(Kansas City, MO – November 2009) – Add another T.K.O. to TECH N9NE’s scorecard. The Billboard Chart results are in after K.O.D.’s first week of release: #1 Indie Album, #2 Rap Album, #14 in Top 200, #16 iTunes Album Overall. Complementing TECH N9NE’s audio attack is an equally impressive visual assault: After an Oct. 27 All Day Premiere, Tech’s “Leave Me Alone” video is currently #1 on MTV University and was recently added to rotation on MTV JAMS.
With memorable features from Academy Award winners Three 6 Mafia, Strange affiliates Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung and Kutt Calhoun, K.O.D. allows TECH N9NE to paint the most vivid pictures he’s ever attempted. Powered by tracks like “Leave Me Alone” and “Show Me A God,” K.O.D. is a cathartic masterpiece offering his most personal songs yet.
Media outlets are also weighing in on the album and the reviews are outstanding. HipHopDX.com raves, “[K.O.D.] is dark and at times eerie but it’s honest and [TECH N9NE’s] lyrical abilities are still top notch,” and commends the rapper: “TECH N9NE is as technical as any emcee alive is. He can do anything he wants with his flow, voice and lyrics.” The site hails “Show Me a God” as “absolutely brilliant,” and about “Blackened the Sun,” it boasts, “From the beat to the chorus, and the lyrics,TECH shines.”
Another example of how TECH N9NE consistently pairs hard work with innovation and raw talent, on Nov. 7, TECH N9NE and SUBJEKT (subjekt.com) will debut TECH N9NE’s own, limited edition, series of earphones. Ruffian Skull Limited Edition Tech N9ne Series Earphones in Black Nickel are packaged in a coffin-style box and boast a skull on the back of each earbud. Even the making of the wires takes into consideration the TECH N9NE fan: The red and black cords are braided.
Transforming his passion and pain into creative product for his ever-growing fanbase, TECH N9NE continues to reach new heights and career benchmarks. In 2008, he surpassed 1 million collective units SoundScanned, making him the most successful independent Hip-Hop artist in history.
Catch TECH N9NE and the rest of Strange Music on the K.O.D. Tour 2009. For more information, visit therealtechn9ne.com.
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