Tech N9ne Plays A Homeless Man For Krizz Kaliko Video

Feb 19 2016


It’s not every day that you see Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko utilizing the bus stops of Kansas City. Preparing for the release of Krizz Kaliko’s upcoming album titled GO, Krizz and Tech N9ne took to the streets of Kansas City for a video shoot. 

Not all the details on the video have been revealed, but we do know that the video involves Tech N9ne playing the role of a homeless man (Yes, one of the most recent rappers to be featured in Forbes playing a homeless man). Through Tech’s Instagram, you can see some behind-the-scenes footage of the two Kansas City icons traveling to some of the city’s most cherished locations, including Crown Center and Gates BBQ

The footage gives us an idea of the kind of love they receive in their hometown. While waiting at multiple bus stops, Tech and Krizz are greeted by pedestrians. One woman, believing that Tech was actually homeless, donated the change she had on her to Tech’s Starbucks cup. The love doesn’t stop on Kansas City’s end, for Tech countered the woman’s offer with a hundred dollar bill. Pretty nice guys, huh?


Bus stop! Uh do the bus stop!

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Highjacking the bus!

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Everyone knows me even in disguise! A Dirty disguise! Lol

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So we were shooting a video today for one of @krizzkaliko new songs and they had me PLAYING a homeless person. We rode around Kc all day on a bus provided by Kcs own Metro bus station. Throughout the day we got on and off the bus to get shots of me on several bus stops. While PLAYING a homeless man with dirty damaged clothes, some people wouldn’t look my way like usual as T9 but those who got close enough were elated that they caught me in the heart of the city PLAYING homeless. I reached a bus stop right near the corner of 39th and Broadway getting ready for the director to yell action when this elderly lady came and sat beside me carrying a beat up bag and clothes to match. She was deep in like a catatonic state but still slightly coherent while waiting on a bus to arrive. She had to be in her late 60s, pale skin, brown haired Caucasian woman. At that moment sitting at the bus stop with her, I noticed she was NOT PLAYING to be unfortunate, she was the real thing! I had this sadness come over me cause while I’m PLAYING to be unfortunate, she had pain in her beautiful light brown right eye that was visible to me and I’m going to my mansion after we are done with this video. After my video director shot the scene, he asked her nicely, are you ok? Cause she was in the shot. She nodded yes and he shot some more footage. As we loaded on to our bus leaving the lady on the bus stop waiting on the real bus, the look in her eye kept PLAYING over and over inside my head thinkin, what was she thinkin? Where was she going? Why was she by herself when it looked as if she could barely move? As the day was coming to a close and we were on our last bus stop right across from Crown Center, I sat still on the stop with the elderly lady situation PLAYING in my head. All of a sudden this other elderly lady probably early 50s sits beside me and puts 50 cents in my money cup. I sat there for a sec then said, no, I’m PLAYING homeless in this video baby I’m not really homeless. I reached into my pocket and gave her 100 dollars and said thank you so much! She cried and said is this real? I said yes, I’m not PLAYING! This part is real! All this to say, Homelessness aint a PLAYING matter

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