Tech N9ne. There’s a rapper that seems to be the odd one out. However, he can hold his own with the major leagues. He’s one of the few rappers that managed to get known without help of the industry. in 2002, when he released “Absolute Power”, he encouraged people to share his music via the Internet. With recorded messages before the song plays and offering a bonus CD, he managed to keep a huge fanbase.
His hard work and independent status makes him one of the few rappers who can hold his own and shows that he can play well in both the mainstream as well as the underground.
So, with all this praise, why am I showcasing “The Anthem”? It’s because it’s the first time I was exposed to this “strange rapper”. Today was the first time I ever saw the video. Tech N9ne mashes it up with the likes of RZA, Eninem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Jayo Falony (who was more of a hype man than an MC in this video), Chino XL and KRS-One. The video is a visual treat as each emcee gets their own special effect. The coolest effect in my opinion has got to be Kool G Rap’s when he crumbles himself at the end of each second bar. Check out what DJ Red Alert says at the end of the video.
If we only have more emcees like Tech N9ne, the world would be a better place.
For real hip-hop heads only. Those who likes people like Soulja Boy should stay away.