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‘Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap’ – Fans Weigh In On Tech N9ne’s Absence [Social]

Published: June 25, 2012 in Tech N9ne by

The Art Of Rap - Where Was Tech N9ne?

During a recent interview on Sway In The Morning, Tech N9ne addressed his absence in Ice-T’s The Art Of Rap documentary, explaining that he felt he had something to say as the #1 independent rapper in the world.

Ice-T’s acclaimed documentary was the West Coast legend’s way of giving back to the genre and culture that helped him build a successful career. Featuring interviews and freestyles from the biggest names in hip hop, the documentary included the likes of Eminem, Kanye West, Rakim, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Immortal Technique, Chino XL, Ice Cube, and many more.

Strange Music fans who caught the film though, may have taken note of Tech N9ne’s absence as the Kansas City King did not appear for an interview or freestyle. While there is an argument to be made for the many names that did not appear in the film, many fans feel as though the independent culture of hip hop was not represented by the obvious choice: Tech N9ne.

Following Tech’s comments on not appearing in the documentary, we asked the Strange Music fans to weigh in with their opinion and let us know what they thought.

Check out what the fans had to say below!

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“Tech N9ne is the art of rap. A few more documentaries on him would be just fine!” – Karla Schulz

“I was thinking the same thing when I saw the trailer” – Brett Cambra

I completely agree. I was upset to see that he wasn’t.” – Zach James

“Hell Fucking Yeah,Tech sticks to the true art of being a MC” – Louis Critical

“Fuck yes! StrangeMusic shouldve definitely been in that shit.” – Alex Durnil

“Guaranteed Tech N9ne is one of tha niggas that have been in tha game tha longest nd one of tha oldest still in it. He’s tha best.” – Ivory Jazz Smith

“Tech N9ne is the michelangelo of rap” – Christopher Cole

“Tech N9ne introduced the art of strange into the rap game, HELL YEAH!!!” – Reed Speed Bryant

“Hell yeah..why no love for Tech?” – Jesse Berkavich

“I think he shoulda. Or he should get his own documentary because of how much he has done for the underground music industry. Mainstream went tech, tech didn’t go mainstream. He deserves to be recognized for his accomplishments and being one of the truest artists in the music scene. He took his talent and started up his own label giving artists that may have not had a chance in the mainstream music industry and made them huge and gave them a following. Tech n9ne fans are the shit. Technician for life baby 🙂 I love/live strange music ♥ i love u Tech” – Desirae Stockard

“hell yeah Tech shoulda been … the number 1 independant in the world? now thts wht i call something from nothing !!!!” – Michael Perry

“I was WONDERIN’ why tech wasn’t apart of that. SMH.” – Marcus Mystic Swan

“Went from nobody to somebody..” – Derrick Begay

“He should of been on there especially when IceT said he interviewed the best at the art and underground” – Nathaly Sanchez

“Tech should be featured on every documentary having to do with rap.” – Marshall Guffy

“Definetly, Tech deserves his spot in this movie, nobody’s working as hard as him in the game right now.” – David Larouche

“They should of had him in there. He been there the whole time doing his thang with more years under his belt than most. Especially being like the new age master p on the hustle tip” – Likwid Eyece

  • What do you think? Should Tech N9ne have been tapped for the documentary?
  • Who else was overlooked?

Let us know in the comments section below!

  • Pretty simple answer, really…

    “…I only used people I knew. I went in and
    interviewed all the people that I was familiar with, that were in my
    address book. This would basically be my peers: the people I toured
    with, the people I know from my time in Hip Hop.”

  • i honestly think they should make another film and broadin there horizons not just on ppl they know or who they have met but put thee time and effort to find artist who mad a difference and who are working hard to make the music business what it is today

  • Ted

    They interviewed Tech N9ne in the book “How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC” — and they also got the same people as that movie too… so the book is way better, way more in-depth and has Tech N9ne in it!!

  • Eminem’s sister

    sobecaspur • a few seconds ago −+Flag as inappropriateHow do I get to Shade45 radio station?, I beleive to be em’s sisterrrrrrr, sobe me!!! rah, rah!!! ms leave me alone anonymous girl three, messeges/ im an angel!!! email me at im in killamazoo MI/ 808 bendin’ went away from the KCMOo.Barb Rah

  • Rog the Disciple

    How any rappers in this world do you know who can deliver a rhyme in reserve at such a rapid speed with clear vocals? Non what so ever and that is the end case closed in my Perry Mason voice!

  • Fan of Great music

    The Jokerr, thats who

  • chris orange atl ga

    tech is the best in the world when it comes to the rap game… hes setting a world fukin record right now and i kno that man is about to die doing it… hes puttin it on for us.. the technicians…


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