Tech N9ne & Kaliko Krizz show lyrical dexterity in NPR's latest "Tiny Desk" concert.
Tech N9ne has quietly become a rich man by championing a revolutionary independent model, comparable to indie legends such as JT the Bigga Figga and Andre Nickatina. Tech's music has become exponentially more experimental over time, but his loyal fanbase has stayed the course with him for the most part. Early this morning NPR released a four-song set of Tech N9ne and long-time musical partner Krizz Kaliko performing their very own Tiny Desk session as part of the running series curated by host Bob Boilen.
The impetus is always on the invited guest to perform some level of banter between songs. The often crude Tech N9ne & Kaliko Krizz kept things sensible for the NPR crowd who by definition leans towards a liberal-bias, almost unwittingly. The point being, Tech N9ne was accused of devil worshipping, and liberal-leaning individuals are generally conscientious in speech and outward appearance.
Tech & Kaliko's rapport is like an act of defusion: two men, not competition with each other's thoughts but honing in on the syllabus with great precision. The duo demonstrated this synergy on the final number "Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)," a record close in spirit to the counterculture classic Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper.
"Aw Yeah? (interVENTion)"
"Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)"