Strange Music Box: XXL’s Ultimate “Tech N9ne Collabos” Playlist


It’s no mystery that hip-hop fans more partial to mainstream sounds aren’t completely up on Tech N9ne’s skills. There’s a chance that the Kansas City, Missouri veteran’s name rings faint bells for those glued to radio dials, but the inner workings of the eccentric MC’s 10-year career go largely undiscovered. Yet, that doesn’t mean the less-adventurous rap heads’ favorite artists aren’t hip to Tech’s Strange Music game. Beneath the surface, Tech N9ne has worked with a diverse lineup of peers, from higher-profile names to more niche spitters.

Today, marks the release of Tech N9ne’s third “collabos” album, The Gates Mixed Plate. Like its two predecessors (2007’s Misery Loves Kompany and 2009’s Sickology 101), the album finds the underground king performing alongside his Strange Music labelmates (such as Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun) and a slew of unsigned talent. Inspired by his latest the-more-the-merrier LP, here’s our own tailor-made Tech N9ne Collabos play list, made up of the independent hustler’s best jams featuring fan faves from outside the Strange Music camp. It’s absolute power in numbers.

1) “The Anthem” (feat. Rza, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharaohe Monch, Jayo Felony, Chino XL, Kool G Rap, KRS-One); Sway & King Tech’s This or That, 1999

2) “Blackboy” (feat. Brother J, Ice Cube, Krizz Kaliko); Killer, 2008

  • 2muchanime305

    1st!!!!

    Tech N9ne!!!!!!!

  • techhhhhhhhhhhhh

    this is the best artist in the world, no doubt!!!!!!!!!

    after pac we have now tech n9ne

  • sparkcity911

    WHO IS THIS CLOWN…NEVER HEARD OF HIM…
    ON TO DA NEXT…….PEACE

    • Anonymous

      sparkcity911 you are ignorant, he’s featured in XXL and is the best independent artist in the world, with 4 #1 records in a row….KNOW YOUR SHIT, give him a chance then talk shit

    • Matt

      Don’t make him clown and have to go put on his RED NOSE… hit up youtube and listen to Red Nose cuz yous a punk

  • jjjjjjjdd

    sparkcity911 you are a bitch!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m in france and i know who is tech n9ne! look his featuring. he is the best independan artist of the world. ignorant!!

  • Estanislao

    Yall forgot My World with Brotha Lynch & Dalima, best Tech joint ever!

    • smitty702

      Word son!

  • http://www.iap-tv.com Harra$$dadon

    KC Tea! My nicca! He still cant fux with T-rock’s Pushin or Laugh! http://WWW.Rocksolidmusiconline.ning.com

  • kussshblowa

    sparkcity get off lil waynes dick and discover real rap. techs been rippin niggas up since you were in diapers.

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  • JamiGyrl

    No word to express how much you KICK ASS !!!!!!! MUAH !!!

  • Matt

    Glad Tech is gettin some recognition finally… Jellysickle is the only one on here that makes my top 10 list tho!

  • FatDaddyLove

    i still feel that these playlists went too mainstream. go pick up anghellic, Misery Loves Kompany, Calm before the storm, Celcius. Shit like that, the albums with just the SM logo nd heart. Thats all u need, if u can’t just accept the heart he puts into the song by himself instead of who’s on it don’t even try man… its gonna bang either way to me