Tech N9ne Says It Took One Month to Record New Album

Between constant touring and regular releases, Tech N9ne is always on his grind. Next Tuesday (November 8), on his 40th birthday and just four months after his last album, the Kansas City rapper will be dropping his latest release, Welcome to Strangeland. Despite being on the road for most of the year, Tech recently told XXLMag.com that it didn’t take long for the new project to come together.

“I got off the last tour and I was in the studio two days later,” he said, adding that the entire recording process took no longer than a month and a half. “I already had the beats before I got home, so we had a lot of the choruses done already. So I just get in the studio and write and record them.”

As for what fans can expect, the Strange Music general said that his Technicians will be pleased. “The album is actually intricate, how I put it together,” he explained. “Every song is linked rhythmically and in rhyme form. It’s really dope. It’s crazy that something came together that quick, after something as massive as All 6’s and 7’s. And we’re still shooting videos for All 6’s and 7’s.”

Last week, Tech dropped a song from the project on XXLMag.com. “Slave,” featuring Kutt Kalhoun and Krizz Kaliko, recounts the hard work that the Strange Music team puts in. “I work hard out here, man,” Tech said of the motivation behind the song and his verse. “That’s just my story. I work for the love of my children and my mom’s sickness. My verse was talking about momma having diabetes, and how everything falls on my shoulders everywhere I go. Everybody is depending on me.”

Welcome to Strangeland will be available on November 8. —Adam Fleischer

  • marcus focus

    THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rah

      r u retarded?… really the greatest rapper of all times? FUCK OUTA HERE. Tech’s sick but he definitly nowhere close to the best rapper of all times…dumbass

      • N9NJA

        THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      • GnatShirt

        Don’t be an ass, he was just stating his opinion. Tech is the greatest rapper of all time, just say’n.

      • http://www.official3sixty.com Alexx “Official3Sixty” Byrd

        Greatest rapper of all time.

      • supreme

        THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Casey Anthony

        He is the best rapper of all times you idiot.

      • http://www.therealtechn9ne.com Tony C.

        GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • max

        nigga u da dumbass TECH N9NE BEST RAPPER EVER FUCCEVERYTHANG ELSE ……….NIGGA STRANGE MUSIC

      • Jh12

        Greatest of all time! Wait in case you didn’t get that.
        GREATEST FUCKING RAPPER OF ALL TIMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jmadrid

        Besides Honkey em whos better then tech

  • BILLY FLAME

    THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • corey

    i heard it only took dr. dre 3 weeks to make detox…

    • Ryan

      well dre isnt as talented as tech lyrically or in flow. and tech just got off of his all 6s and 7s tour (which killed) and tech already was getting ready to start his lost cities tour which is alot of stress giving to him. so im sure he could make an album of that quality in three weeks giving the difference in surcumstances.

    • N9nestein

      And its still not out….

    • WhatTheHellYouTalkinBout

      3 weeks to make detox ? and then years to put it out. izu out of your fuckin mind

    • MikeC

      yea it only took 3 weeks for dre. that’s why we all listenin to it now. do u really listen to dre? true dre fans been waitin for detox since chronic 2001

    • M

      Dude, really? Detox is like the Chinese Democracy album Axle Rose put out, it’s been talk for YEARS before it actually got released. Dre is a perfectionist. Tech and Kaliko are just.Genius.

  • Derrick the Technician

    Pre ordered and waiting for some awesome to be dropped on me.

    • Rolo

      ill drop something on you ;)

  • Heinrich Godinbond

    TECH NIZZZLE!!!!

  • jordn9

    TECH TECH 9 9 !!!!!!!!!!! cant wait another 6 days!!!!!!!!!!!! got email today sayin my order been proccesed, i fell like a kid waiting for xmas! in nov!

  • http://fb ShelbyStrange

    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii’m ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh & @corey – stfu lol, the god’s of music let it flow out wheneva they want. ♥

  • technician6688846993

    how long did it take people to get theyre preorder, its been 2 days and mine is not processed yet

  • http://www.facebook.com/therealcino CiNo

    Tech N9ne is the best rapper of all time. It’s true. When this album comes out, GET IT. I heard it already and it’s INCREDIBLE. 10/10. His metaphors are getting better and more abundant. He’s always been crazy with the flow, but it somehow seems to get better…. I can’t quite understand it…. Dude is truly amazing and talented. Nobody can reach his level. Even Eminem gave him props yesterday on the Shade 45 Halloween special.

