Tech N9ne has been around for 15 years in the music scene believe it or not. With each release he brings in scores of new fans. With his upcoming performance at Rockfest, there are sure to be more on the way. If you’re new to Tech N9ne or just a refresher GreenLabel.com goes all the way back to the birth of Aaron Yates in 1971 and brings you all the way up to speed. Below is just a snippet for the full biography click HERE or on the image above!
When he was exactly 20 years old he joined crews Black Mafia and Nnutthowze, which is where he got his name. Both were shortlived, and he wound up focusing on his solo mission after industry setbacks led to the latter group getting dropped.
Thanks to family ties with Priority Records, Tech N9ne’s earliest break would come by way of “Questions,” his first professionally released song, which was featured on his debut album, The Calm Before the Storm, and the soundtrack to the 2Pac and Jim Belushi film, Gang Related. After this, underground tastemakers Sway and King Tech gave him a shot by way of “The Anthem,” a posse cut featuring heavyweights including RZA, Eminem, Xzibit, and KRS-One. Released in 1999, this was the same year he would link up with business partner Travis O’Guin to form Strange Music.