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Strange Music Blog EXCLUSIVE: Tech Talks ‘Seepage’

Published: October 29, 2010 in Tech N9ne by

Given the release of the Seepage EP and the positive response it has garnered from fans, we thought it’d be good to hear from the man himself what he thinks about the EP and the acclaim that it has generated. In between shows on the Independent Grind Tour and Meet and Greets, we were able to get Tech on the phone to share his thoughts. Here’s what he had to say.

A lot of response from Seepage has been pretty positive–

Yeah I’ve been reading everything on therealtechn9ne.com and thesiccness.net for the last three days.

Oh yeah?

I’ve been reading everything.

It seems that your core fanbase really loves the darker stuff. How does that make you feel? Does it ever make you feel limited in what you can do in terms of your output?

I think I did it to myself by being inside-out so I can’t cry about it, you know what I’m saying? Obviously, if I couldn’t do that kind of music I wouldn’t. I guess I’m good at it: the stuff that I want to get away from. So it’s like, I can’t be a crybaby. Maybe I should start talking about Seepage, because I’m going to continue to get mad when people ask me and they don’t really understand so it’s like…I can’t cry about it if I’m the one who put it out there! You know what I’m sizzlin’? Why the fuck am I going to cry about it? I just got to take it in and realize that they love me for the crazy things that I say and the crazy things I’ve been saying since Anghellic or even before that.

Did any claims that you went soft inspire any of the material?

It pissed me off. It pissed me off before I went to Europe–and with all the bad news on top of it, that fueled me to go ahead and make it. But yes, it pissed me off, and when I say “you fucktards” it’s dedicated to those people who said I was going soft on The Gates Mixed Plate when it was an album where I wanted to relax, you know what I’m sizzlin’? They didn’t peep that they just put it like “Oh he’s whack. He’s sucking mainstream dick. Oh he’s losing his touch” and everything. In “Seepage” when I say “fucktards” it’s dedicated to those people who said they weren’t looking forward to seeing my next album because I was going mainstream and sucking mainstream dick when I told them that the mainstream was going to go me.

It seemed to me that you let people know well ahead of time that you were just going to be kicking it with The Gates Mixed Plate.

Yeah.

And yet they still responded the way they did.

It pissed me off hella! After that I felt like I had something to prove to my fans. I always feel like I have to impress my fans, even people on the siccness, zero media…a lot of people that usually say the negative stuff: those people, as much as it pisses me off sometimes with what the fuck they say, they motivate me to do something even harder. I’m going to always need people like Zero Media to not agree with everything I fucking do. I mean, that’s just me talking real even though I don’t like a lot of shit that they say.

How did you come up with the name Seepage? What does that mean to you?

If you look at the K.O.D. cover, I have black tar substance coming out of my hands. That seepage is coming out of my eye on the cover.

When did you record these? Was it after you got back from Europe?

Yes.

Tell me about “Alucard”. A lot of fans are digging the hell out of that song. What does it mean to you and what does the title mean?

“Alucard” is Dracula backwards and the reason I say I’m Dracula is because I’ve been in this rap game since it started and I’ve seen the rise and fall of a lot of MCs and I’m still here on the incline. So I feel like a vampire, Dracula: everlasting life in this music game, you know what I’m sizzlin’? At the end I said names like 40-water (E-40), Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Outkast, because I feel like all these other people have been around just like me and still on the incline.

Click here to purchase your copy of The Seepage EP on iTunes.

  • Lame

    Whyd you take this CD off youtube thats hella lame

  • This is bullshit, Tech. People didn’t hate TGMP, they hated it because all the songs on it were FUCKING SHIT! It was the laziest album I’ve ever heard from you.
    All your fans aren’t just into the ‘Dark, evil’ shit – I’ve made 100’s of new fans for you just from laying down tracks from your less dark LP’s like Everyready & Sickology 101; songs like: Caribou Lou, Slacker, Riot Maker, I’m a Player, Bout Ta Bubble, In The Air, Blown Away, Jelly Sickle, shit, even Areola has a HUGE following (even though I know you’d hate that).

