Video: New Tech N9ne EPK

October 26, 2011

A new EPK from Strange Music highlighting Tech’s numerous independent accomplishments.

EPK means Electronic Press Kit


Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, 816 Boys and more appear on Tech’s collaboration album.

Tech N9ne has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming collaboration album Welcome to Strangeland, which showcases his Strange Music roster, due November 8th.

Guests on the project include Kutt Calhoun, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, ¡MAYDAY!, Brotha Lynch Hung and more. “Anyone I’m collaborating with understands where I’m coming from and the level of quality I represent,” says Tech. “That’s why I’m always completely behind these Collabos releases. Seeing how the artists on Welcome To Strangeland are all artists fit to be members of the Strange Music roster, this is the strongest, Strangest Collabo release yet.”

Producer Plex Luthor helms the lead single “The Noose,”inspired by Tech’s visit to Camp Pendleton with U.S. troops injured in combat and the morbid feelings that come with it. “To me [‘The Noose’] is just saying I don’t wanna be taken by another man. I don’t want my fate to be in another man’s hands. So ‘I’m hanging up the noose now, waiting for the end.’  That’s how I looked at it.  I don’t condone suicide at all, but I understand…Let me be the reason why I die. Not saying that I’m condoning suicide, but damn, some of these people think like that.”

Check the tracklist below.

1. Stars
2. Welcome to Strangeland (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
3. Unfair (featuring Krizz Kaliko, Ubiquitous of Ces Cru & Godemis of Ces Cru)
4. Kocky (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Jay Rock)
5. Who Do I Catch
6. My Favorite (featuring Prozak & Brotha Lynch Hung)
7. Retrogression (featuring ¡MAYDAY!)
8. Bang Out (featuring 816 Boys)
9. Beautiful Music

10. Won’t You Come Dirty (featuring Young Bleed & Stevie Stone)
11. Sad Circus (featuring Brotha Lynch Hung & Courtney Kuhnz)
12. The Noose(featuring ¡MAYDAY!)
13. Slave (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun)
14. Overwhelming (featuring Jay Da 3rd)
15. Gods (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun)
16. I Need A Drink
17. The Real Thing (featuring Liz Suwandi)
18. EMJ



The batch of rappers gang up to spit off the dome during a cypher.

Hip Hop veteran Tech N9ne joined in the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher with Machine Gun Kelly,  Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B, and Kendrick Lamar.

The quintet each took turns spitting rhymes off the dome, with K.R.I.T. taking first verse duties on the freestyle. Tech Nino, clad in a tie and collared buttondown, came next, while Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B closed out the cypher.

Watch the freestyle



The duo leaves Hip Hop behind, but keeps their affiliate emcees close with an album that’s wrapping up.

Today, Canadian deejay/production team Beatnick & K-Salaam revealed that they are nearing completion on their next album. Although it’s “not a Hip Hop album,” the statement read, guests will include emcees such as Tech N9ne, Murs, Big K.R.I.T., Joell Ortiz and M1. The album, with title to be announced, features drumming by Beatdown throughout.

The duo, who produced on Freddie Gibbs’ commercial release, Str8 Killa, has also confirmed work on his Cold Day In Hell mixtape, due on October 31.

September 27, 2011

On 11/8, Tech N9ne’s birthday will be celebrated with the release of Tech N9ne Collabos Welcome To Strangeland! With features like Stevie Stone, Mayday, Brotha Lynch Hung, Young Bleed, Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun, you’ll definitely be the one receiving the gifts! When you preorder Welcome To Strangeland, you’ll receive an autographed copy of the album, a full color Welcome To Strangeland sticker, a limited edition Welcome To Strangeland shirt (XL only) and a free download of the track “Beautiful Music”. Don’t wait – accept your invitation to spend some time in Strangeland – preorder your copy of Welcome To Strangeland today.

In an era when No Limit Records had the Midas touch, Young Bleed released the cult hit “How Ya Do Dat,” sparking his first glimpses of fame. Unfortunately, none of his other records took off in the same way and he eventually fell into obscurity in the coming years, along with the rest of No Limit. However, with an upcoming career resurrection, the Louisiana emcee and latest Strange Music signee is releasing a remake of his career defining song featuring his fellow weirdos Tech N9ne and Brotha Lynch Hung. Very surprisingly though, Neezle doesn’t run away with the best verse. Quite to the contrary, he actually may be the straggler here.

Assuming this is off Bleed’s upcoming Preserved album, set to drop on October 11th. We’ll toss in the “Holla At Uh Dog” video just for good measure.


Tech N9ne is gearing up to release his latest album ‘Welcome To Strangeland’ and here is the first offering from the LP…


During his nine-month sentence at Rikers Island for weapons possession, a number of members from the Hip Hop community visited Lil Wayne including Diddy, Trae and Fat Joe. But during a performance of his “I Am Still Music” tour in Kansas City, Missouri, Wayne took a moment to thank one fellow emcee in particular.

“Visiting me in there was kind of difficult for anyone to do, because I was considered a high-profile inmate,” Wayne explained to a crowd of about 8,000. “So you had to go through a whole bunch of shit just to come visit me. When anybody would come to visit me, I would be over-excited and over-elated because I know they had to go through so much just to come and see me for an hour or two. But there was one brother that came to see me, and his name is Tech N9ne. Ever since that day, we kind of formed an alliance…but it’s a little stronger. It’s kind of like a brotherhood you know?”


According to Tech N9ne, he actually visited Rikers twice due to a miscommunication that caused him to arrive on the wrong day. Members from Wayne’s camp said the Grammy-winning emcee didn’t believe Tech would show up for the visit, which later provided some inspiration for the Tech N9ne song, “The Boogeyman.” But the two emcees did eventually meet, and Tech shared Wayne’s sentiments that the bond proved to be mutually beneficial both in and outside of the booth.

“I think it had a lot to do with Wayne saying my name, dog,” Tech N9ne told HipHopDX, when asked about his newfound popularity with younger crowds. “It made people who wouldn’t normally pay attention to me start paying attention. And I thank him for that.”