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Who Does He Catch? – Tech N9ne Speaks On His Music And Disconnect To Black Culture In HipHopDX Interview

Published: April 24, 2013 in Tech N9ne by

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Coming from the underground and rising to the top, there’s still a market that Tech has yet to capture: urban America.

Tech N9ne addresses this and much more in an interview with HipHopDX that was done at Tech’s appearance at the 2013 Paid Dues Festival.

On his appeal to Black America, Tech says:

DX: You think there’s a disconnect between your music and black culture?

Tech N9ne: Yeah, a big one. But you got a lot of black folks coming to my show now and saying, “Not all us are missing you.” And I am a lot different than the regular rapper. That artwork? No, not a regular rapper. They say that looks like Rock N’ Roll, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeath, Alice Cooper shit. I have those influences. I’m not going to change that. I’m not the everyday run-of-the-mill. So just imagine how everyone felt when they saw me on the BET Cypher, “That’s the same motherfucker?” That’s so beautiful to me. You can’t stop it no matter how much you talk shit about it, saying, “That’s the devil shit.” Here I am. I’m going to keep on popping up.

The very conversational interview takes a lot of unexpected twists and turns, from Tech N9ne’s phone wallpaper, to his affinity for the show Girls on HBO, to revisiting his F.T.I. campaign that would prove to be a game-changer.

Click here to read the entire interview.

  • What do you think is the effect of Tech N9ne’s music on Black America?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

  • strangelyfe

    whats foolish in my opinion is how so many turn a blind eye to what is different. Tech is a ARTIST, not just hip hop not just rock, he is a culmination of what what he was exposed to. As a individual and defintly as an artist you have to grow, and be influence by outside forces (including vastly different types of music) where would hip hop be if it wasnt for motown, soul and funk? it wouldnt exsist..Tech n9ne made a difference musically by embracing what others didnt (and most still dont) being who he was living in the moment and as he moved forward having to come to grips with decisions of his past as they affected his eventual future (its alive” prime example) you look at new material, and some dont like it, not understanding that EBAH & Boiling point were a flipside…..ebah was a counting to all the “benefits” of becoming bigger, and seeing success, and then boiling point focused on all the backlash…you can tell from stuff like “dont tweet this” he is enjoying the parties, when they are there…but then the flipside is stuff like “fire in ac” where he sees the world is a fucked up place and not everyone can or will expierence all the same joys he has or has had the ability to expierence (the noose prime example AGAIN)…..There is a growth musically, and if more of the younger and older crowds of Black culture & Black america could stop stereotyping themselves and each other the growth and acceptance of who he is as an artist would be celebrated…with out growth things become stagnant.


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