Tech N9ne News

  • Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" Tracklist Features Eminem, Lil Wayne & More
    Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" Tracklist Features Eminem, Lil Wayne & More
    Apr 6, 2015 at 04:00pm
    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.
  • Tech N9ne Reveals Eminem Collaboration In The Works For "Special Effects"
    Tech N9ne Reveals Eminem Collaboration In The Works For "Special Effects"
    Jan 19, 2015 at 09:53am
    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.
  • Tech N9ne Talks Visiting Lil Wayne In Jail, Losing A Jay Z Feature, & Devil Worship
    Tech N9ne Talks Visiting Lil Wayne In Jail, Losing A Jay Z Feature, & Devil Worship
    Jul 29, 2013 at 03:18pm
    Tech N9ne is getting ready to drop his new album Something Else, tomorrow, so the eccentric rapper stopped by Power 105's The Breakfast Club to talk about the project as well as working with Lil Wayne, almost getting a Jay Z feature, and the rumor that he is a devil worshiper.
  • Review: Hopsin's "Knock Madness"
    Review: Hopsin's "Knock Madness"
    Dec 4, 2013 at 09:58am
    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"
    Review: Tech N9ne's "Something Else"
    Aug 5, 2013 at 04:08pm
    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.
  • 5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
    5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:13am
    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.
  • First Week Sales For Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" & Ciara's "Jackie"
    First Week Sales For Tech N9ne's "Special Effects" & Ciara's "Jackie"
    May 12, 2015 at 09:58pm
    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?
  • Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun Leave Strange Music
    Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun Leave Strange Music
    Sep 28, 2014 at 06:40pm
    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. 
  • Tech N9ne Reveals "Strangeulation" Tracklist
    Tech N9ne Reveals "Strangeulation" Tracklist
    Apr 2, 2014 at 01:18pm
    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.
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 16
    Charts Don't Lie: May 16
    May 16, 2015 at 06:44pm
    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.
  • Tech N9ne Announces Release Date For New Album "Special Effects"
    Tech N9ne Announces Release Date For New Album "Special Effects"
    Jan 15, 2015 at 11:12am
    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.
  • Review: Tech N9ne's "Strangeulation"
    Review: Tech N9ne's "Strangeulation"
    May 7, 2014 at 09:31am
    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
    Tech N9ne Breaks Down "Special Effects" Features, Including Eminem's 24-Bar Verse
    Apr 6, 2015 at 05:49pm
    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
  • Tech N9ne Says He Wants To Work With Eminem & Get Beats From Kanye West
    Tech N9ne Says He Wants To Work With Eminem & Get Beats From Kanye West
    Nov 14, 2013 at 04:22pm
    We recently heard Tech N9ne go crazy (and spit super fast) on Hopsin's "Rip Your Heart Out," which is just one of several collaborations the two rappers have done together.The same day "Rip Your Heart Out" dropped, we hit up DJ Skee's Skee Live show and got to talk to Tech about his music and who else he'd like to work with in the rap game. Tech Ninna revealed a desire to work with the self-proclaimed "Rap God" and fellow lyrical rapper, Eminem.
  • T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
    T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
    Dec 18, 2014 at 03:35am
    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.
  • Dizzy Wright Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Growing Process"
    Dizzy Wright Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Growing Process"
    Apr 20, 2015 at 11:25am
    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.
  • Review: Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
    Review: Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
    May 7, 2015 at 05:59pm
    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.
  • 10 Horrorcore Tracks For Halloween
    10 Horrorcore Tracks For Halloween
    Oct 31, 2014 at 03:43am
    Violence isn't an odd topic in hip-hop music by any stretch of the imagination; there probably hasn't been a mainstream rap album to hit stores this year in which an emcee didn't at least threaten to kill someone. Gun violence and homicide are an epidemic in hip-hop. Cannibalism, torture, and crucification, on the other hand, are harder topics to come by. 
  • 2 Chainz Praises Tech N9ne For "Getting Money" & "Keeping It Humble"
    2 Chainz Praises Tech N9ne For "Getting Money" & "Keeping It Humble"
    Mar 1, 2014 at 12:55pm
    While they have very different approaches, 2 Chainz has been vocal in his appreciation for Tech N9ne. On an episode of MTV's RapFix earlier this month, Tity 2 Necklace praised the rappers skills, saying, "that boy can rap". So when Tech showed up at a 2 Chainz show in Kansas City recently, your boi Tity had to express his thanks.  “To me, this nigga major,” said Chainz following his performance .“You already know I fuck with Tech N9ne. I know what he doing. I know how he getting’ money. I know how he keeping it humble."
  • Tech N9ne Announces New Album Title, Wants Jay Z & Alanis Morissette On It
    Tech N9ne Announces New Album Title, Wants Jay Z & Alanis Morissette On It
    May 14, 2015 at 03:16pm
    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.
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