Giving you the direct perspective from Tech N9ne and his producer Seven, "Track Breakdown" is an HNHH series that highlights a specific cut by speaking to both the artist and producer about the song's creation.
Tech N9ne has been doing music since the '90s, and along the way he's picked up a fan or two (or a lot more). However, the rapper still isn't satisified, and he continues to grind to reach those people who have yet to call themselves Tech N9ne fans. Although, he's aware of why people may be put off by his Strange style, from the way he dresses to his musical output, he's definitely in a lane all on his own. Now, though, Tech is ready to cross over to that mainstream lane, and he's breaking down doors to do it.
His latest single, "B.I.T.C.H.," off his forthcoming thirteenth studio album, Something Else, is a demonstration of Tech's strong desire to reach those houses he has yet to reach-- and those houses happen to belong to Black people, according to the rapper. As he tells us in our interview, when you go to a Tech show, you won't be seeing very many Black people there. Tech explains how his own people have not been accepting of him as a rapper, thinking that he's anti-religious, but now, just as the title of the track indicates, he's "Breaking Into Colored Houses"-- they seem to have no choice in the matter.
We spoke to Tech N9ne about the content of his song "B.I.T.C.H." and he explained to us in-depth the meaning behind the track and what he wanted to accomplish with it, with the help of a mainstream artist, T-Pain on the hook. He reveals to us that his first thought was, surprisingly enough, to get Future on the hook of his track, in order to give it a little mainstream flavour. Tech breaks down some of his favorite lines on the track as well.
We also spoke to Tech's go-to producer, Seven, about how he created the instrumental for "B.I.T.C.H.," and his affinity for using opera or choir samples, something particular to Tech's music. He spoke on the recording on this particular track, as well as what it's like to work with the Strange Music rapper in the studio. As well, we find out some details about the sound of Something Else as a whole.
If you haven't heard the single "B.I.T.C.H." yet, click play below. Then click through the gallery images to find out a lot more about the cut.