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5 Things Tech N9ne Fans Love To Debate

Published: February 12, 2015 in Tech N9ne by

Five Tech N9ne Debates

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a fanbase more vocal than Tech N9ne’s.

One of the greatest things about Technicians is how close they follow their favorite emcee. When Tech (does something), chances are they know about it. This close eye leads to much speculation and debate and makes being a Tech N9ne fan much more than just seeing him live and bumping his albums.

We put a list together of what we think are the most-debated topics amongst the legion of Technicians across the world.

Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments box below and tell us what we got right and what we got wrong. More debate!

Old Tech Vs New Tech

Old Tech N9ne vs. New Tech N9ne

“I like their old stuff,” is a phrase often heard from any diehard music fan, one who harks back to the day of a rawer sound, before it was “tainted” by newness or worn down inspiration. In Tech’s case it’s hard to say whether he was better back then or now, because it’s not a matter of better or worse, it’s just different. In the old days of Anghellic and Absolute Power, Tech exudes a raw, unpredictable energy, exhibiting more flows in one verse than some rappers do in their entire careers. Tech N9ne’s new music features more polish, with bigger production and more precise, intricate flows. Like a great jazz musician, Tech’s mastery of his instrument improves with age and experience, and he continues to surprise us with new tricks.


Tech Is Going Mainstream vs. Mainstream Is Going Tech

As Tech N9ne turns from hip hop’s best kept secret to somebody you can hear on the radio and see on TV, the debate is inevitable: is he going for the mainstream audience or is the mainstream finally catching on to this anomaly in the music business that’s managed to grow while the rest of the industry has sunk? “Is Mr. FTI himself really on BET right now? What?!”

You can’t expect a great artist to remain in obscurity forever, so the real debate ought to be: is Tech tailoring his music to sound like everything else, and is he doing it for the quick cash? Quick analysis would say “No.” With songs like “Unfair”, “Over It”, “American Horror Story”, “I’m Not A Saint”, and many more, Tech continues to push the creative and personal envelope with his music, reflecting his unending quest to put his life on wax and do it in a way that’s never been done before. However, when one listens to how downright eerie and particularly raw his early stuff was (especially Anghellic), one can understand the argument that Tech is changing with the times.

To the allegation that “Fragile” achieving radio success is a move towards the mainstream, Tech has repeatedly responded that a “fuck you” song achieving success on the radio is the most FTI thing that could possibly happen.

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The Best Tech N9ne Album

This debate is pretty self-explanatory, but in our experience we’ve encountered some recurrent arguments: “K.O.D. is Tech’s best album, hands down,” says the fans who love Tech for exposing the deepest and darkest parts of his soul and psyche for us to hear. Others (including Tech himself) will make the argument for Everready, saying that it’s his most polished and complete piece of work. Fans that love Tech at his rawest form will go for Anghellic, while others that love the “bigger” sound of Tech will usually lean towards All 6’s and 7’s. With so much material, it’s easy for this debate to be a difficult one, with no clear winners.

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Who Tech N9ne Should Collaborate With

With an artist that has an artistic repertoire as wide-ranging and expansive as Tech N9ne’s, the question of who he should work with could take all day to answer. The requested collaborations from fans range from mainstream hip hop (Jay Z, Nas, Eminem) to the underground (Immortal Technique, Jarren Benton, xxx) to EDM (Excision, Skrillex) to hard rock (Slipknot, Korn, Nine Inch Nails). Tech even collaborated with The Doors for pete’s sake, so we know by now that anything’s possible. Here’s to the next collaboration that will come out of left field and blow our mind.

Tech’s Best Verse

Surely this is the debate with no right answer. How do you rank awesomeness when there’s an over-abundance of it? One of the most prolific artists in hip hop, Tech N9ne has hopped on too many tracks to make it easy on anybody trying to pick his best bars. (Writer’s vote: second verse of “He’s A Mental Giant”…wait no “Strangeulation” cypher…actually “Unfair”…damnit).


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  • What topic do you find yourself debating the most?
  • Which topic do you think we left out?
  • What are your answers to each debate?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

  • Gravel Beltran

    why question talent? just enjoy the musical ride you’re taken on. the best “debates” you see in comments are whether or not Tech is the shit. xD some say he’s lost “it”, i say…they just don’t know the “it” when they hear it.

