April 10, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) Crossing into another dimension, Tech N9ne shares a brand new single and music video entitled “3D” today via his Strange Music label.
About the track, he commented, "OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING TO SEE CERTAIN FANS COMMENTING TO ME ABOUT HOW I'M NOT STRANGE AND THIS IS NOT STRANGE AND THAT'S NOT STRANGE WHEN I'M THE CREATOR. YOU CAN FEEL LIKE STRANGE IN YOUR OPINION WAS BETTER WHEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS WERE HERE, BUT STRANGE IS A STATE OF MIND THAT IS DISTRIBUTED TO YOU FROM OUR LABEL—A VIBE THAT WILL NEVER DIE. SO, ‘3D’ IS A THING NOW CAUSE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND THEIR IDEA OF WHAT STRANGE SHOULD BE. THANK YOU! CAUSE THIS SHITS DOPE!
This time around, Tech leans into a hulking beat with a magnetically melodic hook, “You one dimension, I’m three.” Meanwhile, he loads up the bars with his signature rapid-fire wordplay as he takes aim at online “comment culture” and its inherent negativity. If anybody can impress even the most bitter commenter, it’s him.
In the accompanying visual, the team invited “N9NETEEN” fans to Strange Musicheadquarters for the video under the auspices Tech wouldn’t be there—it turns out he was, and their reactions make the clip one of his most touching and hilarious yet.
Last month, he returned with “Things I Like.” Right out of the gate, it piled up 325K YouTube views on the music video and 520K Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile,Underground Hip Hop Blog proclaimed, “The new ballad is packed with instrumental flows that highlight the intricacy of Tech’s lyricism, perfectly.”
It also hints at the dawn of another season for Tech N9ne and Strange Music, but you’ll have to stay tuned…
Last year, he dropped the music video for “Still Right Here” [feat. X-Raided, Garrett Raff, & Simeon]. Watch HERE. It has since amassed 394K YouTube views and counting.
As always, Tech continues to make headlines. Billboard noted the roar of the crowd during his appearance at The Super Bowl last month, describing him as “a son of Kansas City who has made it a point to build an industry around himself in his hometown.” He spoke to Kansas City KSHB, and The Kansas City Star chronicled his appearance at the tailgate party. The Kansas City Chiefs, for whom Tech represents as a team ambassador, went on to win Super Bowl LVII. Upon returning home to KC alongside the team, Tech stepped on stage at the victory parade in front of a reported 1.2 Million fans to perform his “Red Kingdom” anthem and claimed, “By far my biggest crowd today in my hometown of Kansas City. Thank you for decades of L9ve and support.”
Tech unleashed his massive 22nd full-length LP, ASIN9NE, in October 2021.
Listen to ASIN9NE—HERE
Tech N9ne reached another level altogether with ASIN9NE. The chart-topping multiplatinum hip-hop legend and most successful independent rapper of all-time reeled in hundreds of millions of streams on the LP thus far. The smash single “Face Off” [feat. Joey Cool, King Iso, & Dwayne Johnson] has eclipsed 144 million streams and 67 million YouTube views on the official music video. It took over TikTok, catapulted to #1 on the iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Songs Chart, and trended at #1 on YouTube for 3 days. In addition to crashing the Top 100 of the Billboard Top 200, ASIN9NE clinched #3 on the Current Rap Albums Chart, #3 on the Current R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, #10 on the Current Digital Albums Chart, #11 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #12 on the Digital Albums Overall Chart, #15 on the Internet Albums Chart, and more. Not to mention, “Face Off” vaulted to #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart, #3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Core Genre Chart, and #14 on the Digital Song Sales Chart.
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One of the most insane, influential, and impactful legacies in hip-hop belongs to Tech N9ne. He has consistently accomplished the impossible from outside of the system. He’s bucked every trend, overturned all expectations, and not only built a culture, but a whole damn world with Strange Music. The craziest thing is how far he’s come since co founding Strange Music back in 2000. The Kansas City, MO rapper has gone from packed Midwest underground shows to the annual Forbes “Cash Kings” list multiple times, the cover of XXL, the playlists of Sir Elton John and Dwayne Johnson, and national commercials for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Beyond tallying billions of streams and views, he has scored four platinum singles, three gold singles, and a gold album. He has notched 23 entries on the Billboard Top albums Chart and remains the record holder for “most Top 10 albums on the rap chart.” Not to mention, he cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 four times. His collaborators have ranged from Eminem, The Doors, Lil Wayne, Tupac, Boyz II Men, T.I., MGK, Flatbush Zombies, and Gary Clark, Jr. to Slipknot, System of a Down, Deftones, and Logic. Mainstream went Tech when he ignited ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Meanwhile, Complex mused upon “How Kendrick Lamar Became a Star With Help From Tech N9ne.” He has sold out hundreds of shows as part of a relentless schedule. Not to mention, he introduced his own craft beer Bou Lou—in partnership with Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewery.
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