Interview: Tech N9ne Talks Collaborating With Jay Z & Drake, Strangeulation II, Never Changing His Style and The Devil’s Carnival
Tech N9ne sits with Arab Joe at Pushers Co and talks about finishing Strangeulation II at the Studio the night before, collaborating with Jay Z and Drake, never-changing his style and The Devil’s Carnival. In addition, Tech N9ne spoke about his collaboration with rapper T.I. He also shared that he kicked his drug habit over 10 years ago.
At 43 years old, Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne could be crowned the world’s oldest XXL Freshman. His song “Hood Go Crazy” is cracking mainstream outlets like MTV, hip-hop radio and festivals like Los Angeles’ Powerhouse — though he’d probably do just fine without them. Since starting his Strange Music label in 1999, his independent hustle has been almost invisible from mainstream view, but it’s proven more lucrative than many traditional paths. Forbes consistently names him one of rap’s “Cash Kings” — on this year’s list, they suspect he brought in more money than Rick Ross and J. Cole. His 15th album, Special Effects, just entered the Billboard 200 at Number Four, marking his highest debut and highest sales week to date.
Source: Rolling Stone/Real Talk Hip Hop
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