces New Album Title, Wants Jay Z & Alanis Morissette On It
Tech N9ne just released a 24-track album, the epic Special Effects, but he's already got the next one on his mind. In an interview with Hip Hop DX, the Strange Music boss reveals that his next one will be called The Storm, and says that he's looking to get an even crazier guest list on it. Read an excerpt below.