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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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  • Roxerg

    how does number 9 represent 'i' in any way? Or is it Tech Nninene?

    28 Jul 1:28pm Reply
  • n9ne1501

    @ieatmidgets creative approach for music, he can find himself in every type of beat or sound, amazing flow, lyrical ability and he has pretty catchy music for dark sounding and all that. Plus he has many relatable songs, for people that are littlebit different. And quality of his music is always on top. Twista became medicore after like first 5 albums? Then he tried to stay with new trends but it wasn't working at all, so now most of people don't give a shit about him. Nowadays I can only listen him on features.

    14 Jun 9:05pm Reply
  • TrapInYeezyMind

    [2] תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד

    8 Jun 3:59am Reply
  • CutonetHapasim

    תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד תתאבד

    8 Jun 1:33am Reply
  • ieatmidgets

    I truly do not understand the hype surrounding this guy. He can rap fast. So can Twista and no one gives a shit about him anymore. Someone please tell me what the appeal is. Maybe I just found his shittier material or something.

    4 Jun 3:06am Reply
  • 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
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    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
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