Tech N9ne Speaks On Sobriety, Lil Wayne & New Fans
Tech takes time to talk about improvements in his lyrics and flow, sheds light on how Lil Wayne inspired him to write parts of the new album and how he's happy to be on a "bigger playing field" now.
As Kansas City's Tech N9ne prepares to unveil his latest offering, All 6's and 7's, he's gearing up to release his "biggest" album to date. During a recent interview with Brooklyn Martino, the emcee spoke on what it means to be on such a big playing field, acknowledging that he feels his lyrics and flow have improved from past albums. He also shed light on how sobriety has impacted this improvement, how Lil Wayne affected his direction on the disc and more.
When speaking on the new record, Tech was quick to point out that sobriety has allowed him to elevate his craft.
"It's a beautiful record," he said about the album that drops this Tuesday, before speaking on how it differs from past albums. "All those [previous] albums, I was writing my life. Back then, I was doing drugs heavy. I've been clean for four years. As my life got better, so did my lyrics. I think my lyrics get better every album...Now, I'm on a bigger playing field, and I think and the beats reflect that."
On these beats, Tech also made a choice to "recruit" new members, describing his "Pledge" introduction and how that was influenced by Lil Wayne.
"When [Lil] Wayne said my name on an interview with Funkmaster Flex from RIker's Island, when he said he wanted to work with Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne, I knew that was going to awaken a lot of other people that wouldn't usually look my way," he added. "I thought, 'I already got my fan base. It's time to clique us up for the new fans coming in, to teach all the new fans how to become technicians.' So I came up with a pledge."
For more from the interview, check the video below. All 6's and 7's drops tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7.