  • dakota smith

    why do people care if he goes mainstream or not………shit these are the same people who wanted others to know about tech and how dope he is then when people know about him they get mad at TECH smfh……….people can never be satisfied…….tech just keep doing u fuck everyone else

  • Ryan Wilson

    i want tech n9ne to come out with a greatest hit album that has bonus unheard before tracks with a 2 disk set

  • Vinnie Dean

    Just a plan fan from angelic on

  • Tosha

    I try not to debate about Tech he is dope as shit no matter what

  • Ben Dennis

    Wake up turn on strange music/ fuck you if your not interested or listing to it/ tech the hardest to ever do it in the music cant rufuse cuz your cluess/ skills bringing the movement sound bound/ to kick all your hallowed musicains doors down/ wayne and all the clowns rich off dumbfucks and unsolid ground/ tech built an army with soldiers round/ strange march coming to your town

  • Kaos Ysaguirre

    Techs greatest hits would have to be a mp3 cd. Or a 14 disk set

  • Emily Petri

    I’m going to just state that no die-hard fan would ever say “I like their old stuff”, they would say “his”.

  • Garrett Griffeth

    does anybody know the names of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, song?

  • Garrett Griffeth

    Or maybe just a play list

  • RandomViolentActs

    I just want tech and emiem do song together finally..wwc2 would be sick but their track needs to be just those two. 2 best rappers of all time.. Em is busy still putting slaughterhouse in his CD. He just doesn’t realize they are garbage and we’re never good.

  • Dave

    I was introduced through K.O.D so that will always be my go to. If it’s not that, Absolute Power takes the crown.

  • Jerico Gallegos

    Tech Is The Realest No Matter What, He’ll Always Have My Support As Well As The Rest Of Strange Music. In Music, I Say There Is Underground Music, There’s Mainstream Music, Then You Got Strange Music, They On They Own And They Doin Their Own Thing, And They Be The Realest That Can Be.

  • Paul Denzel Jr.

    Shiiit I been listening since Celsius! Can’t pick one album.

  • DaijahMae Crawley

    I was introduced to Tech with his K.O.D In the trunk and Am I a Psycho with Hopsin (love lol) and B.o.B( him too). Right after i heard them, I listened to all his music and even got the person who introduced me hooked to the Tech hooked on Klusterfuk. I think all his stories are my fave. Hands down Tech is just that artist people should wanna collab with and that’s no argument cause then people who say he weird gonna hear him with they fave artist and then be like damn he is good. But the best collab was in Worldwide Choppers but he does need one with Eminem just saying.

  • Andrew

    had Tech stayed the same sound through out his career i would of lost interest in him long time ago. yeah, his new stuff dont sound the same as older but people acting like they cant go find any of it anywhere and bump that shit. and all that mainstream bullshit, yall just mad because you aint shit and cant stand to see someone else succeed. and plus, the more money and publicity he gets, the better it is for us fans cuz that gives him the opportunity to do more. smfh all the people bitching about him going mainstream probably became a fan around the time something else came out so please please please shut up about him being a sell out

  • Jalil Middleton

    I like his “Be Warned” shit from 1996. I am currently listening to all of his albums (from Anghellic to All 6’s And 7’s)

  • Demetrius Davis-Boucher

    Honestly, I almost caught myself saying I didn’t like something I haven’t heard, or was used to hearing from Tech. But then I paused, and listened again, and just got way more into it than my mind first perceived it. Because to me, a true fan will love everything their favorite artist, and support them no matter what. My Dad played his stuff when I was walkin around in diapers, then caught back up as I got older and started listening on my own. So I know the feel of what his oldest music from when it first came out, because of that nostalgia stored into my subconscious. I used to get that vibe of being the only one of my friends knowing his existence, and it gives me chills when I hear his music being played and its not from me… cause I went nuts when I heard Fragile on the radio. Tech is one in Quintillion. Tech will be always be #1. Everything just keeps getting better. Keep rolling that Strange Train.

  • Just to input, First song I ever heard “The Beast” on a skateboard game. Ever since, you wont see me listening to music if Tech N9ne isn’t in the playlist.

  • dakota smith

    here are all the songs 🙂

    1. Stamina-Tech N9ne
    2. Sum’n like a pimp – paul wall
    3. Show em what crazy is – The Undergods
    4. Jump around the room – Matic Lee
    5. Kill em off – Yukmouth
    6. Sum Dem Murder – Yukmouth
    7. Believer – Bizzare
    8. Killin it – Tech N9ne
    9. Only time will tell – Ill Bill
    10. Problems – Twista
    11. Why – Prozac
    12. Violated – Cognito
    13. Born to be fly – Cognito

    hope this helps

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  • Lord Supreme

    -Only one best album? Sorry I can’t do that. I love them all.
    -The mainstream needs to go Tech because it sucks ass!! Tech is where rap should be.
    -Collabs? Has anyone seen Kung Fu Vampire? Dude was dope but he disappeared. Tech was in his video for Nightmare Walkin’ but it never panned out.
    -Old Vs New is a stupid argument because a musician is supposed to grow and change. If more people knew the fundamentals of music, they would know this.
    -Best Verse? All of them.

  • Carrie Kube

    I once joked with some friends that his next collab should be be John Moschitta, Jr. (the did those Micro Machines commercials in the 80s). The guy can talk faster than Tech N9ne can rap.


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