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Kansas City MO, United States (1991 – present)

Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne or Tecca Nina is an American rapper, co-owner of Strange Music Records and actor. His career has spanned over 24 years, during which he has released eleven albums. According to the He’s a Mental Giant Songfacts, his stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast rhyming style. (Tech is short for technique and 9 is the number of completion. That’s why he says the technique’s complete so often.)

His tenth studio album, K.O.D., was released October 27, 2009. He has spent his illustrious career making sure he’s been grinding harder than the average rapper, and is the best selling artist out of his hometown. With nine solo albums and two powerhouse collaboration projects under his belt, the Kansas City MC’s flow is sharper and slicker than it’s ever been.
“This is another roller coaster ride,” explains TECH N9NE about the release. “When it came time for Sickology 101, I knew I wanted to do a collabo album based on the study of being sick. It’s a beginner’s course for people who don’t know how to be sick lyrically or how to choose sick beats. It all starts with beats because they tell me exactly what to do.” Epic beats from YoungFyre, Wyshmaster, Seven and Matic Lee set the stage for TECH N9NE to weave his introspective and sometimes roguish lyrics around.


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  • eN4ez

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    26 Sep 9:18pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    The good musik should not be loved by everyone, so I do not see the problem that Drake is more popular than Tech N9ne. 602K listeners is quite enough though, so I don't think that he is really underrated or any kind.

    21 Sep 9:58pm Reply
  • Shadow19231

    They would mention Drake and Lil Wayne because the sad reality is that those two are apparently the gold standard. You can't ignore that fact, and he's saying "Why?"

    21 Sep 4:31pm Reply
  • Misowata

    Again in Poland, please! <3

    5 Sep 8:33pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Why the hell did you even mention Drake and Lil Wayne ? Tech n9ne is cool yes but forget about Waynizzi and Drakeezii...

    31 Jul 11:14pm Reply
  • StankyDonkey

    Together we are, a powerful force, as one mind body & soul... Haha! Technicians!!!

    23 Jul 9:28pm Reply
  • _SliMTecH_

    Tech N9ne is one of top and best rappers alive.. I really don't know why he is not loved instead of the two pathetic Lil' Wayne and Drake..

    13 Jul 2:25am Reply
  • grammakov

    he actually makes hip hop interesting

    4 Jul 6:46am Reply
  • Alexander_APS


    17 Jun 12:59pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    He gets so much hate because of his new stuff lol . Also maybe for his first albums .. Listen to his K.O.D. & Killer and you will know why hes the best lol .

    4 Jun 1:17am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    @PerWiktorsson no.

    4 Jun 1:16am Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

    Also Make Waves brings me back to The Hybrid Theory EP in a fresh ass way

    30 May 5:49pm Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

    The world will only ever have one Tech. He does what he does, he does it above the average, and thats all he needs.

    30 May 5:45pm Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    His flow on Over It is totally insane.

    21 May 8:53pm Reply
  • mlleblondeh

    17 May 1:36pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    last ep is sick too. best rapper ever actually.

    11 May 11:26pm Reply
  • StuartMeiny

    When she compare me to Eminem, I said: "I'm different", she said "how", I said "I'm black and I can say nigger, bitch!"

    11 May 4:34am Reply
  • grammakov

    рвет череп

    6 May 1:54pm Reply
  • deaftong

    Make Waves the best!

    28 Apr 7:55am Reply
  • saintina

    Bang! Bang! Bang! For Strange!

    20 Apr 1:02am Reply
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