Kansas City Royals Reward
Tech N9ne releases newest track for his favorite baseball team, Kansas City Royals. He is one of the biggest Royals fans on Earth. He could be found on the front row right behind the home plate at each of the first two World Series games.
However, a tour schedule took him away from the game after the Boys in Blue left for New York. When they won the world championship for the second time, he rewards them with their own anthem, “KCMO Anthem.”
“I was so happy – so very happy – my boys in blue won the World Series,” Tech said by phone Thursday afternoon. “When they won it, the song just came out of me like water, it just poured out of me. I had just done my Halloween concert in Maine, and the pilot was giving updates of the score. It’s like Mets 2-0 and we’re going from Maine to Baltimore for a layover.
“We get back on the plane and head to Kansas City and it’s like 2-2. 2-2?!? What! That’s fantastic. When we tied it up in the ninth, I just knew we were going to win. When we landed, everyone in the airport was watching the TVs. There were hundreds of people crowded around every TV, including me – and when we won, I just put my head in my hands and said, “My God, we did it. We’re world champions.’
“So I called up Seven, my producer, and we headed for the studio. We got there about 7:30 the next day and had it done by 9 or so. And I’m so happy with it. It’s my ‘KCMO Anthem,’ to the town I love and the team I love. I love going out to the stadium, catching the game, talking with the players. I’m like a little kid.
“Now, I get to honor them with their own anthem.”
Tech also scored the best seat during the downtown celebration. There were more than 750,000 people in the area of the Union Station.
“I was on the 15th floor of the Westin Crown Center and got to see everything,” he said. “Man, it was beautiful. But there was one problem – you couldn’t find any food anywhere. You call for a pizza and they said, ‘Two hours.’”
They bumped into a guard who took them to one of the ballrooms where an event was supposed to have happened. However, N9ne and his friends were in luck. The event was canceled and they got to eat like kings. However, on the way back up to the 15th floor, they were stopped by another security officer who had not been aware of the event’s cancellation.
“I finally found the card of the guard who let us take the food, showed it to this guy, and as it turned out
the guy who let us have the food was this guy’s boss – so it all worked out great,” Tech said, chuckling. “We were eating good, watching the parade the celebration at Union Station.”
After all of this, Tech is satisfied with his success. His new album, “Special Effects,” sits at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 while at No. 1 on other hip hop and rap charts. He returns from the road at his last stop, Kansas City’s Midland Theater, on December 12th with “Tech The Halls.”
“Man, I love Christmas – Christmas and Halloween, my two favorite holidays,” Tech said. “I can’t wait to play the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland. All my friends are gonna be there. We’re having a meet and greet that’s scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m., but this is Kansas City so it will probably go to 6 or after.”
Quotes from article, Royals’ championship inspired Tech N9ne’s ‘KCMO Anthem’.
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