”Something Else’ Goes Pop Without Selling Out’ – VIBE Reviews ‘Something Else’

Aug 2 2013

Jeff Nelson

Tech N9ne "Something Else" Vibe Review

 

Add one more huge publication to the list of rave reviews for Something Else.

VIBE added their two cents to Tech N9ne’s monumental album with their review published today. The article examines Tech N9ne’s increased acceptance into mainstream culture whereas before he was an outcast. Through his increased exposure and artistic growth, the music has changed, but it has never been compromised.

VIBE says:

“…the final portion of the LP, Earth, which deals more with the idea of hope, is where things take off and show Tech’s artistic growth. “Believe” is the album’s standout track—an inspiring tune about overcoming racism, and probably a bit more pop-inflected than die-hard Tech N9ne fans have ever heard him before—featuring an incredible vocal performance from local Kansas City vocalist Kortney Leveringston, doing what sounds like the best Beyoncé impression of all time. And then there’s “Strange 2013,” a reworking of The Doors “Strange Days,” produced by Fredwreck and featuring all the members of the band, including Ray Manzarek, who passed away in May. A ballsy collaboration like that could have sounded forced, but here it doesn’t, with the Doors stepping more into Tech’s world, sonically, than he into theirs. It’s very cool.”

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