Next Tuesday, the Midwest King of the Independent Grind, Tech N9ne, plans to release his new album, Something Else, the 13th studio album of his storied career. Despite his prolificacy and the sheer volume of his output, mainstream recognition of his impact has been limited. However, fans of hardcore, underground hip-hop know the deal, and Tech has sold over a million records independently. We at XXL felt the rest of you needed to get familiar with the man. With that in mind, XXL Presents… The 30 Most Essential Tech N9ne Songs.