Independent rap juggernaut Tech N9ne
returns November 7 with his first studio album in four years. Everready
is the highly anticipated release from Kansas City's rap ruler, who has sold more than 500,000 units independently. The album features guest appearances from gold-selling artists E-40
and Brotha Lynch Hung
, as well as production from Rick Rock (Jay-Z
, E-40, Fabolous
, The Federation
) and The Legendary Traxster (Mariah Carey
, Do Or Die
The follow-up to 2001's Anghellic
and 2002's Absolute Power
is a double disc package with more than 145 minutes of music. Everready features the myspace.com favorite "Jellysickle." The block-rocking Rick Rock-produced track, which features E-40, has generated more than 500,000 plays in four months. A video for emerging club single "Bout Ta' Bubble" will be shot in Kansas City at the end of September, and the emotional "The Rain" gives fans an intimate look into a rapper's life on the road away from his family. These songs represent the diversity Tech N9ne displays on Everready
"This is Anghellic
, Absolute Power
combined," Tech says. "It has the personal stuff Anghellic
had or the party stuff that Absolute Power
had. I think this is my best work."
Tech N9ne, who has performed in front of more than a half a million people in the last three years, will be touring extensively throughout the next year. He will be appearing with DMX
and Bone Thugs N Harmony
on select dates this year and will be headlining other stops. Please visit www.therealtechn9ne.com to see his tour schedule.
Everready is the first release from Strange Music's new venture with independent distribution machine Fontana, a Universal Music Group subsidiary that enjoyed rap success with the release of DJ Quik
's Trauma and DJ Muggs vs GZA The Genius' Grandmasters albums in 2005. Tech N9ne co-owns Strange Music with music executive Travis O'Guin.