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Fan Wonders: ‘Is Tech N9ne’s Best Work Behind Him?’

Published: September 13, 2011 in Tech N9ne by

Tech N9ne Fan Wonders If His Best Days Are Behind HimTech N9ne is one of the rare artists that has actually progressed in flow, technique, delivery, and content throughout his entire career. One fan wonders, was he better when he started, or is he better now?

In this video the fan argues that the production of Don Juan and Midwestside Records is the true sound of Kansas City: “It’s a wonderful kind of sound” he says, citing that 90% of producers in Kansas City were influenced by Don Juan in one way or another. Therefore, his argument is for Tech N9ne’s older work as opposed to the new, such as The Calm Before The Storm, which is in his eyes, “straight mob shit.”

To his credit, the fan rounds out his viewpoint, and cites that Seven is a “cold-ass producer”, and gives Tech props on the movement that he has created, despite being a fan of his beginning work.

His bottom-line: He’s got to give it up to Tech because “that nigga go hard”, but says that the “Midwest sound” from his old stuff needs to be brought back, because it is missing from his new stuff.

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What do YOU think!? Do you think there truly is a “Midwest sound” that is missing from Tech’s work of today? Leave your thoughts below!

  • I feel that his best work was in the middle of his career. Post Calm Before the Storm but pre The Gates Mixed Plate. I actually only give All 6’s and 7’s a 4/10. It had some great tracks, but as an overall album is underwhelmed me for sure. This of course, is just my opinion.

  • Davtiangevo

    tech grew alot from his music, and honestly i think hes only getting better and better. doesn’t mean you have to leave out his shit from the start cuz.. in my eyes he was the best out when he started and has truly grown to the title of the best rapper alive

  • Trojan17

    keep smokin the weed.  open your mouth when you talk.  the old music is old.  the new is new.  get over it.  imo, the old stuff isnt anywhere near as good sounding as now.  beat speaking.  lyrics can come off better according to the beat.  but that was the beat style back then.  this is now.  goodnight.

  • Rap_goon

    juggalos have been following him since angelic,how do i know this?because im a juggalo n have been following him ever since.i can remember the very first song i ever heard from him it was”Einstein” n that song blew me the fuk away,i was like whoa!did i just hear that! n i was hooked ever since.I think tech deserves every bit of credit he gets because out of all the rappers in the MO he has never ever ever once let us down n thats some 100 shit rite there.yeah,his style has changed over the years but can you name an artist who hasn’t?change is definitely good for him and i look forward to every stage of his evolution n thats a promise.maybe i dont like some of his collabs but those dont make his career,his hard work, fluent lyric spittin tongue,and aggressive impressive show stopping attacks on stage have already made him a legend regardless of how mainstream he maybe going.plus he much more mature in his mindset then he was 11 years ago or more i mean every album in succession has its ups and its downs but one things for sure even if you hate ya gotta luv’em…..mmT9L

  • i could say, his flow has matured and is better overall, but his punchlines have grown weak in my opinion. I love tech, and i dont wanna get crucified for saying that, but thats what i believe. Maybe theres something wrong with me, lol. Songs like “trapped in a psychos body”, “T9X”, ust hit home in my opinion, I’ll even go with “hunterish” and “blacken the sun”. I know he’s trying to impress more people with wordplay and he’s probably toned down his explicit lyracism for a broader audience, i dont know. Ill always love tech, but thats me, i cant feel him like i used to.

  • Doc

    prob for putting something like this up on your site

  • Doc

    props*

  • Yo

    Until a person passes, you have pretty much zero place “stating” when his or her best work was. Tech’s no doubt able to bring it, you can argue punchlines and such, but he hasn’t shown much weakness yet imo. 6s and 7s was madness and he definitely got a load of fans with that release. Already there’s more to come, so soon, expectations are high, let the man finish his work.

  • Yo

    The thing about nowadays is that everybody is too much of a damn critic. Youtube, review websites. Honestly, I have a never-ending headache from emotionally-attached egos and how fuckin’ quick people are to state their opinions even before listening to a whole song or getting the full details. It’s like the people who shit on Wayne 24-7. It’s beyond fucking old now, I’m sick of seeing it.

  • Yo

    The thing about nowadays is that everybody is too much of a damn critic. Youtube, review websites. Honestly, I have a never-ending headache from emotionally-attached egos and how fuckin’ quick people are to state their opinions even before listening to a whole song or getting the full details. It’s like the people who shit on Wayne 24-7. It’s beyond fucking old now, I’m sick of seeing it.