    Tech, you wanna chill out? Wanna have a bit of fun? Get away from all the evil shit? Mr Yates, make another ‘Everyready’ man; market that shit like no-one’s business and you’ll sell some huge amounts of discs.

    Best of luck Tech, you’ve got a LOT of love out there for you man.

    – KLoNe

  • MAN UR A FUCKTARD!!@KLONE NIGGAS LIKE U MAKE ME FUCKING SICK!! SERIOUSLY EVERYTHING TECH MAKES IS THA FUCKING SHIT……… TGMP WAS OFF THA FUCKIN HOOK MAN WTF WHY CAN’T TECH JUST HAVE A KICK BACK ALBUM WTF HE DID IT HIS WAY… U AIN’T THA ONLY MUTHA FUCKER THAT MADE 100’S OF NEW FANS FOR HIM… HOW BOUT U TAKE THOSE 100 FANS AND STICK THEM UP UR FUCKING ASS!! UGH THAT SHIT PISSES ME OFF HOW CAN YOU FUCKIN TALK SHIT AFTER YOU READ THIS SHIT……….. FUCK!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO FUCKIN PISSED… ANYWAYS TECH DNT LISTEN TO THESE SORRY ASS “FUCKTARDS” UR THA SHIT AND UR TRUE FANS ARE HERE AND WAITING FOR YOU MUSIC WHATEVER YOU FEEL SPIT IT… CUZ NO MATTER WUT U SPIT ITS ALL REAL AS FUCK… U R EVERYTHING THATS WHY YOU CAN PUT OUT SHIT LIKE TGMP… U DON’T ONLY HAVE TO BE DARK EVEN THOU THAT SHIT IS OFF THE HOOK… KEEP DOING WHAT U DO TECH WHICH IS BEING REAL AND TRUE TO URSELF… LOVE U TECH!!! N ALL UR MUSIC THAT SHIT IS MY HEART!! STRANGE MUSIC ALL DAY ALL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jsantos8444

    thanks tech, i know you didnt wanna come back to this KOD shit, but DWAM you gave us some halloween tracks to bump in the trunk. Trippin Comin is off tha links, Alucard is straight beast. haha, shuda known that tha homie that spits about pootie tang and julliete lewis also gets his anime on. oh my girl wants to know when ur gonna cut a track with Keisha Cole….haha… much love to Marty Sue, no more sad shit homie, we’ll miss it, but u gotta do you. See ya at ur next show.. STRAAANGE!

  • Jsan84

    You deserve to kick it, youve given your fans more than enough. you let us into your world and all you real and..intelligent fans know whats really up. Theres way too many tech heads to satisfy, so dont trip homie, u do what you can. one last thing… CongratuFUKKINlations man!!!! this thing with weezy. YOU did it dude. This is gonna be ur funnel to feed the world ur music. FTI. peace.

  • Put Seepage Back on Utube

    Gates mixed plate had some good songs on it idk why anyones bitching about that.

  • Superwench1

    I saw you at the Uptown on Saturday night… One of the best shows ever! I’ve been to ten now and I have to say that Big Scoob in just skin from the waist up was THE SHIT!! People are still hatin, but I loved you then and I love you now! Keep doin what you do and know that your REAL fans will always be here, no matter what. And 39 this month?!! Happy birthday!

  • Every Tech N9ne album has been good EVERYTIME, which ever it is. Real talk!

  • mongar9

    you know what i say tech do you bro fuck the haters you are and always will be the best MC alive and dead i listen to strange music all day and night

  • Sweettooth731

    i like all tech n9ne keep on keeping on killa

  • I think my own problem with “The Gates Mixed Plate” is really only all of the features on it. I mean, it’s a collabo album, so that makes sense that there’d be a bunch of people on there, but I suppose I like solo Tech N9ne albums better, because Tech N9ne is just that awesome.

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