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The Numbers Behind ‘All 6′s And 7′s’

Published: March 31, 2011 in Tech N9ne by

Since the announcement of All 6’s And 7’s, there has been much debate over the true meaning of the phrase and now title of Tech N9ne’s new album. For a man that we normally associate with the number 9, Tech has been pushing All 6’s And 7’s as something he felt from within. In a UStream broadcast from several months ago, Tech briefly described the meaning behind the phrase.Tech explained that the phrase originated from playing craps. When someone is placing all of their money on one bet, they would have to be at 6’s and 7’s because of how crazy it is. He further explained that it described a state of confusion and disarray, which is how he felt on the inside.

While Tech’s explanation for the phrase seems to be the most common, there are many different ways to look at All 6’s And 7’s. The phrase originates from Old English terminalogy used to describe those who were chaotic and confused. In fact, the phrase is so common in English society that it turned up in the Austin Powers: Gold Member film. In short, the English use it as a way to describe a lunatic. As it turns out, Tech was not the only rock star to connect the phrase with gambling. In 1972, The Rolling Stones released their single, “Tumbling Dice“, from their critically acclaimed album, Exile On Main St. The blues infused “Tumbling Dice” tells the story of a disorderly gambler who can’t keep just one woman:

“Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry
Don’t see the time flashin’ by
Honey, got no money
I’m all sixes’ and sevens and nines”

A more sinister look at the numbers 6 and 7, reveals a darker side behind the phrase. In biblical numerology, the numbers are considered opposites as 6’s stand for the domain of Hell, and 7’s for that of Heaven. This refers to someone being morally split over what to do, “His soul was all Sixes and Sevens”. Keeping in the numbers game, one creative Tech N9ne fan shared a numerical discovery over Facebook. While looking at the Periodic Table Of Elements, he discovered that by adding the atomic numbers for the elements K(Potassium), C(Carbon), and MO(Molybdenum), the sum would equal 67. The math looks something like this:
KCMO= 19(K)+6(C)+42(MO)= 67
If that wasn’t eerie enough, just take a look at what he was able to produce from Tech N9ne’s most famous numbers. Tech’s 6688846993, a signature of the Nnutthowze, turns out to be another piece of the puzzle. When the numbers are all added up, they equal 67. Here’s a look at the proof:
6+6+8+8+8+4+6+9+9+3= 67 The numbers are all beginning to add up for Tech’s All 6’s And 7’s. If the cryptic meanings are a sign of anything, then we know to expect the unexpected. The insanity that Tech N9ne has embraced in his music is at an all time high. With Tech N9ne feeling like he is in a state of disarray and confusion, his fans join him on the same emotional ride. The fans are currently voicing their split feelings over Tech’s new mainsteram notoriety, leaving the entire world of Strange Music at All 6’s And 7’s. The timing could not be any more perfect for Tech N9ne’s biggest album to date.

Can you find anymore meanings behind All 6’s And 7’s? Share your take on it in the comments below!

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  • Ryan

    6=hell hell=mainstream 7=heaven heaven=Strange Music and the Underground

  • E Gonzalez02

    the element letters next to each other stand for Kansas city Missouri

  • Anonymous

    Epic numbers. Remind me of the riddles from Assassin’s Creed haha.

    The table of elements stuff is dope.

  • Amer!~K!llA92

    A cube has 6 sides …. the numbers 1, 2, and 3 equal 6 as well…Six is either 4 plus 2, man’s world (4) with man’s enmity to God (2) brought in: or it is 5 plus 1, the grace of God made of none effect by man’s addition to it, or perversion, or corruption of it: or it is 7 minus 1, i.e., man’s coming short of spiritual perfection. In any case, therefore, it has to do with man; it is the number of imperfection; the human number; the number of MAN as destitute of God, without God, without Christ

  • Amer!~K!llA92

    the numbers 6 and 7 together serve as what is human and what is spiritual…. We come now to the great number of spiritual perfection. A number which, therefore, occupies so large a place in the works, and especially in the Word of God as being inspired by the Holy Spirit.

