Tech N9ne Says Eminem Is His Favorite Emcee And Dream Collab In XXL Interview

May 7 2014


In a game of 21 questions submitted by fans to XXL, Tech N9ne revealed his high admiration for a fellow God MC.

In a XXL’s article “Ask Tech Anything”, one fan posed the one of those quintessential questions to Tech N9ne that you’d wonder why he hasn’t answered it already: “Who’s the best rapper in the game?” Tech answered none other than St. Joseph, Missouri-born emcee and hip hop icon Eminem.

Why? Well let Tech tell it…

Best rapper in the game? Man, Eminem is a complete MC to me. He’s a complete MC, man. Not everybody lets you in; I’m one of the ones that lets you in. Personal life and everything. There’s no personal stuff about him because he’s the most lyric flipping motherfucker in the world like he is. But he has substance as well. I really like that. I really like people that can let people in. I told that to Slaughterhouse when they first got their deal. Everybody knows y’all master rappers. It’s cool that you have that on there. But let people in. That’s how you gain fans. That’s something that never goes away. That’s why Eminem is just humongous, because he has talent. He has rhythm. He has substance and he has flow like no other. There’s other fucking murderous MCs out of there. Don’t get me wrong. Joell is a murderer. Crooked I is a murderer. Twista is a murderer. Same as Busta. Eminem is at the top of his game when it comes to patterns, when it comes to wordplay. When it comes to substance. That’s some hella competition boy. Friendly competition, but hella. Oooh, shit!

That’s what I go buy! I gotta go buy the hardest niggas to push myself harder. I obviously see what Eminem and Dre and them be doing because I want my shit to measure up to that. I feel like that’s my lane. I feel like that’s where I should be doing music at that level. Eventually, I’ma be doing music with them niggas. Straight up. Even if it’s just a collabo, you know what I am saying? ‘Cause I know I am dope enough to do it. I know I got a lot of substance, motherfucker. There’s nobody that sounds like me. I met all the qualifications.

On top of that Tech gave the same answer to the question “Who is your dream collab?”

My dream collab has always been Eminem.

The admiration is mutual, as Eminem has expressed his recognition of Tech N9ne’s skills in past interviews. Will the two ever get on a song together and give hip hop the track it so desperately wants? As fans of great music, we can only hope!

On top of that Tech answered questions like…

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  • What’s Tech’s favorite movie?

Shout outs to XXL for the dope piece.




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