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‘There Are No F*ckin Rules’ – Tech N9ne Weighs In On Hip Hop In XXL 15 Year Anniversary Issue

Published: August 14, 2012 in Tech N9ne by

Tech N9ne In New XXL September Issue

When it comes to the hip hop industry, there are no rules and no one knows that better than Tech N9ne.

For its 15 Year Anniversary issue, XXL gathers the top hip hop rules to live by for a new article titled “How We Do It”. With the likes of Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and Rakim weighing in, the independent king of hip hop, Tech N9ne, offered up a bit of his own advice:

What I learned about the rules in hip hop is that there are no fuckin’ rules, because everybody can say what they wanna say on Twitter nowadays, talk about muthafuckas’ family without getting fucked up. In this business – music business period, not just in hip hop – there are no rules, because muthafuckas can take your money. You got to be business-savvy.

The new XXL issue also includes a special “Show & Prove” feature on Strange Music’s own Stevie Stone.

Be sure to pick up the September issue of XXL, now available everywhere!

  • What do you think about Tech’s hip hop rules?
  • Do you have any?

Let us know in the comments section below!



  • Rules:

    1) If you can’t rhyme, you can’t rap
    2) Don’t battle KRS-One

  • RapRoss

    The best that ever lived

  • only one f*cking rule always keep it a hundred

  • Damage

    Only one rule.
    #1. Make real shit not bullshit.

  • KardinalKain

    I agree with Tech. Hip Hop use to be all about keeping it 100, now days people wanna hear lollipop lyrics and hard bass lines that can be played to the masses. So you gotta keep it business-savvy to keep the money coming, but to elevate your game to become a legend you are to reach beyond that and spit real shit and have people relate with your music. That defines a real and true Lyricist and why Tech is one of the greatest of all time.


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