Strange Music Keeps It Independent – XXL Issue 152

Finally Famous Words Sowmya Krishnamurthy Images Chris Shonting Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the December/January 2014 issue of XXL Magazine. Tech N9ne closes his eyes, meditating on the lyrics for his new rock EP, Therapy. Sunken in a plush red leather sofa on a fall afternoon, the Kansas City, Mo., rapper is in his creative zone, vibing out in Strangeland Studios. The gleaming 18,000-square-foot recording oasis, nestled amid the plains of Lee’s Summit, Mo., is Strange Music’s new pride and joy, so it’s only right for its flagship artist to christen it properly. It’s rich and inviting. Dark oak and Brazilian granite ...

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