Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne



Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971),[2] better known as Tech N9ne (pronounced "Tech Nine"), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. In 1999, he and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games.[3] In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.[4]

His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, a name given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast-rhyming Chopper style.[5] Yates later applied a deeper meaning to the name, claiming that it stands for the complete technique of rhyme, with "tech" meaning technique and "nine" representing the number of completion.[5][6]



Drink Up
Drink Up is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on November 22, 2017.
The Thing
The Thing is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on May 26, 2017.
Dominion is the eighteenth studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne, the seventh in his "Collabos" series.
PTSD is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on March 28, 2017.

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People Recently Photographed with Tech N9ne2

Popular Albums33

Album Appearances & References205

Popular Songs28

Song Appearances & References9

Musical Group References2

Musical Groups5

Minor Film Appearances & References3


TV Shows13

Video Game References5

Collaborators & Influencers76

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Awards & Nominations1


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Spotify - Albums & Singles71


Spotify - Appears On193


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts2

News Articles7

Rapper Tech N9ne divorced
  –  November 16, 2017
According to TMZ, Tech N9ne, real name Aaron Yates, retains 49 per cent of his Strange Music label and management company, while LeJeune keeps access to several bank accounts. Yates will also make an asset equalisation payment to his ex for $150,000 (£ ...
Tech N9ne Finalizes Divorce, Ex-Wife To Get Over $5k Per Month In Support
  –  November 16, 2017
Tech N9ne and Busta Rhymes This isn't the only bit of legal action Tech N9ne is taking to end off 2017. As we previously reported, Strange music is suing Strainge Entertainment for trademark infringement. Apparently, those in power at Strange Music believe ...
Tech N9ne Divorce Finalized
  –  November 16, 2017
Rapper Tech N9ne and Lecoya LeJeune can pour out all the Caribou Lou ... The divorce judgment says Tech walks away with his 49% of Strange Music as well as his management company. Lecoya gets various bank accounts, and Tech will make an asset ...
Happy Birthday, Tech N9ne!
  –  November 8, 2017
Happy Birthday to Tech N9ne! Strange Music's head honcho turns 46 today (Nov. 8). Over the length of his almost twenty year career, Tech N9ne has built one of the most remarkable independent careers in hip-hop. He has a major following and he's largely ...
Tech N9ne Sues Record Company For Biting ‘Strange Music’ Label Name
  –  October 4, 2017
Super successful independent rapper Tech N9ne is suing a record label for biting his Strange Music label’s name. The Kansas City is suing Strainge Entertainment for trademark infringement. According to a new lawsuit …. the “Caribou Lou” rapper ...
Horrorcore rapper Tech N9ne returns to Rev Room
  –  October 19, 2017
In the early ’90s, hip-hop music went through a revival of sounds and expression ... An early artist, and also an innovator, of that genre is Kansas City, Missouri-born Aaron Dontez Yates, known by his stage name, Tech N9ne (pronounced Tech Nine).
Strange vs. Strainge: Tech N9ne lawsuit aims to end confusion
  –  October 6, 2017
Strange Music was formed in 1999 by Tech N9ne, whose real name is Aaron Dontez Yates, and Travis O’Guin. Tech N9ne had been active in the local music since since 1991, joining acts including Black Mafia and Nnutthowze. O’Guin discovered Tech N9ne and ...


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