  • jmz

    Tech N9ne is nice, been a fan since I heard him on Tha Carter IV, ya I know I’m new lol.

    • Kope

      Hey bro, but it’s cool you’re new. That’s why Techn9cians were so pumped when Lil Wayne called on him. We knew it’d get him a bunch of new fans.

      If you haven’t gotten a cd yet, I would start with Killer, or Everready. They’re both ill.

      • jerry

        and K.O.D, my personal fav.

        • Rachel

          You can’t forget Anghellic.

          • T

            You also can’t forget Calm Before the Storm

  • trizzo

    Its all good bro. Welcome to strangeland

  • Evan

    hell yeah cant wait untill nov 8!!

  • kidbuddy

    Dopest in the game tech n9ne.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mic-D-Official-Fan-Page/180658968611373 Mic D

    its all good! jmz Welcome to StrangeLand…. Tech knows How to put on For Killa City, an how to make Music that will be here for years to come. Props to Tech For the Trk On The CarterIV Dope!

  • pheeliya

    Tech > all, best.. ever..!

  • LoveChild

    if you love tech great. i do! but to argue bout who the best rapper is, i think your missin the bigger picture. let go of your ego tech has.

  • Robert J

    Yo its about time tech gets the press he deserves he been killing it for along time. I aint trying to hate but i hope mac miller dont out sell him the dude nice but he aint tech . we need more technicans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thegost915 gOsT915

    Dre?? LMAO fagg.. techs the best of all times nigga, all times…

  • JEFF STRANGE LEVET

    AFTER 10 PLUS YEARS LISTENIN TO TECH HE STILL BRINGS FIRE ,UNDERGROUND GOD NO ONE GETS CLOSE EXCEPT THOSE ON HIS TEAM

  • suga

    GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME! RECOGNIZE IT OR GTFO

  • Jontell

    STRANGE MUSIC FAN 4 LIFE!!! I can’t WAIT for my Strangeland! I wasn’t able to see him on the Lost Cities Tour but I got my Strangeland!

  • Joe

    I heard the album and my god I think it is the best collabo he has ever done! I cant wait to get my own hard copy and play this everywhere I go.

  • http://WWW.BESTAUTOANDTRUCKOIL.COM CHARLES@AMSOIL

    TIGHT WORK CANT WAIT TO GET MINE I KNOW IT WILL BE TIGHT LIKE 6′S AND 7′S

  • http://DedrickAbbott.SBCPower.com Deebo

    Im from Kansas City and TECH is the shit…..I believe that he was definately ahead of his time!! Now the industry is catching up! As far as the greatest rapper of all time….hmmm…idk!! I do believe he has the potential to be!!!
    Go head Tech, keep doing your thing! I see you and wish nothn but the best for the entire Strange Family!!
    Dedrick Abbott

  • Tom

    Every track is gonna be straight fire

  • Richie Dolan

    Its Dosent Take Long For A Mastermind To Make A Masterpiece…….Stop The Hatred.

  • Smoov Wooz

    Im from tampa fl ive been a techniccian for years been to 3 shows so far.So i heard the whole album leak and holy shit dog, I cant wait till I get my pre order in the mail. like who the fuck is fuckin wit strange music man? weve landed!

  • patrick carroll

    all about for the mom no matter what stay true to the family that’s all that matters can’t wait to hear the new album

  • Nicholas

    1 month?!?!?!?! Tech N9ne is the hardest working artist hands down. Strange Music all day all night!

  • Stoian

    :):):):):)

  • Tim_Kline

    Tech is The HARDEST working MC of All-Time. . . All hail THE God AND Kod of Ra. . .MUSIC!

  • Soldier76

    Tech N9ne = Greatest Rapper Of All Time
    It’s Manys Opinion
    We Don’t Care What Others Say…
    Technician I Am…..

    …..He Sure Is Better Than “MC’s” Nowadays.

  • Thunder

    TECH FUCKKKIN N9NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • reck

    GREATEST rapper alive!

  • MissLAcy

    Hatas gone hate! Buut tech already knows he the best.. he dont need validation. Welcome to Strangeland proves he can do anything and beyond what anyone has ever done. This album has a twist of his old school shit like beats sounding like T9X. This is by far his best album to date lyrically its a masterpiece it gives me chills everytime I listen to it. Fans couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Tech for all your hard work and dedication and sacrifice. Without your music many would be lost. Much llove!

  • http://xxlmag.com TechN9ne On XXL Cover!!!!

    XXL put Tech N9ne on the cover next month please!!!! He deserves it more than anyone else!!!