On June 6th, 2014 Aaron Yates lost his mother, Maudie, who had suffered from epilepsy and lupus his entire life. My words could do no service, so read below.
On November 27th, 2013, I recorded “Fear”, one of the most emotional songs of my entire career. The Strange Music video team shot the music video on April 7th, 2014, days before I left for my tour. In the course of waiting for the release, my greatest fear happened on June 6th, 2014 and I lost my angel – my mother, Maudie Sue Yates Khalifah.
It’s important for my fans to know that this is the most personal music video of my career and I never could have imagined what it would mean to me today. This is the final version of “Fear”, for my fans worldwide.
Thank you to everyone for your love and support
– Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne’s 2013 album Something Else is probably the most growth we’ve seen from Tech over a record. This is coming from someone who was checking for Tech back in the Wake Up Show days, when all he had out was “Planet Rock” before Calm Before The Storm even dropped. Tech can spit like nobody’s business. His label Strange Music has redefined what an independent music label can do and be. He recently signed Murs to his label. He was on the Black Hippy movement before anyone else, when he signed Jay Rock. He continues to evolve which is crazy. This is a man who packs shows like Jay-Z and rocks shows like……I mean like nobody you can imagine. Here we get Tech and Kendrick giving verses providing hope and recognition to the real artists. With !Mayday! and Kendall Morgan vocals on the hook.
Tech drops a video for the title track from his E.P. E.B.A.H. which will be dropping on September 18th. Tech demands you recognize his name as E.B.A.H., which stands for Evil Brain Angel Heart, which is a pretty accurate assessment of Tech and his music. He says some outlandish stuff sometimes but always manages to bring a message back around before the song ends.
“I was sent from above, but I landed in blood” – Describes Tech about his exile to this world….
Tech N9ne breaks down the meaning of E.B.A.H.
Tech N9ne, the Strange Music CEO, is no stranger these days. Known for his extravagant performances and rapid fire delivery, however, there is another side to the Kansas City, native’s style. He’s a pretty accomplished story teller, crafting honest songs which dive into the emotions and psyche of the every day man. Into a plight and struggle, which can be readily identified to everyone. Such is the story of this track, “The Ring”
Tech N9ne enlists Mayday! for this dedication to American soldiers, those men and women caught up in the middle of the governments power struggles and business deals gone bad. So this Memorial day, remember that these young men and women have put their lives and health on the line for the sake of this country.
I put this up solely because of Mystikal and Techanina……..
K.R.I.T. starts off the cypher with some words for Viola Davis before Tech N9ne steps up and murks the mic….the cypher takes a drastic turn downward when Cleveland’s Machine Gun Kelly gets on the mic, I can’t really mess with him, Kendrick does his best to turn it back around as B.O.B. closes things out.
RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, KRS One, Jayo Felony & Chino XL…rappity rap rap rap….They all brought it, though I could have done without Jayo….but it’s all good..Damn I miss the Wake Up Show, I can remember my first visit up to the show and while it was a shadow of it’s former self, it was still dope to be able to sit in with Sway, Tech, Carmelita and Revolution…..Hip Hop Legends without a doubt