Tech N9ne offers HotNewHipHop a break down of the features on "Special Effects."
Earlier this afternoon Tech N9ne gave us the exclusive reveal of the tracklist for his new album, Special Effects, which is due out on May 5th. The rapper has steadily risen from the underground, while remaining loyal to his fanbase and his native Kansas City. Nonetheless his climb up has allowed him to collaborate with some unlikely names. The interesting (and great) thing about Tech, is that even when he's collaborating with 2 Chainz and B.o.B, it still sounds like a Tech N9ne song. Over the years we've heard Tech connect with other mainstream artists like Lil Wayne and T-Pain, and his new album continues that trend with appearances from Wayne (again), Yo Gotti, Audio Push, Hopsin, T.I., Zuse, and, wait for it, Eminem.
Tech took us through his new album tracklist, offering a preview of what to expect from some of the more anticipated records, including that long-awaited Eminem collabo.
"I've been wanting to work with Eminem for a long time," Tech said, "and it's funny saying this on the mic cause I haven't been able to say this to anybody, [but] Eminem finally came through and blessed me with a 24-bar verse, when I only needed a 16. He felt it that much. It's a track that's paying homage to Richie Havens, rest his soul."
He elaborated further, "It's such a massive and beautiful song, it's really personal to me because of Richie Havens and that long-awaited Tech N9ne/Eminem collaboration everyone always wanted. And it has my brother Krizz Kaliko on the chorus, and a fucking killer verse. Seven produced the track."
"I have another big one on their, 'Pyscho Bitch III,'" Tech continued. "This is indeed the last one of the series. In order for it to be massive on it's way out, I had to get an artist on there with me that can close it properly. And that's Hopsin. He murdered it."
Watch the full interview above to hear more about Special Effects. Pre-orders are now available on iTunes!