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    Tech N9ne Interview From RapTalk.net

    The link will take you to the video, but the sound quality is terrible so i have copied and pasted the interview below.
    http://raptalk.net/website/content/view/1760/54/

    Raptalk.Net: We're right here with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko. How are you boys doing?

    Tech N9ne: Raptalk.Net, what's cracking man? We kicking it like donkeys, feeling like monkeys as usual. What up?

    Raptalk.Net: (Laughs) I'm doing well. My first question is how does it feel to be apart of Rock the Bells?

    Tech N9ne: Oh my God, it's a beautiful thing. When you're in your own world and create your own world, all you know is you. When you come outside of that world to a place like Rock the Bells with a lot of major artists on it, and they all commend you on it and it's all a family oriented ordeal, it's a wonderful thing.

    Raptalk.Net: How is the tour treating you so far?

    Tech N9ne: Very nice. Everybody, there are no assholes on this tour that I've discovered. Everybody is showing us love and respect.

    Krizz Kaliko: It seems from the crowd, some of the people don't know us and there hands are crossed like this. When they start knowing all the songs and hands go up. When we get off the stage, they all congratulate us as we walk through the crowd.

    Tech N9ne: They've showed us a lot of love.

    Raptalk.Net: "The Killer" album went number one on the independent charts. It sold a whole lot of units. Tell us about your independent success.

    Tech N9ne: It's a wonderful thing to be independent. After "Killer" came out and we reached that one million mark with sales, ever since then it's been stuff like Paid Dues, Rock the Bells, Billboard articles. It's a wonderful thing to be independent and call your own shots. Everybody is on one accord now, paying attention to what we do. It's a wonderful thing.

    Raptalk.Net: Over a million sold independent. Some artists have a tough time reaching 100K on major labels if we can be honest. A million independent is fantastic so my next question for that is, would you ever consider signing to a major?

    Tech N9ne: I mean if we sign to a major, it don't sound too good.

    Krizz Kaliko: They'd have to sign our label.

    Tech N9ne: Yeah, they'd have to sign the label. It would have to be for a lot of money. Me and my partner put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this. We're not trying to hear that. Of course we don't have video and radio so maybe we could use that, but other than that, it doesn't sound attractive unless it's something "monsterific."

    Raptalk.Net: I don't blame you. What they do is put the major radio and television machine behind you. You guys look good to me with a million sold independent.

    Tech N9ne: They gotta' pay for those blood, sweat and tears. I don't know if they have enough money to do that though.

    Raptalk.Net: You don't think so huh?

    Tech N9ne: (laughs) No

    Raptalk.Net: What advice would you give to any up and coming independent artists?

    Tech N9ne: No matter how hard it gets, when you start out it's hard as hell. Money is hard to come by. If you believe in it, you will achieve in it. Don't let anybody discourage you. They told me a lot of times, even my family members told me "you need to get a side job or another job" because they thought it seemed like a hobby. I didn't believe it was a hobby. I felt it was something I had to say that a lot of people try to get into. And now it's happening like I planned. Now I'm over here in Toronto; I've never been to Toronto. I get to preach my gospel to a lot more people.

    Raptalk.Net: I'm sure everyone is supporting you now.

    Tech N9ne: Yes. We still have a long way to go though. I have a lot of places that I haven't been that we have to go. My quest is to get into the rest of the world. That is my quest. I've never been to Japan so we gotta' get over there to Japan. I'm finally about to go to Amsterdam, I've never been there before. Switzerland, I've never been there before. It's happening like I planned. My plan is to get into the rest of the world so I have a little way to go. We have some more millions to sell.

    Krizz Kaliko: All you gotta' do is be there once. (As woman walks by Krizz turns head) WOOOO!

    Tech N9ne: (laughs)

    Krizz Kaliko: (laughs) that's our little call.

    Raptalk.Net: Thank God for this nice Toronto weather today allowing them to wear that.

    Krizz Kaliko: (laughs) Yes! Thank you Toronto! Toronto! Thank you Toronto.

    Raptalk.Net: (Laughs) "Sickology 101" was recently released and also did good numbers for an independent project. Are there any more albums with that collaboration concept planned at this time?

    Tech N9ne: Well we do them every year. The Tech N9ne collabo's that was the second one that we've done. It's usually an appetizer to get ready for the big album. The big album that "Sickology" got you ready for is called "K.O.D." which will come out October 27th. We do them every year and will do another one next year. I don't know what it'll be called because the impulse usually just hits with me and Travis. Travis will call me and be like "hey man we need to do some more collabo's" and I'll be like (snaps fingers) "Sickology 101." I said the word "Sickology" in a past song on a past album. The album was "Everready" and I said it on "Welcome to the Midwest", a song with me and Krizz Kaliko. I said something like "get ready for Sickology." I won't know until we get on stage and do it tonight. I said the word "Sickology" in that song and it always stuck out to me.

    Krizz Kaliko: We were joking around about going over the lyrics "Sickology, yeah I said Sickology everybody!"

