Tech N9ne Gets Props and Praise from Slipknot, System of a Down, MGK, and More
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:56:40
The king of independent rap Kansas City’s Tech N9ne has made such a poignant impact across the music world that everybody from rockers to rappers continually sing his praises. Five Finger Death Punch sought him out for their pulverizing cover of LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” while Lil Wayne tapped him for the mesmerizing and mind-blowing “Interlude” from Tha Carter IV also featuring none other than André 3000 of OutKast. Tech has earned his stripes with chart-topping releases and sold out tours left and right. He deserves every accolade.
His forthcoming new album, Special Effects, number 15 to be exact, will be out via his own Strange Music May 4, 2015. It’s got all the makings of a true classic from Tech. Given the energy and excitement surrounding the album, everybody from Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour to Serj Tankian of System of a Down shared thoughts on Tech in this exclusive ARTISTdirect.com feature.
What can you say about Tech N9ne?
Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour
Corey Taylor: Tech N9ne is fucking awesome! I think he’s one of the most talented rappers out there. He’s consistently killer, and he’s extremely smart and clever. I loved working with him. We did something really cool.
Serj Tankian of System of a Down
Serj Tankian: Tech N9ne is extremely talented. I had fun working on "Straight Out the Gate" on Something Else with him, meeting him, and doing the video with him. He's a very cool guy. He's not just an amazing MC, he's rhythmically one of the fastest rappers I've ever seen. I was just really blown away by him and his presence, and we became friends. It's a good thing. I think we made a great song.
Chino Moreno of Deftones, Team Sleep, & ††† (Crosses)
Chino Moreno: Tech’s dope! Killer was a really cool album. He’s got such interesting word patters, and he’s super-fast. I definitely like that.