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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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  • 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
  • Q459


    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Alin_

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Roc_A_Fella

    HAPPY B-DAY @TechN9ne!!!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    OG-Gurda's dedication to trolling is amusing to say the least. He/she seems to have managed a curt, pass-remarkable comment on pretty much every well-known hip-hop artist’s shoutbox... running through the roster at lightning speed. I think there’s a degree of sincerity in this case though, which is particularly amusing.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Shadow19231

    @ OG-Gurda Why shouldn't the "good musik" be enjoyed by everyone?

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • eN4ez

    Worldwide Choppers (instrumental)lιlι.ιl..ιllιlι.ιl..ιllιlι.ιl

    26 Sep 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Misowata

    Again in Poland, please! <3

    5 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • StankyDonkey

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

    23 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • grammakov

    he actually makes hip hop interesting

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Alexander_APS


    17 Jun 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    @PerWiktorsson no.

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

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

    30 May 2014 Reply
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