Independent Kingpin Tech N9ne Has The #4 Album In The Country

Jun 15 2011

June 15, 2011

Am I in the Twilight Zone?” wonders Tech N9ne on the song “Strangeland” from All 6’s & 7’s, his new album. “‘Cause my mic’s on but I never thought the world would buy my songs!

Surpassing personal expectations and those of the entire record industry, Tech N9ne’s decade-plus of fanbase-building pays off with the phenomenal out-of-the-box success of his new album All 6’s and 7’s, released on the revered rapper’s own label, Strange Music, last Tuesday 6/7. A first week Soundscan total of 55,806 units landed All 6’s & 7’s at the #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart as well as the #1 Independent album chart and #1 Rap album chart, overall.

Tech will never go mainstream/ Mainstream will go Tech,” Tech N9ne promises on the new album’s “Love Me Tomorrow.” On All 6’s and 7’s this is a prophecy fulfilled with stunning appearances by Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain, B.o.B., E-40, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, Chino Moreno and Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition) and others. Standout track “Worldwide Choppers” (co-starring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes plus an explosive coterie of international MCs) has already been hailed as a classic anthem, pushing hip-hop into new territories.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out Tech N9ne live this summer on “All 6’s and 7’s — The Tour.” And check out what the critics are saying about Tech N9ne’s new masterpiece of an album:

“It’s a dark, deep, and diverse exercise in musical murder that sees Tech completely surpass his peers and grasp hip hop supremacy once and for all. After one listen to All 6’s and 7’s, it’s clear that rap is Tech’s game…This is the hip hop album of the year…” – Rick Florino – (5 out 5)

“…the album remains entirely Tech N9ne — a torrent of bipolar rhymes, alternating deliveries, vocal tones and tempos. This is a sinister, melodic masterpiece from one of hip-hop’s most unique talents.” AOL’s The Boombox

“Through the years, Tech N9ne has become a heralded lyricist for his rapid-fire wordplay and, while this surely shines through All 6’s and 7’s, an added strength is the album’s range of content.” XXL Magazine

“Tech N9ne balances established veterans with newcomers, high-energy rhymes with substance filled bars and heavy beats with softer melodies. Keeping the listener intrigued, All 6’s and 7’s doesn’t disappoint as a well-balanced offering. In fact, this album has the potential of being his breakout release, an effort that may very well recruit more “Technicians” to his ever-growing fan base.” – HipHopDX (4 out of 5)

“All 6’s and 7’s is an admirable attempt at balancing Tech’s heavy-metal rep and hard-won maturity.” – Spin Magazine

“A project of remarkable artistic range and undeniable commercial clout, the album is the result of an underappreciated artist calling in favors and stepping up his game. “All 6’s and 7’s” isn’t merely his best release since 2008’s “Killer” — it might be the best album of Tech N9ne’s career.” Kansas City Star

“Tech N9ne was given the spotlight on this album, and he took full advantage of it. He went out and created an album that will be familiar to older fans, while securing guests and tracks that will likely welcome fans that are new to his music. Tech has stated for years that he will never go mainstream and that the mainstream will go Tech, and that is exactly what happened.”

“…the most powerful independent artist in the country – and at a time when being signed to a major label is only a small step above sharecropping, you can make the case that he’s one of the most powerful artists period.“ DJ Booth

“…he brings one of the most intricate flows to hip hop, and with the prep for his latest effort All 6′s & 7′s, it seems the larger hip hop community has finally taken notice. …Tech N9ne is able to open himself up without losing what has made him one of the most undeniably talented distinct artists in music.”

“Tech is just as masterful on the mic as he’s ever been, with his ultra-fast delivery and remarkable hardcore lyricism still intact and backed by generally solid production.”

“All 6′s & 7′s is sure to be The definitive Tech N9ne album. With his most powerful and impactful music to date, coupled with the amazing roster of features. Tech N9ne gets set to take Hip Hop to an entirely different level.”

“…the psycho-trip of All 6’s and 7’s is bound to be Tech’s most commercially successful album, and rightfully so… In all honesty, Tech himself is still the highlight, orchestrating a compulsive array of soundscapes that reflects the inner struggles of his own head. You’ll need a lyric sheet to keep up to what he spits, but you don’t even need to listen word for word. Most of the time, you can feel it in the masterfully crafted beats and in the passion of his delivery.” – Hear Hear Music Blog

“Tech N9ne has remained level-headed and talented through 12 albums and has yet to explode into the mainstream. But after listening to this album you’ll realize the recurring line in “Worldwide Choppers” is true: “I’m light years ahead of my peers.” Hear Hear Music Blog


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