  • Well I understand wanting to better yourself, wanting to be the best, or
    atleast the best you can be. On The Gates Mixed Plate he has a song
    called Harvey Dent where he says “You don’t like the new shit, go buy
    the old shit you know what im sayin i gotta evolve!” but that’s what it
    is though is you gained this following being Absolute power, being
    Anghellic, being Calm Before The Storm and Everready. You don’t have to change you need to keep doing what got you where you are now. Don’t confuse it as some hatin shit cuz i like the new shit i love the
    old shit. It’s whatever really,
    tech has given me more hits than the average artist can muster up so
    regardless what he does or says or even if i don’t like where he goes with his
    music, i will continue to buy every album he produces as a thank you for
    every track he has made that I consider immortal tracks. not
    human.

  • Hopeforthefuture

    I don’t know why Strange even wastes time on these youtube losers. If they are doing it on someone who has talent, like a musician, than that is one thing, but this kid is a waste of space.

  • Jmeells

    Until 6’s and7’s came out he was done. Killer and some of his other new work sounds like bragging radio music. He chose wisely to re-invent. You have to understand no one can sound as raw as when they came out.

  • Flattblack76

    tech dope. his style is unmatcheed by any artist on the radio or on MTV. ive been listening to tech since CELCIUS. ANghellic is my favorite album. his flow and sound has changed a bit..but hes still the shit. done.

  • mark

    What the fuck. Icy Rock produced the best songs on Anghellic

  • mark

    What the fuck. Icy Rock produced the best songs on Anghellic

  • Zackhauser87

    Tech, I’m gonna follow you whatever you do bro.. I grew up with you and you had a huge influence on the man i am today! I dont care what anyone says, your the most known unknown! Flat out.. every song, every record.. ill as shit! No ifs, ands or buts!

  • Aidankm

    Man Tech and Strange Music  is the Mid-West sound!  Tech Kutt & Krizz put it down on every album and in every town they come through.  As a loyal technician and long time street teamer I have seen this grow from next to nothing to the international phenomonon it has become.  I can’t believe after all this time everybody still loves hatin on Tech.  Well guess what we aint going nowhere and betta believe its gonna keep being “SuWooop buisness”  Keep doing your thing Tech much Snake and Bat Loyalty down here in Creek County Ok

  • Aidankm

    Man Tech and Strange Music  is the Mid-West sound!  Tech Kutt & Krizz put it down on every album and in every town they come through.  As a loyal technician and long time street teamer I have seen this grow from next to nothing to the international phenomonon it has become.  I can’t believe after all this time everybody still loves hatin on Tech.  Well guess what we aint going nowhere and betta believe its gonna keep being “SuWooop buisness”  Keep doing your thing Tech much Snake and Bat Loyalty down here in Creek County Ok

  • Josetorres421

    I think he speaks truth in his words tech is loosing his beat unlike the older albums

  • will i think that has steal got it  and will all ways will

  • Anonymous

    I love tech n9ne but Ive noticed a dip in quality starting with his double album.  the albums have gotten worse and worse.  There are some gems throughout, but the overall quality has diminished.  I feel tech n9ne was at his best and truest form during 2005-2008

  • wow really? life is all about change and i personally have enjoyed the changes in the records of tech if u keep wit the same ass shit forever then its gon get boring but since thats not case keep rockin tech ilove ur music and that means ALL OF IT do ya thang baby!!!!

  • I agree, but as TECH changes. I change with him because he still goes hard and never will cease to. I do miss the old shit though.

  • I agree, but as TECH changes. I change with him because he still goes hard and never will cease to. I do miss the old shit though.

  • KIDWITDEGUN

    well, i cant really watch that guy for 11 minutes, but i know what he means. i must say, you guys have some balls of talking about it. i guess, most other labels would run scared from topics like this. once again, SM showing, that they ar nothing but real.

    to the topic, i heard the nina say, that he most admires his music on Everready. that album is truely amazing. but so is KOD. and as long as tech drops music like Delusional,  i will just keep on being a fan.

    I’d rahter be surprised by artists than have delivered what i already know.  tech hast translated that midwest sound into something we listen to all around the world, like me in germany.  i dont think anyone can really get that midwest out of tech. and by giving me already two songs with lil wayne on ’em, that i can actually listen to, tech has done the unthinkable. ok, i’m out.

  • Darnell

    Tech back in the day was buried so deep under ground, and now hes rising to the tope. But I agree a little bit because some of his music is almost sounding Mainstream, theres no ‘Rawness’ to it.

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