In 2012 Tech N9ne earned his first gold record with “Caribou Lou.” A remarkable achievement for the independent pioneer.
Now, the legend of “Caribou Lou” continues.
According to the RIAA, as of June 20, the song that has launched a million hangovers has gone platinum!
Going platinum is one of the highest achievements for a recording artist. Every single person who steps into a studio dreams of selling over a million units, and for Tech to do it all independently is a remarkable achievement; one that was not lost on him and, the songs co-creator, Krizz Kaliko.
The pair took to Instagram to reflect on the monumental achievement.
So thankful for this job I have that’s powered by the fans! Thanx so much for the platinum record! You all have made me immortal! Because of you, I, will forever BE! I won’t die before the world outside of Strangeland find their reasons to honor our hard work and Beautiful Music! I will live to see MORE of the fruits of my, OUR, labor! Strange Music, where bullshit ain’t nothin but a chicken Wang on a strang! Photo captured by @dawn_oguin
Wat-loaf, Zebra, Fat boy, Fat Ass, Mon chi chi, “you suck”, you’ll never make it unless you put make up in your face, “How are you gonna sing & Rap”, things that people might say to you before you go platinum. CARIBOU LOU!!! Certified platinum record. Written by Aaron D Yates @therealtechn9ne & Samuel W.C. Watson #krizzkaliko Thank you to the fans that have been ridin with along this journey. Thx to @therealtechn9ne for pulling the genius out of me. Thx to @strangemusicceo for givinme a chance to do music for a job, to live out my dreams & take care of my family. To my wife for pushing me always to kill it writing these HITS and def thank you to my momma for never saying “Get a real job” and teaching me music. #strangemusicbaby #practicingmygrammyspeach “Okay” (krizz Kaliko voice)
We couldn’t have done it without the fans! Thank you Technicians for your unwavering support!