    Tech N9ne: we're gonna' do another one {collabo album] next year I'm sure. This is the year of "K.O.D." and I can't tell you what it stands for because we're having a contest to see if people can guess it around album time. Sorry that I can't tell you what "K.O.D." stands for.

    Raptalk.Net: What type of producers and guest appearances are you working with for "K.O.D.?"

    Tech N9ne: I actually won't start until Tuesday. I was supposed to start last week on Monday but we were finishing our DVD that is going to come out this year. "Strictly Strange" is our first live show DVD. I lost one week so we will start on Tuesday. I've been talking to Cory Taylor from Slipknot, trying to get him to do a chorus for us. I've been trying to get at Three 6 Mafia. I want to try and get at Beth Gibbons from Portishead. I really want to get at Trent Reznor to see if I can get a track out of him, possibly a chorus. A lot of different types of people. Of course Krizz Kaliko is going to come out sing and out rap everybody on it too. His album is about to come out July 14h and he is going to let everybody know that he is "Genius."

    Raptalk.Net: Is that the name of the album?

    Krizz Kaliko: The name of the album is "Genius." It's coming out in two weeks! (editor's note: release date is July 14). July 14th and I can't wait for the world to hear it. People keep coming up and saying "I can't wait for "Genius" and I'm like "I can't wait for you to hear it" (laughs). It's probably the best I feel and this is a big statement, but I feel it's the best work I've ever done. If they got "Vitiligo" which was my first album, this is leaps and bounds above that album. July 14th, you tell me.

    Tech N9ne: You're going to listen to it and say "WOOOOO"

    Krizz Kaliko: (laughs)

    Raptalk.Net: So July 14th, "Genius" and October 27th, "K.O.D." It's going to be a big year for you guys.

    Tech N9ne: Totally, and also we have another artist by the name of Big Scoob coming out with his first solo album and it's called "Monsterific" and it comes out September 15th. We also just signed Brotha Lynch Hung from Sacramento so be looking for "Dinner & a Movie" sometime this year hopefully if we're lucky.

    Raptalk.Net: that is good news right here. Brotha Lynch Hung has a large following on the west coast. Congratulations on that move.

    Tech N9ne: Totally, thank you.

    Raptalk.Net: That is it. Raptalk.Net, Lunatic and we have Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko.

    Krizz Kaliko: Kali baby!

    Tech N9ne: Tech N9ne on Raptalk.Net!

    Raptalk.Net: Do you guys have any last words for Raptalk?

    Tech N9ne: Celebrate life.

    Krizz Kaliko: "Genius!" and WOOOOO! (laughs).

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    Me and someone else on this site had a debate about whether tech said sickology or psychology on welcome to the midwest, and it looks like i was right.

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    Yup!

    Quote Originally Posted by S.L.A.D.A.N.
    Me and someone else on this site had a debate about whether tech said sickology or psychology on welcome to the midwest, and it looks like i was right.

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    thanks LTB that was a shitty soundin vid, but it looked nice. lol.

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    lol, i remember that, he debated with me also

    Quote Originally Posted by S.L.A.D.A.N.
    Me and someone else on this site had a debate about whether tech said sickology or psychology on welcome to the midwest, and it looks like i was right.

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    what do you want?
    you admit Im right now? don't disagree my knowledge is on a quantum level
    Quote Originally Posted by S.L.A.D.A.N.
    Me and someone else on this site had a debate about whether tech said sickology or psychology on welcome to the midwest, and it looks like i was right.

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    yeah they thought I was insane. But im actually GENIUS oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh

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    This is one of the more exciting parts of the interview no ones really talking bout. Cory Taylor on KOD would be dope. But who the fuck is Beth Gibbons and Trent Reznor?

    Tech N9ne:I've been talking to Cory Taylor from Slipknot, trying to get him to do a chorus for us. I've been trying to get at Three 6 Mafia. I want to try and get at Beth Gibbons from Portishead. I really want to get at Trent Reznor to see if I can get a track out of him, possibly a chorus. A lot of different types of people. Of course Krizz Kaliko is going to come out sing and out rap everybody on it too. His album is about to come out July 14h and he is going to let everybody know that he is "Genius."

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    Trent Reznor, NIN (NINE INCH NAILS)...they are fuckin hardcore.
    have NO clue who beth gibbons is.

    Quote Originally Posted by LTB
    This is one of the more exciting parts of the interview no ones really talking bout. Cory Taylor on KOD would be dope. But who the fuck is Beth Gibbons and Trent Reznor?


    Tech N9ne:I've been talking to Cory Taylor from Slipknot, trying to get him to do a chorus for us. I've been trying to get at Three 6 Mafia. I want to try and get at Beth Gibbons from Portishead. I really want to get at Trent Reznor to see if I can get a track out of him, possibly a chorus. A lot of different types of people. Of course Krizz Kaliko is going to come out sing and out rap everybody on it too. His album is about to come out July 14h and he is going to let everybody know that he is "Genius."
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    Ah, yes Trent Reznor would be a great addition, and since he mentions cory too, it sounds like there may be some hardcore/rock/kabosh like songs on the album as well. I like the way this is sounding.

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