strange-music Header Image
strange-music Post
¡MAYDAY!, Sweatpants, and The Snake & Bat: New Merch Available Now!
Strange Music, Inc Store Banner

Main Article

POLL: Best Tech N9ne And CES Cru Collab?

Published: August 30, 2012 in CES Cru, Tech N9ne by

Tech N9ne & CES Cru

When you have so many elite emcees on one team, you’re bound to get a few golden collabs.

With the release of CES Cru’s 13, listeners were treated to yet another verbal slaughtering by way of Tech N9ne and CES on “It’s Over”. Although the track is a monster of a banger, it’s not the first time CES Cru has run into the Kansas City King on wax. Actually, this would make their fourth official collaboration.

So, staring down four stellar tracks of lyricism and dynamic delivery – seriously, the flows on all of them are pretty ridiculous, it’s time to see how they all stack up against one another.

From their first clash on Bad Season to CES Cru’s Strange Music debut, it’s all here.


“Livin’ Like I’m Dyin'”Bad Season

Tech N9ne - Bad Season

Serving as their introduction to Strangeland, “Livin’ Like I’m Dyin'” enlisted CES to join Tech N9ne, Kutt Calhoun, and Krizz Kaliko for what seemed like the last day on Earth. Don’t get it twisted though, it was all smiles here as the emcees traded verses about going out high on life with drinks, women, and a sick tendency for murdering beats.

“Give It Up” – Bonus from All 6’s And 7’s

Tech N9ne - All 6's And 7's

This may have been a Best Buy bonus, but everything about it was good enough to join the main tracks on All 6’s And 7’s. Recreating the raw atmosphere of a cypher, Ubiquitous and Godemis fired off some heavy bars on this collab that also brought in Lebowski for the opening. This is straight emceeing at its best.

“Unfair”Welcome To Strangeland

Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome To Strangeland

There’s just not enough we can say about this track. Everything about it is BIG. Big sound, big verses, big everything. Traveling through Strangeland, Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko bump into CES Cru and what ensues is an exhibition in pure lyricism with fantasy serving as the backdrop.

This was a prelude to CES Cru’s official spot on Strange Music.

“It’s Over” 13

CES Cru - "13"

CES Cru’s coming out party hit at the stroke of 13 in Strangeland and once again, the four-headed monster struck with a sickening banger backed by Seven’s production. The flows were precise, intricate, and packed a punch as CES Cru, Krizz Kaliko, and Tech N9ne gave up one of the year’s biggest posse cuts.




  • Which track did you vote for?

Let us know in the comments section below!

  • They’re all fucking rad. Give It Up had the greatest impact on me so that’s my favorite. Unfair is a killer, no doubt about it and Livin’ Like I’m Dyin’ and It’s Over are great tracks as well.

  • B scriBBles

    I picked Unfair just because all four kill it! I love every collab. I hope the next tour has Tech and crew, Mayday, and Ces Cru on it. That will be the best Strange tour EVER!

  • Mike

    What do you mean which Tech/Ces Cru collab was best? Don’t make me pick.

  • Panos

    Unfair is such a sick track they destroy it! Also like give it up because that was when i first noticed Ces Cru! Keep the collabs going!!

  • Nick

    You need… Shyza spray! Because they fuckin murdalized its over!

  • R3dbullxwiingz

    On amafrican psycho you should have another epic collabos!!! Dude tech man you see the demand for more


on while you can. You could check out a few of these other products.
Buy Now

Related Posts


Popular Topics


Tech N9ne


Recent Topics

Recent Replies