Tech Talks Jay-Z And Rick Ross On KABOSH, Plus Inspiration For ‘The Boogieman’ [Interview]

Jul 23 2011

Victor Sandoval

As controversial as it may seem, Tech N9ne’s desire to work with bigger and bigger stars is growing with every successful album.

The collection of names on All 6’s And 7’s is a strong indication of Tech’s ability to bring other artists into Strangeland. Speaking with HipHopDX.com from Strange Music HQ, Tech revealed that he was still hoping for a collaboration with Rick Ross and Jay-Z for his KABOSH project. On the promising collaboration, Tech said:

“I’m gonna go after Rick Ross and Jay [for features] on my Rock album Kabosh. I sent out for them on that, and Ross said he’s ready whenever. I dig Ross, and I’ve always dug Jay. I did a tour with Jay years ago, and when I would see him, I’d nod and he’d nod back. He always had a bunch of people around him, and I didn’t want to crowd him. That was way back when Dame Dash was with him, and I’d be talking to Dame backstage near the food. And Dame would just say, “I always knew he was hot…always knew he was hot.”

Thinking back to his visit with Lil Wayne in prison, Tech also explained the inspiration for “The Boogieman”, and how Lil Wayne played a role in that. He expresses how “The Boogieman” is a real representation of who he is, and hopes that people can identify with it:

“A lot of people really don’t know my face because it was covered up. So now you’re seeing a different me. What I mean by a different me, is it’s always been the king, the clown and the G. So now you’re seeing the G without no face paint. And then you see the face paint and ask, ‘Is that the same Tech N9ne from the ‘Wake Up Show?’ “

No doubt, Tech N9ne is ready to lead the entire world into Strangeland with KABOSH. As more news continues to leak out, fans are growing excited to finally hear the long awaited project first mentioned in 2006. Living in the music industry as the boogieman, Tech N9ne is finally making the myth a reality.

Click here to read the full interview.

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“The Boogieman” was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

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