With the amount of hype and notoriety that Tech N9ne has been receiving as of late and a confirmed feature on one of the most highly anticipated mainstream albums of the year (Tha Carter IV), there is no denying that Tech has jumped through the portal and opened the gateway to mainstream success while maintaining his Strange ways. This past september, Tech paid a visit to Lil Wayne in the midst of Wayne serving what turned out to be an eight month sentence at Rikers Island in New York. It was announced that the giant of the underground and the giant of the mainstream industry would be collaborating.
Since the announcement, Tech has also declared a release date of June 7th (6/7) for his upcoming twelfth album, All 6’s And 7’s. Other than the artists signed to Strange Music, confirmed collaborative guests include many mainstream successes and well known artists such as: B.O.B., Hopsin, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, E-40 and Snoop Dogg. The tracklist includes several more featured artists and even a couple of foreign MCs are featured “Worldwide Choppers”, a continuation of Tech’s past collaborative series of tracks, “Midwest Choppers”.
Although he is gaining alot more mainstream attention, Tech is far from a sellout and has always kept it real as an artist. On his late december DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Scream assisted mixtape Bad Season, Tech assured fans that he wouldn’t change his style due to incoming fame, and released some new tracks and also reintroduced some classics. From the sound of things, All 6’s And 7’s is a promising album that will help Tech cross new borders and give him a chance to gain the enormous amount of acknowledgement he deserves while providing the same original sound and feel that his music always has. The impact that this album will assuringly have is immeasurable. The extent of possible pinnacles that can be reached by Tech N9ne and Strange Music is endless from here on in.
-Paul Elsmore, Strange Music Blogs Contributor
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“Worldwide Choppers” was produced by Seven.