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Should Tech N9ne Hit Late Night TV? [Discussion]

Published: June 25, 2011 in Tech N9ne by

A little over a decade after founding Strange Music with Travis O’ Guin, independent mogul Tech N9ne has finally broken through to the next level. With a top 5 Billboard charting album, and nationwide tour that has seen nearly every show sell out, it is fair to say that Tech N9ne is becoming a household name. It seems like now would be the perfect opportunity for Tech N9ne to take advantage of this spotlight and make an attempt to bring Strangeland to the late night talk show circuit.

For years, late night programs like Late Show With David Letterman and Conan have proven to be perfect platforms for new and veteran artists to promote their music directly to millions of viewers. The nightly scheduled programs manage to capture huge audiences of all ages, and in Conan‘s case, a large percentage of the young male demographic. An appearance on a show like Conan would boost Tech N9ne’s reach, and in turn result in higher music sales. In the past, musical acts like Slipknot, Linkin Park, Travis Barker, and Jay-Z have enjoyed success stemming directly from their appearances on late night television.

Taking all of this into account, the question now is: Should Tech N9ne appear on a late night talk show? Is the timing right? What do you think?

Leave your thoughts below!

  • I think HELL YEAH! I have a huge feeling that it will be nothing but positivity coming out of this venture. I love Conan!

  • I think HELL YEAH! I have a huge feeling that it will be nothing but positivity coming out of this venture. I love Conan!

  • Hmm, seems good to me.

  • Hmm, seems good to me.

  • Jonofmetal

    I think that Tech N9ne should go on The Jay Leno show or Jimmy Fallons late night show more people watch them then anyone else that does late night shows

  • Jonofmetal

    I think that Tech N9ne should go on The Jay Leno show or Jimmy Fallons late night show more people watch them then anyone else that does late night shows

  • Only if he plays something that proves he doesn’t want to be mainstream. Maybe something off of K.o.D. Or STRANGELAND! Yes if he performed Strangeland I would love it. Otherwise ehhhhh.

  • CKscribbles

    i think that it would help tech n9ne alot, not that he really needs it.
    i would really like to see that crazy nigga with the facepaint on tv tho haha

  • tech on conan would be so sick. let me know when and ill tune in!!

  • Jay

    Hells yes!

  • J Phatts

    Do it… Tech N9ne is one of the hardest working muthafuckas in the game, and deserves every thing positive that will come his way. If someone wants to book him to perform a song that will be broadcasted to millions, I say do it… It just one step closer to making the ‘Main Stream’ go Tech. He will rule the music game and I can not wait to see that day. TECH N9NE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I think that Definitely Tech should go on late night. Conan, Leno, Letterman, or Jimmy Fallon would all be great choices, but if he could get on SNL, that would be the pinnacle.

  • I think that Definitely Tech should go on late night. Conan, Leno, Letterman, or Jimmy Fallon would all be great choices, but if he could get on SNL, that would be the pinnacle.

  • Charlie Nap

    Hell yeahh, whether it’s Conan, Letterman, Leno, Fallon or hell, even Lopez’s show it’d be great exposure ‘n I’d love to see it.

  • If goes on a late night show he needs to perform a song or two….it would showcase him as an artist to the world

  • J Phatss

    Also, I think that it is fucking hilarious that Tech N9ne can make songs like “FTI”, “Industry is Punks”,  “FTI 2”, and “Red Nose” and they still want his nuts… To me, that is ABSOLUTE POWER. He can look them dead in the eyes and say “FUCK YOU!!!” and they reply with “We love you, Tech N9ne”. He’s got the Industry by the shriveled little dick and balls… HAHAHA. TECH N9NE ALL DAY GODAMMIT!!!

  • hell ya he should just go witht he one that suits you cus leno has alot off ppl watchin but not many in the 18-30 range like conan so i would say go on conan cus you can do something there, or even get on lopez. lopez seems to have to younger edge so that might be best

  • also if you do this shit make sure to tell us the date and what show cus i dont watch any of them but i will if your on it

  • Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. and YES! Leno, Fallon, Conan, Letterman, Kimmel…hit ’em all! TECH N9NE!!

  • Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. and YES! Leno, Fallon, Conan, Letterman, Kimmel…hit ’em all! TECH N9NE!!

  • Do it!!!! No???????!!!!!!!!

  • Brent

    Do it.  Sooner rather than later.

  • would sound like shit on tv, cause i think the mix that comes through cable sounds gay as hell.  good exposure though.  go for it.  let me know what day though so i tune in!

  • Ganjaman420

    he should do whatever he wants
    just don’t let a record label hinder your creativeness and your own choices.
    that is all.

  • Ganjaman420

    you mean the USA
    it hardly aires anywhere else, and people don’t really watch it.
    i’m european.

  • hell yeah he should go on Conan!!! I watch Conan every night

  • Rjay6x3

    Tech should of been on late night tv . It ain’t a question try n make it happen tech!.!

  • Yes yes yes! He deserves everything!!

  • yes!!!

  • Westwords

    Tech should definitely get on a late night talk show. His personality would win over a lot of people who talk shit about tech and don’t know him or his music. After feelin his vibe, a lot of people will be won over.

  • IMTousey

    Tech should make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon and perform with The Roots. Do it.

  • IMTousey

    Tech should make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon and perform with The Roots. Do it.

  • Hell to the YES!!!! More exposure=More Fans
     

  • Crandall

    PERFECT TIMING!!!!!!!!

