Meet ¡Mayday!, Tech N9ne’s Strange Music Label Mates
Signing To Strange Music And Their Debut:
Wrekonize: “I think when we signed on to Strange Music we did the first album, which was Take Me To Your Leader. We were stepping into a label that was filled with not only hard-hitting hip-hop music, but on top of that, just really elite MCs. Elite lyricism and cadences that could rival anyone in the game. So Bern, on that first album, and me, we were very prepared to batten down the hatches and go in on the lyricism and make sure we can compete with our labelmates. It was kind of like a schoolyard, man. You can’t really come with anything weak if you are going to bring out bars amongst people like Tech N9ne. You really had to come with it.
“So that first album, we were really conscious of that. I think we have gotten more comfortable with not having to feel like we have to show out all the time. So with the second album, we were able to relax into something that we feel was supremely natural to us without having to feel like we have to show out on the playground and shit. But, that’s definitely one thing—when you are putting something out on Strange Music, it’s a label filled with elite lyricists. You gotta know as MCs when you sign to Strange and you are putting something out, you gotta come with it.”