Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne

 

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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]

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Highlights10

Bad JuJu
Song
Bad JuJu is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on February 2, 2018.
Tech N9ne
Song
Tech N9ne is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on January 18, 2018.
Drink Up
Song
Drink Up is a song by musical artist Tech N9ne, released on November 22, 2017.
 
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Strange Reign
 
Strange Reign is the nineteenth studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne, the eighth in his "Collabos" series.

Photos - Tech N9ne89

People Recently Photographed with Tech N9ne2

Popular Albums34

Album Appearances & References209

Popular Songs34

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Group References3

Musical Groups5

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Films6

TV Shows13

Video Game References6

Collaborators & Influencers76

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Awards & Nominations1

Events2

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Videos152

Spotify - Albums & Singles72

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts63

Tech N9ne's Planet Tour 2018
Cedar Rapids, United States
April 17, 2018
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Clive, United States
April 18, 2018
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Omaha, United States
April 19, 2018
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Madison, United States
April 20, 2018
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Minneapolis, United States
April 21, 2018
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Sioux Falls, United States
April 22, 2018
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Fargo, United States
April 23, 2018
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Billings, United States
April 24, 2018
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Missoula, United States
April 25, 2018
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Spokane, United States
April 26, 2018
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Seattle, United States
April 27, 2018
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Eugene, United States
April 28, 2018
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Seattle, United States
April 29, 2018
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Boise, United States
May 2, 2018
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Boise, United States
May 3, 2018
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Salt Lake City, United States
May 4, 2018
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Las Vegas, United States
May 5, 2018
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Pozo, United States
May 6, 2018
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Santa Cruz, United States
May 8, 2018
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, United States
May 8, 2018
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Sacramento, United States
May 9, 2018
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Los Angeles, United States
May 10, 2018
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San Diego, United States
May 11, 2018
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Riverside, United States
May 12, 2018
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Phoenix, United States
May 13, 2018
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Tucson, United States
May 14, 2018
Rialto Theatre-Tucson
Tucson, United States
May 14, 2018
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Albuquerque, United States
May 15, 2018
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Amarillo, United States
May 16, 2018
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Oklahoma City, United States
May 17, 2018
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Dallas, United States
May 18, 2018
MAPFRE Stadium
Columbus, United States
May 19, 2018
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Houston, United States
May 20, 2018
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New Orleans, United States
May 21, 2018
Vinyl Music Hall
Pensacola, United States
May 22, 2018
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Nashville, United States
May 23, 2018
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Knoxville, United States
May 24, 2018
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Atlanta, United States
May 25, 2018
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Charlotte, United States
May 26, 2018
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North Myrtle Beach, United States
May 27, 2018
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Norfolk, United States
May 29, 2018
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Silver Spring, United States
May 30, 2018
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Philadelphia, United States
May 31, 2018
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Boston, United States
June 1, 2018
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Buffalo, United States
June 2, 2018
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Detroit, United States
June 3, 2018
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Lexington, United States
June 4, 2018
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Pittsburgh, United States
June 5, 2018
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Lancaster, United States
June 6, 2018
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Cleveland, United States
June 7, 2018
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Grand Rapids, United States
June 8, 2018
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Chicago, United States
June 9, 2018
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Milwaukee, United States
June 10, 2018
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Evansville, United States
June 11, 2018
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Cincinnati, United States
June 12, 2018
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Indianapolis, United States
June 13, 2018
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Saint Louis, United States
June 14, 2018
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Tulsa, United States
June 16, 2018
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Springfield, United States
June 18, 2018
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Wichita, United States
June 19, 2018
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Colorado Springs, United States
June 21, 2018
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Grand Junction, United States
June 22, 2018
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Denver, United States
June 23, 2018