  • Tech should go to Conan or Late night with Jimmy Fallon.  These shows will be the best for Tech’s demographic.  Leno and Letterman have majority age range of 50 – 80 yr old viewers.  

  • Carterj69

    hell yeah he should 

  • fallon and colbert if you could swing it!

  • Downtownchancebrown

    Yaah he should fuckin do it he just released a fukin killer album and he needs everyone to see how good he is and they’re hooked

  • TechN9ne

    HOST SNL!!!!!

  • Smokealatta

    yes!

  • KP

    Yes, but don’t preform on the show. An interview is more than enough. Every band that preforms on the late night shows look dumb or sound shitty.  It is just not the enviroment to do a song/show. But take advantage of the face time.

  • KP

    Yes, but don’t preform on the show. An interview is more than enough. Every band that preforms on the late night shows look dumb or sound shitty.  It is just not the enviroment to do a song/show. But take advantage of the face time.

  • Hellyeah! But make sure you go on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He’s the best late night show Whoop Whoop

  • harley

    i dont think it can hurt , why not?

  • i dont think tech needs to go on a late nite show  but if hes asked to by one of them then yea y not

  • Askari Loggins

    Not that I wouldnt want to see Tech on SNL but I believe that he if he were to do TV then it would first have to be the kind of show that will interview him and give the masses who have never heard of him orjust didn’t like his music get to see not just Tech N9ne but also allow them to see Aaron Yates.. I think that Jimmy Fallon, Conan or even Letterman would be a perfect starting point, given that Tech is still considered in limbo between Underground and mainstream, he first needs to be taken seriously as an artist before he can play around on SNL… Again not disrespecting, just putting play on hold for a few moments and focus on the work for a short while

  • David M. Bricken

    My personal opinion on this matter is this. Over the past 7 years, I’ve noticed a skyrocket in Tech N9ne’s popularity and Strange Music as a whole. What makes Tech and Strange surpass the competition in this aspect is the simple fact that they’ve done it ALL on their own without the need from mainstream promotion. Since first hearing Tech N9ne on Twiztid’s “Maniac Killa” track off The Green Book album, I was immediately impressed and had to hear more. I went out and bought the reprises Anghellic album and never looked back. He has truly become one of my personal favorites. Though this may be a smart business move on behalf of Tech and the Strange family, I think it’s safe to say that the true “Technicians” would most likely take offense to this action because, as stated on the Absolute Power album, “The Industry Is Punks”. Then again, with his newest release All 6’s & 7’s, Tech states “I always said Tech wouldn’t go mainstream, mainstream would go Tech.” I have a strong feeling that those words were prophetic and now coming to fruition right before our eyes. Whatever choice he does decide to make, I’m sure his true fans will support him.

  • Spencer2f

    know is the perfect time with his huge explosion in popularity. plus it would be one of he few times i bother to watch late night TV.

  • The song was Serial Killa, Maniac killa was on freekshow…

  • I say go for it, itd be the shit to see Tech on conan!

  • David M. Bricken

    Oops, my bad. Lol! Still, I got my point across.

  • nowayhome

    Do it

  • Bigdog

    hell yea tech needs to get out there.

  • Mattgargus

    He should do it. It’d be an excellent marketing tool, and look what appearing on Jimmy Fallon did for Odd Future, and I’m pretty sure no one’s accused them of selling out. Anyone who’s seen Tech’s stage show can imagine the kind of damage he’d do in a short set for small late night crowd, and the viewers at home are going to be intrigued enough to go on Youtube, iTunes, wherever, to find more, the same way they did for Odd Future. It could be a huge coup for Strange Music.

  • Mattgargus

    If he did do SNL, can you imagine if they brought Krizz, Scoob, and Makzilla on there? Not to undermine your point, just saying, that would be damn hilarious…lol

  • Lopez?  Tech would make the show funny !!! haha YES! YES! YES!  Conan and Tech!  I DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT.  what ever plays out.  STRANGE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cashed13

    Do it… always forward, onto the next level baby.

  • CiNo

    I think the timing is PERFECT! I would love to see Tech N9ne on Conan. Anything that spreads Tech N9ne out there more, in a positive way, is great with me! DO IT!

  • CiNo

    You ended up contradicting yourself a bit there… First you said that true Technicians would be offended by this move, but in the end you say “his true fans will support him”… Aren’t “true Technicians” his “true fans”??? Well, whatever. I understood what u said. I still stand by the fact that Tech N9ne is also a business man and wants EVERYONE IN THE WORLD to hear him. He said that since the beginning. So how are true Technicians, or whatever, not gonna understand if he decides to take on a late night show?? I would love for that to happen. I support it to the fullest. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. And this is cool too. You get to see Tech N9ne perform on TV! And possibly get a cool, funny interview too! Be positive man.  🙂

  • CiNo

    Hell yeah! I think the best song to perform on one of those shows would be either “If I Could” or “He’s A Mental Giant”… but whatever song would be good for me. Just sayin’ those would be great choices. His verse from Worldwide Choppers would be killer. Or even “TECHNICIANS”!!! Shit! That would be doooope!!!!

  • Sincityvs300

    you should tottally do it man conan is perfect and so is jimmy fallon he even put odd future on late night so try jimmy falon 

  • Sincityvs300

    you should tottally do it man conan is perfect and so is jimmy fallon he even put odd future on late night so try jimmy falon 

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