Tech N9ne’s latest release in the “Collabos” series, The Gates Mixed Plate, features the track, “Pow Pow” featuring Riv Locc. You may already be familiar with Riv Locc from the song, “Calm Down” from Kutt Calhoun’s latest release, Raw and Un-Kutt and the “Colors” track off of Kutt’s sophomore release, Feature Presentation.
Here is some more info on Riv Locc taken from his Myspace page:
You may have to listen twice to catch all the metaphors this prolific up and coming star will throw at you. There is no doubt that “Rivlocc” will soon take the music scene by storm. Representing Kansas City, Missouri, the “ Go-Getta” is bringing his originality and realness to the game. This lyrical assassin speaks from the soul and therefore captivates his audiences and keeps them longing to hear what he will say next. His intelligence and wisdom which may otherwise be overlooked is portrayed through his lyrics and demands great admiration. Born and raised through the metro district of Kansas City, he moved more than fast enough to obtain the “Go -Getta”. He was first featured on Macc James “Premeditated” at the rebellious age of 16, which did an exceptional job on a local scale. He also appeared on “Undertaccuz” which Chop It Up Clicc dropped in late 1999. He later performed from behind the walls of the “State Penitentiary” to later opening up for industrial artist such as “Chingy”, “Juelz Santana”, “Mims”, etc. Incarcerated from 2001-2004, Riv says being isolated from society enhanced the degree of his lyrics. He exited the “state pen” with a unique sense of ambition and a overwhelming sense to grasp success. Upon his release in July 05, “4much” was released an made a euphoric impact on Kansas City. He has since performed with numerous artists.. Currently representing Vertigo Records., he is the most seasoned on the label alongside his little brother “ boy genius”……
The Gates Mixed Plate, Tech N9ne’s latest release, features the singles “O.G.” and “Jumpin’ Jax”. Tech’s third release in a series of collaborative studio projects coined “Collabos”, features Devin The Dude, Glasses Malone, Jay Rock, Yukmouth and many others. The Gates Mixed Plate is available in stores now.