Tech N9ne Interview with Renegade Rip [Audio]

Nov 10 2011

Jason Ours

Clocking in at just over twenty minutes, this interview with Tech N9ne, conducted by Renegade Rip from Bakersfield College in Southern California hits on many interesting topics – from why Tech is on cloud nine right now – to the origins of “Alucard” – to future culinary (!) plans – to the duality of his inner-conflict, and many topics in-between.

Tech starts the interview by stating that his fans changed his life – “I was a bum with talent, they saved my life.” He also claims he can see the big picture – the full scope of everything the fans do for him – when he sees himself taking care of his family and kids. This should be no news to the Technician – as his pre-order track for All 6’s And 7’s – “F.A.N.S.” – let all of us (the fans) know just how important we really were to him.

Fans may remember an E.P. by the name of Seepage – a little gem that came out after K.O.D. – after Tech said he wanted to stray away from the dark and depressing songs for a while. Seepage was a beautiful album of darkness that…well…seeped out of Tech as he was making his transition. One such song on that E.P. – “Alucard” (Dracula backwards) – became a fan favorite. In this podcast interview, Tech reveals the origins for this song by saying that he feels like Dracula – an immortal – when he sees his fellow rappers and idols coming down from their apexes – their height – and Tech is still climbing up his mountain.

As a total – and totally welcome – surprise, Tech reveals that he wants to open up a restaurant, but not just any, a five-star one. Anticipation brews over this revelation – perhaps a bar stocked with Caribou Lou’s and KC Tea?

The last major topic Tech touches on is the duality of his own inner-conflict. On one hand, he is plagued with the sadness associated with his sick mother saying “I party all the time because I need to muffle the sad,” but on the other hand he says “I love my conflict, it makes for beautiful music. I am a beautiful clusterfuck.”

Listen to the full podcast HERE.