Los Angeles, CA – To quote LL’s immortal line “Don’t name it a comeback. I’ve been right here for years” can be an understatement when speaking about Hip Hop’s unbiased king Tech N9ne.
Between touring, operating a label and making information of his personal the Kansas City MC seemingly hasn’t taken a pause in years. So it’s solely becoming that whereas followers are nonetheless soaking in his final album Planet, Tech simply revealed the title of his subsequent album N9na, and launched the dates of his Independent Grind Tour, which may also embody Krizz Kaliko, Dizzy Wright and Futuristic.
To tie all of it collectively the Strange Music CEO additionally simply dropped the primary single from N9na titled “My Own Zone,” and it options who else however his tourmates Dizzy and Futuristic.
In an unique dialog with RealStreetRadio, Tech teases an A-List collab with one among Hip Hop’s all-time nice producers, hints at signing Dizzy Wright and talks about being caught in the midst of a few of Hip Hop’s most infamous feuds.
RealStreetRadio: You simply dropped your first single since Planet with “My Own Zone.” I see you bought your tourmates Dizzy Wright and Futuristic on there.
Tech N9ne: Yes. The thought for the beat hit me July 17. I used to be at an amusement park and it hit me. I mentioned that is the one I wanna do with Dizzy [Wright] and Futuristic in assist of the tour.
There’s extra. It’s a set of songs underneath the title N9na (pronounced “Nina”) that’s my new challenge so the primary single “My Own Zone” is a part of the N9na assortment. I bought a pair extra songs popping out this month underneath the N9na assortment as effectively.
DX: N9na is a solo joint or like the subsequent chapter of Strangeulation?
Tech N9ne: N9na is my subsequent solo LP. It’s gonna come out someday subsequent 12 months however we’re gonna drop songs in assist of it for the rest of this 12 months. I’m nonetheless constructing it. I did Planet and went to my very own planet on the final document. This time round I’m letting all people know the creator much more, N9na.
DX: Last time we spoke I requested why you’d by no means labored with DJ Premier and also you mentioned you two have been each busy however making an attempt to place it collectively. Any replace on that?
Tech N9ne: Actually N9na can be the right document for him to do a observe or two on. Thank you for saying that.
DX: So you’re calling out DJ Premier? Is that what’s taking place proper now?
Tech N9ne: Yes. I’ve his quantity and I’m gonna need to name him and inform him to ship me some beats now. Thank you for saying that trigger I’ve been a lot on my grind that I don’t get to consider the whole lot on a regular basis, you already know what I’m saying however when individuals spark it I’m like that is the document to get Preemo on.
DX: On Dizzy’s verse [from “My Own Zone”] he eluded to you and him having 4 extra songs collectively. When I heard that it did make me marvel if that meant he was a part of the Strange Music household. Am I reaching or am I onto one thing?
Tech N9ne: Yeah, he did say that. I feel he’s pointing towards extra work we gotta do trigger we even have another, you already know what I’m saying, however I wouldn’t thoughts doing three extra with him to make that 4.
DX: So is signing him an actual chance?
Tech N9ne: We’re open to listen to what he has to say as a result of Travis [O’Guin] actually likes him as effectively.
DX: He’s bought a pleasant fanbase of his personal that might be a great match. So you’re calling out Preemo and also you’re calling out Dizzy Wright?
Tech N9ne: Yes!
DX: Carter V drops immediately. Did you per likelihood get a name to be on the album?
Tech N9ne: No I didn’t however I used to be on Carter IV so I’m pleased, and it was with Andre 3000 however all I gotta do is name Wayne and say ‘ship me one thing.’ (laughs) But I’m anxious to listen to how he comes [with Carter V] and perhaps I’ll do half six with him. I don’t know.
DX: Also popping out tonight is Logic’s Young Sinatra IV and talking of him it’s humorous, artists love you and but you’re all the time, not essentially in the midst of beefs however in the midst of individuals beefing.
Tech N9ne: (laughs) I’m all the time in the midst of beefs. It was Joyner and Logic after which no person knew it was Odd Future and B.o.B. who have been each on “Am I A Psycho?” I did knot know till later, then it was Eminem and MGK and now it was virtually Hopsin and Joyner Lucas trigger Hopsin mentioned ‘You don’t need that and I put that on the whole lot’ which was a quote from my track “Sriracha.”
What I’ve gathered is that I deal in MCs, so when you could have MCs like that and you’ve got open arms for all MCs that may actually go a few of them are usually not gonna agree. They by no means disagree with me and that’s a great factor.