  • Don’t you see it? It’s because Tech N9ne is a fallen angel. Duh!

  • Don’t you see it? It’s because Tech N9ne is a fallen angel. Duh!

  • Asshole

    Stop reading into what is not there… it is what he says it is and stop looking at it so many different ways..

  • Crandall

    Tech N9ne you should rap most of your songs with the same voice you used in “Raw Shit” i miss your unique tone, i still love your music don’t get me wrong but you should have alot more songs with that tone of voice.

  • Devilboy_rd

    I heard Tonys wife use the phrase on an episode of the Sapranos. She was in the kitchen and said I’m all 6’s and 7’s.

  • dmp

    tech has alwayz been deep u gotta listen close and hear the words in his music he is a lyrical genius . . . . .have love him since the first time i heard tech and i embrace that he doesnt sound like evry other rapper or the “main stream” so to speak cuz i am not like evyone either and love diversity. tech is complex and deep not just a face value artist love the depth and insight into his world and a great artist not only takes the fans along for the ride but i am glad he can put words to the feelings and situations that can drive someone to insanity or who is to say we are not all ready there

  • Gamatria is very insightful as well, if you haven’t look into it. Or you may have because some of your comments line up. Either way…

  • 6 is the number of man or flesh and imperfection and 7 is the number of spiritual perfection or completion. When I listen to Tech N9ne I hear a man who is searching for something real and intangible. SHOW ME A GOD! you know…. so he’s the six with lust, money, and pride/power, but he’s seven because he loves big and truly cares for his fans and especially his close friends and family. When I think about the meaning of All 6’s and 7’s what comes to mind is a combination of tech’s fleshy desires and his love for music and fans coming into a mashed up masterpeice.

  • Brandon

    The album is being released on the 7th of june which is the six month

  • Wow, awesome takes on this! Anyone else with something we may have missed?

  • Chrisncool

    Also, if you type in “Tecca N9na” on the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), it equals 816
    lol 816 Boyz!

  • Chrisncool

    and thats NOT including spaces

  • wm
  • Cody Moore

    tech n9ne is the shit numbers r not

  • tech n9ne is the shit numbers r not

  • parfleyrousmantis

    You ain’t breaking it down far enough. You are right about the 6
    6 + 7 = 13  which is seen as an unlucky number to the mainstream and a number of power to the few who understand it.
    1 + 3 = 4  which is read as the unification of intellect, mind and energy

    Tech talks about these themes a lot in his music. Just saying… I don’t know what it means.

  • 420sdead

    Our universe speaks mathematically, God displays numbers this way to invoke the nature of reality to come to life through the eyes of the practitioner. Stumbling on the power of numbers by spiritually calling on faith based events to occur in a sequence related to the battle over good and evil can create what seems like hallucinations to someone observing the believer, but they are not always hallucinations. This is the foundation for manifesting reality through an altered perception. After a schizophrenic diagnosis and 5 trips to the mental hospital will teach you a few things about the possessed and followers of the 6, which is a number to avoid if you are trying to activate yourself or open your spiritual door. Most numbers are like tags that represent a larger order of things, like steps in ritual created to enable a connection or turn on a feeling of active communication all around you that can only be explained as an intelligent coincidence creating entity speaking through the environment. Typically this speaking can be observed and deductively ruled out as your own imagination by making the odds of events to likely occur so low that it would be basically impossible for something to occur the way it does, and then you are bombarded with these events in a communicative manner. Usually the types of things voiced by this entity are related to your feelings, daily charity, making your own choices instead of looking for signs to tell you what you should do, answering questions that you ask yourself consciously and reminding you of things that you should be doing that would make you a better person. This is usually done quickly as in, listen to your background hearing while thinking something or performing a task or read random text as if it is a live chat with someone smarter then you, then do it a lot really quickly. its like someones speaking. like a choose it yourself “Vanilla Sky” we all get to share.


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