2011 was the year that Tech N9ne broke through to the industry, but it may also be remembered as the year that Tech N9ne finally clicked with music critics everywhere.
After becoming HipHopDX‘s Emcee Of The Year and finding himself on every major top 10 list in 2011, Tech N9ne is now becoming a popular pick for staff members of several online entertainment outlets. The latest “best of” list comes from 411Mania.com with their 411 Staff Music Picks Of 2011. Various staff members for the site compiled their top 10 albums of 2011. Many of the usual suspects were on the lists, including Watch The Throne, Adele, and The Black Keys. For staff member Tony Acero, 2011’s best included Tech N9ne’s All 6’s And 7’s, which he praised with:
“Truly, his content is as scattershot as his rapping and there’s not a damned thing wrong with that. His ability to flow coherently, consistently, and rapidly is so hard to do. Seriously, just ask Twista. While the ability to spit faster than a 13 year old’s first time is impressive, there is something more needed to be on a list such as this. Lyrics and content go hand in hand, and sometimes all I ask for is for the person in question to make sense. The last thing I want as a listener is to hear people throwing words around simply because they rhyme. Tech can easily go this route, considering the excessive speed he lays his lines down, but he refuses to do so and I can do nothing but appreciate this.”
With All 6’s And 7’s going on to become such a hit record, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t one of the best releases in 2011. Now that critics are glued to Tech N9ne’s sound, 2012 may prove to give the mental giant even more notoriety.
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