DX: Eminem clearly wasn’t dissing you however he talked about you referring to MGK sending subs. Did you and Em speak to ensure the whole lot was all good?
Tech N9ne: They already know. That’s my household over there. They know. If you hearken to the track, MGK made it plural, ‘Y’all simply rap, y’all not gods. He didn’t say ‘you’ and ‘gonna want a physician. I’m not speaking concerning the one from Compton,’ he’s speaking about Dr. Dre however he mentioned ‘I ain’t talkin’ about Dre,’ so when Eminem introduced it out in his track and it grew to become obvious, everybody was saying ‘Tech knew all alongside.’ No. I don’t have time to dabble within the bullshit however I get it now. MGK referred to as me the subsequent day and was like, “Tech man, I’m sorry man. I might’ve given you the Rap Genius breakdown in the beginning to let you already know.’ I used to be like, “Nah man, I simply didn’t know that you simply was going at him like that. I didn’t suppose that you’d try this. He was like like ‘you already know, we’ve been going at it for some time over his daughter.’
It was a bizarre scenario as a result of after I was selling my track, I went to Rude Jude on earlier than my album got here out on March 2nd after I was making my rounds. And I went as much as Jude and I used to be like, ‘This is my new single it’s referred to as “No Reason” with MGK and one which’s referred to as “Don’t Nobody Want None.” I wanna play each of them after which in between us speaking he lined the mic and instructed me “I can’t play the MGK one,” and I used to be like “oh okay” and after we went to a different break I requested him what’s up with Marshall and MGK and he mentioned a very long time in the past [MGK] mentioned one thing about his daughter and I used to be like, “Oh, I do not forget that. That’s nonetheless going?”
I didn’t know they have been nonetheless going at one another as a result of when MGK first did the track he mentioned, “There’s just one possibility” and if you happen to hear within the background he says “White” so after we bought the document we have been like, “Is he speaking about Lil Whyte?” So I began googling Lil Whyte and I couldn’t discover something with [him and Lil Whyte] however I discovered one thing with Jellyroll in there. Jellyroll was mad at him and Yelawolf. I used to be like, “Damn! Who is the ‘white’ he’s speaking about in “It’s just one possibility (white), you gon’ want a physician?” I assumed he was speaking about Lil Whyte and I used to be like, “Why would he be speaking about Lil Whyte? Did they get into it?” But I used to be blindsided. I didn’t understand it was about Em, you already know what I’m saying. I don’t suppose the entire verse was about Em however the ‘God’ factor, so Em mentioned “Next time don’t use Tech N9ne to return at me with a submachine gun” however that’s my household they know that I don’t bought something to do with that.
DX: So after Em dropped “Not Alike” did you advise Kelly?
Tech N9ne: Nah, I mentioned he’s gonna have to return again. I mentioned ‘This is Hip Hop.’ This was when Em mentioned the ‘submachine gun’ line and I assume Kelly already had [his response] prepared. When he talked to me he was type of apologetic, “My dangerous Tech. It was all in enjoyable’ and I mentioned, “Whatcha gonna do?” And he mentioned, “I’ma say one thing.” I mentioned, “You bought to. This is Hip Hop.”
DX: You all the time wind up within the center.
Tech N9ne: Yes trigger I deal in MCs. Lots of people don’t like rappers. I like rappers. I’m one myself and I really like folks that take time with the craft and care and typically these MCs don’t suppose that different MCs are coming particularly once they’re on Tech N9ne’s document. Joyner Lucas mentioned what he needed to say after I instructed him what I mentioned. I mentioned, “I used to be simply eager to freestyle” and Joyner went and mentioned it (laughs). I wasn’t gonna say nothing, I nonetheless put it out for his followers and for my followers. They cherished it. After Joyner [spit what he spit] Logic most likely mentioned ‘shit I ain’t about to rap on that man, like that.’ I might have took the problem however, after which when all of it got here out Logic referred to as me and I mentioned, “Of course, that is MC shit man.” I ain’t no instigator.
DX: What else does Strange Music have coming down the pipeline?
Tech N9ne: Everything! We’re about to go on a brand new tour within the fall. The Independent Grind Tour with Krizz, Dizzy Wright and Futuristic and we’re taking our Bou Lou Beer on the entire tour. Krizz is about to begin development on his new album. We don’t know what it’s gonna be referred to as but however he’s about to begin gathering beats.
DX: Is this gonna be much like Go?
Tech N9ne: I doubt it very severely. It broke his coronary heart that the individuals missed [that album] so I doubt it however I instructed him to do what he feels not what he thinks different individuals need to hear. Keep doing you. Whatever you’re proper now take it increased.