News Articles17

Tech N9ne's Strange Music Launches Pop Division Strange Main: Exclusive
  –  February 22, 2018
Flagship artist Mackenzie Nicole will bow inaugural album ‘The Edge’ in April. Now in its 18 th year as an independent hip-hop powerhouse, Strange Music formally signals its foray into pop music with the launch of Strange Main. The division will roll ...
Murs Calls Tech N9ne to Escape an Awkward Dinner Date in “Same Way” Video
  –  February 20, 2018
The Los Angeles native releases the music video for his "Same Way" record with Tech N9ne, where he experiences an awkward dinner date. Murs' leading lady brings him to meet her parents in the new visuals, but unfortunately, they're not very easy to win over.
Tech N9ne on His New Album & How He Compares Lyrically to Kendrick Lamar [Interview]
  –  February 14, 2018
Tech N9ne has many accomplishments. But he’s also an artist who prides himself on delivering music that contains substantial content for his listeners. We recently sat down with Tech N9ne and spoke about his new album, how he compares lyrically to ...
Tech N9ne talks new music, Grammy nominations and an up-and-coming KCK rapper
  –  November 30, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fox 4 caught up with Tech N9ne Wednesday while he shopped for the Hot 103 Jamz Food and Toy Drive. He has new music in the works and few friends who are up for Grammy awards. But all that isn't stopping him from giving back to his hometown.
Rapper Involved In Brawl With Tekashi 6ix9ine Says It Was "Perfect Alignment"
  –  February 23, 2018
Aqualeo has previously collaborated with Paul Wall, Tech N9ne and Twiztid. Meanwhile, 6ix9ine told DJ Akademiks his own version of the story, framing it as some rappers just trying to get clout by fighting him.
Tale of the tape
  –  February 22, 2018
Favorite Rappers: Eminem, Method Man, Ludacris, Twista,Bone Thugs, Tech N9ne, Logic, Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Ice Cube. What to Expect: Be ready for high energy and plenty of laughs and name flips... “just keep in mind people don’t call me Explicit ...
Box Office (Feb. 21)
  –  February 22, 2018
Aaron Watson, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Elsinore Theatre, Salem. Admission: $15-$45. Information: elsinoretheatre.com. Tech N9ne, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene. Admission: $40+. Information: thecuthbert.com. Eagles ...
Tech N9ne's Strange Music Launches Pop Division Strange Main: Exclusive
  –  February 22, 2018
Flagship artist Mackenzie Nicole will bow inaugural album ‘The Edge’ in April. Now in its 18 th year as an independent hip-hop powerhouse, Strange Music formally signals its foray into pop music with the launch of Strange Main. The division will roll ...
Missouri S&T prepares for 110th St. Pat’s celebration
  –  February 21, 2018
At 2 p.m., the concert moves to the nearby soundstage to host this year’s headliner — Tech N9ne, a rapper and songwriter known for his single “Caribou Lou.” 1:30 p.m. — Dedication of the St. Patrick statue, outside the Curtis Laws Wilson Library ...
21 Things To Do in Dallas This Week
  –  February 21, 2018
Houston's bred some pretty interesting folks. Donning diamond-encrusted grillz, the rapper, who's collaborated with fellow rappers Chamillionaire, Tech N9ne and Mike Jones, got his start in 2004 with the album Chick Magnet, which included the hit "Sittin ...
Murs Calls Tech N9ne to Escape an Awkward Dinner Date in “Same Way” Video
  –  February 20, 2018
We're less than a month away from getting to hear Murs' A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable album, and he's dropping off a new set of visuals in the meantime. The Los Angeles native releases the music video for his "Same Way" record with Tech N9ne ...
Listen: Murs – Same Way ft. Tech N9ne | Stream
  –  February 16, 2018
The one and only, Tech N9ne is back! Today the legendary wordsmith returns, joining Murs for his new single, “Same Way.” The track finds Murs preparing us for his upcoming album, ‘A Stranger Journey Into The Unimaginable.’ The new track, “Same ...
Tech N9ne on His New Album & How He Compares Lyrically to Kendrick Lamar [Interview]
  –  February 14, 2018
For more than 20 years, Tech N9ne has been one of the most reliable rappers in hip-hop. He’s put out more than a dozen projects over that span of time. The Kansas City native is showing no signs of slowing down. Tech N9ne earned the first platinum plaque ...
Slipknot Confession: ‘We Listen to Journey Before We Play’
  –  February 12, 2018
We’ve done a Knotfest where we’ve had Tech N9ne, Ghostface Killah, all these great artists. And our fans – we’re not a band anymore, we’re a culture – I expect them to love what they’re being handed, and they are thankful, because they’re ...
Showtime To Premiere WORD IS BOND Documentary Next Friday In Celebration of Black History Month
  –  February 9, 2018
Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and verité excursions with artists like Nas, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Jadakiss, Tech N9ne, Rapsody, and Anderson .Paak (among others), the film illustrates the many dimensions that hip-hop poetics occupy ...
Exclusive: Tech N9ne Announces New Album 'Planet' and Drops Video for "Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None)”
  –  January 18, 2018
For the lead single on his upcoming album Planet, Tech N9ne took it back—way back. "Tech N9ne (Don't Nobody Want None)," which Complex premieres today, is a remake of Hashim's seminal 1983 electro-funk track "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)." The video ...
Tech N9ne talks new music, Grammy nominations and an up-and-coming KCK rapper
  –  November 30, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fox 4 caught up with Tech N9ne Wednesday while he shopped for the Hot 103 Jamz Food and Toy Drive. He has new music in the works and few friends who are up for Grammy awards. But all that isn't stopping him from giving back to his hometown.

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