Tech N9ne Talks To MTV On Tupac’s Influence For Music Video [Interview]

Jun 17 2011

There’s just no telling where Tech N9ne’s many inspirations could come from. Following news of his biggest week on Billboard with All 6’s And 7’s, MTV has released a new video interview with Tech from his Strange Music offices. Speaking on the official “He’s A Mental Giant” music video, Tech reveals that Tupac Shakur actually had a hand in steering the direction of the video after a chance encounter. Tech said of the incident:

“I used to tell everybody I was from K.C.; they was like, ‘They let y’all rap in Kansas City? How’s Dorothy and Toto?’ ” he recalled of the ribbing he got from ‘Pac and other rappers. “I’m like, ‘OK, watch this.’ “

The result was Tech’s twistedly strange take on a Wizard Of Oz theme for “He’s A Mental Giant”. Running through a crazed land with his alter-egos, Tech escapes with his sanity intact. With a legend like Tupac still influencing him creatively, it’s no wonder Tech N9ne shot up to #4 on Billboard’s Top 200.

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