Always supportive of the Strange Music movement, XXL weighs in on Tech N9ne’s 13th studio album saying that “Tech’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.” That opinion is reflected in their “XL” rating for Something Else!
The reviewer, Eric Diep, commends Tech N9ne’s ability to meld inventive lyricism with cross-genre sounds to create something that has kept him progressing in the rap game. He also addresses the large variety of not only artists featured on the album, but the variety in content as well, pointing out Tech’s advancement through Fire, Water and Earth.
…the KCMO native stands out for delivering lyricism, covering a wide swath of topics and blending genres to make a sound that stands out on its own. With names like The Doors and Kendrick Lamar paying their respects on Something Else, Tech’s signature intensity is on course for mainstream embracement. Here, he teeters between his darkest emotional songs and surefire hits that are clear signs of him transcending underground hip-hop.
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