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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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  • Visutox

    Eminem's verse in Speedom continues Rap God [2]

    15 May 9:38pm Reply
  • glsjawtomatica

    I'm really surprised how bad the new album is; I consider Tech one of the more consistent hip-hop artists around. Is he trying to dumb it down for a mass audience? Is it bad production? What's changed? Something Else was an amazing album.

    8 May 2:49am Reply
  • AlexWooP

    Speedom <3

    6 May 3:17am Reply
  • MrAudico

    I'm not diggin this new album. Or his last one, as a matter of fact.

    4 May 7:03pm Reply
  • Ghose100

    Eminem's verse in Speedom continues Rap God

    4 May 3:25pm Reply
  • elnimio

    That's the most impressive rapping by Eminem I've ever heard. needs to do more of that

    4 May 2:00am Reply
  • game1

    Special Effects is my pretender to AOTY

    3 May 5:26pm Reply
  • Lord-Schiggy

    new album is sick

    3 May 8:58am Reply
  • salnikoff

    Speeeeedom! [3]

    2 May 10:17pm Reply
  • timothybarnes

    Speedom. That Eminem verse is better than his last four albums and Shady XV Disks 1 and 2.

    1 May 10:04pm Reply
  • _stubbs_

    Speeeeedom! [2]

    22 Apr 3:55am Reply
  • StickyFinga


    21 Apr 9:34pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    Speedom is great

    20 Apr 8:03pm Reply
  • igorthe_killers

    The best! <3

    16 Apr 4:21am Reply
  • sr_picpic

    i will never get tired of listening to happy ending

    18 Mar 9:11pm Reply
  • m-hide

    comparing Tech to Drake ... you guys stupid as fuck. Two completely different styles and sounds and shitting on something just because it's popular makes you guys fucking hypocrites, since Tech got pretty popular and to be honest, I think the quality of his creation downgraded. The only albums I enjoy from him are the old ones - till K.O.D., after those I lost all interest in his music.

    19 Feb 11:41pm Reply
  • faster320

    Чувак ваще тащит!!!!!!!!!

    3 Feb 11:30am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    @Shadow19231 any music basically should not be liked by everyone. but in case with good & independent music it just does not get a promotion like the average & popular so it is allright that he is not so popular. although Tech n9ne IS popular!

    11 Jan 4:13pm Reply
  • Dietah


    2 Jan 3:18pm Reply
  • slipkoZ

    Узнал о этих чуваках на кнотфесте, очень понравились:) Заебатые поцы

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
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