Produced by Willie B, the almost bare instrumental lives on percussion resembling that of a marching band leading listeners to the final resting place of the individuals opposing Jay Rock and Tech N9ne. Light piano notes rise and imitate the beeps of a life support system, giving the track a more menacing atmosphere. Weaving a story of revenge and fatal consequences, Jay Rock picks up the pace and hits over bar after bar in a series of deadly rhymes. Krizz Kaliko steps in to cover the hook, giving the track some compassion and soul. Taking no prisoners, Tech N9ne drops in and begins to unleash a multisyllabic flow that warns all enemies against crossing his path:
“Cuz I got kids nigga, and I’ll do a bid nigga
for the safety of my babies, crazy, now look what I did nigga”
Delivering one of the strongest performances on Follow Me Home, Tech N9ne ups the ante and continues to prove that he can blaze any style of production. The storytelling on “Kill Or Be Killed” makes for an exciting and suspenseful first listen, with many more listens to follow once fans catch Tech N9ne’s unbelievable verse.
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Stay tuned for Tech N9ne’s outstanding interview when he explains the meaning behind “Kill Or Be Killed”!