‘Strange Music Has No Weak Links’ – Hot New Hip Hop Reviews Tech N9ne Collabos – ‘Strangeulation’

May 7 2014

Jeff Nelson

HNHH review

Hot New Hip Hop gave their two cents on Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangeulation, acclaiming it as a great compilation of style and substance.

In their review of Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangeulation, HNHH cites how compilation albums are dependent on chemistry between the artists, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. According to HNHH, Strangeulation achieves this beautifully according because the artists on Strange Music have such great chemistry, as evidenced by the “Strangeulation” cyphers and countless tracks on the record, like “Nobody Cares (Remix)” which HNHH cites as a prime example of something that could have easily failed but was rousing success instead.

“On an artist-to-artist level, only G.O.O.D. Music has the consistency in skill that Strange demonstrates here. Rittz, Jay Rock, Ces Cru, Krizz Kaliko, MURS, Brotha Lynch Hung, Stevie Stone and especially ¡MAYDAY! are all spectacular artists in their own right; each with acclaimed solo careers of their own. But what really makes this album work is that every member of the pack sounds like they were meant to perform with each other for their entire lives. In fact, the best songs on the release generally involve heavy mix and matching. On just about any other label, eight artists on a single track would be a risky move, but the “Nobody Cares” remix featuring Tech,Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Mayday & Ces Cru sounds like destiny. A lot of this perceived chemistry is derived from the music itself. The team of in-house producers (shout out to Seven) does an top-notch job of giving the album a unified sound. If one were to strip the lyrics away, the album (minus “Na Na”) would flow beautifully on just its instrumentals. Tracks flow into each other seamlessly.”

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