Tech N9ne Reveals Dream Collaboration & Defends Lil Yachty [Interview]

Oct 26 2016


Tech N9ne discusses a plethora of topics with

During his time in Green Bay, WI, Tech sat down with writer Isaac Ford of UpcomingHipHop, discussing multiple events happening for the Kansas City chopper. He talked up about the development of his label and the talent signed to it, the label ‘Killer Clown’ being somewhat sabotaged by the latest clown craze sweeping the country, and the love he receives in Minneapolis from Rhymesayers.

Bringing up his latest interview with Peter Parker during his time at GO 95.3 at the beginning of the tour, Tech also mentions there was a dream collaboration that he finally was able to achieve that is featured on the album. He explains:

“My dream collaboration, and this is my first time [actually] saying it, I have been wanting to work with Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry. It’s a song, straight from my heart, called “Anywhere” because I’d rather be anywhere but here. All these bad things happening, you mention my Aunty, I am going through a divorce, the music is free now because of streaming. We are making masterpieces and getting paid pennies for it. It’s a sad song but it’s beautiful and it’s produced by Kon Artis of D12.”

When someone who has served in the rap game for more than 10-20 years, it seems natural to ask them about the shifts of hip-hop. However, Tech eloquently describes how our new school audiences are hungry for what is being released now.

Nelly has a song with Tim McGraw, [I] have a song with The Doors. You said a key word, ‘Old Heads’, and old heads will never understand the young. I mean of course we laugh at a bunch of stuff that’s on the radio, I get it. They are kids, they don’t care… They are smokin weed and drinkin lean, they get it. I mean you aren’t gonna hear [Lil Yatchy] on a song with Eminem, but Lil Yatchy sounds great on a song with D.R.A.M. and it works, “Broccoli” works.

Just because they aren’t master rappers doesn’t mean they don’t have a place in this music because this music has so many places you can go. If you don’t like that, then don’t go there. If you are saying they are taking all the shine, I don’t think that’s correct because you have top sellers like Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Jay-Z, Eminem. It keeps going and it’s all out here for you…”

Be prepared to learn a thing or two from Tech N9ne.

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