Tech N9ne Remembers 2012

posted Saturday December 29 ,2012 at 09:55AM CST | 27 comments

Tech N9ne Remembers 2012

Exclusive: Tech N9ne recalls some powerful family time that set 2012 off properly, as well as an opportunity to rectify some past financial mistakes.

As part of HipHopDX's series asking top artists about their 2012, we spoke to Tech N9ne. The Kansas City, Missouri mainstay has become one of the genre's most successful artists, both commercially and critically, late in his nearly 20-year career. The emcee/label co-founder highlighted the last 12 months with a poignant News Years Eve 2011 and meeting an important goal. "The best time I had in 2012. It’s like, so much happened in 2012. I would say, it was ringing it in, New Years Eve on the Disney cruise with my children in the middle of the ocean," Tech said. "And you know, the Disney Cruise is the only cruise line that can have fireworks at sea. So we did it. And I had Mac Miller with me, and everybody with me. It was so wonderful. Yeah man, yeah, it was a great way to bring in 2012 and because it started like that it’s ending wonderful too, you know what I mean?"

The Forbes Top Earning Rapper list member continued, "I’m over here in Europe with all these sold-out shows man. It started off wonderful and its ending wonderful also you know what I mean. But the worst thing about 2012 is having to pay back my stupid mistakes that I made back in the day when I first got married, um, with the IRS - not paying the IRS like I was supposed to. And I had to pay it all back in 2012. That’s the most fucked up thing that happened. [Laughs] This is from back when I was in my twenties. And I’m in my forties now. [Laughs] Yeah, when I was stupid you know what I mean? So now I’m smart and they caught up with me...when you get to making all that money, oh they gonna catch up with you. And you’re gonna get smart real quick or you’re going to jail. Yeah so I got smart, and thank God that I was making enough money to pay them. I paid them the equivalent amount of a brand new Maybach. Yeah, in three months: bom-bom-bom. So, I’ll say, thank God for Hip Hop, because when you think about it, if you’re paying the IRS back a brand new Maybach - which is close to $500,000 or more - that means you spent way more than that. So, thats your fault you know what I’m saying? Yeah, it's all Jesus though, 'cause Tech N9ne will always prevail and thank God for Hip Hop, I was able to pay back my debt."

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  • RECK
    ANOTHER GREAT year for TECH N9NE & STRANGE MUSIC!! 2013 will be the biggest year yet!
  • MarcusBWS
    Lol at these people dissin Tech. Yall should be dick slapped by anyone
  • Anonymous
    tech give me more shit like shadows on the road - show me a god not fuck food...
  • Akon
    All this nigga did was beg for an Eminem collaboration SMH such a shameful nigga hope his next album flops
    • fatboyrule
      Fact Check: Tech released 3 EP's in 2012 that sold more than Slaughterhouse...
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    Eazy dick smell like Mc Ren shit
  • Anonymous
    Actually this isn't hatred its fact
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    Soo... whats the word on Wale's new GO GO dance album?
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    Dude fell off harder than Bishop in JUICE!!!"Tech N9ne's new EP: More Filler For My Catalogue So I Can Get A Paycheck".
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    Tech is smarter and more succesful then over half of the fuckbois on the radio, I give it up to this dude, not all his music is for me but I support any self made company that can succeed like his camp does without having to put a corprate dick in their mouths.
  • Tech666-9
    Well the year was great, did some devil worshipping, got initiated by Diddy after I let MGK on my tour. Than I signed a wack white rapper so I get get closer to my homo crush EMINEM. Than I did some more Satanic rituals and deceived some young kids into thinking I was trying to be positive. I hope these niggas dont realize I actually love Lucipher and I sold my soul! -Tech 666 9
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      You just fucking made my day
    • Anonymous
      Typical faggot shit. When you cant bring somebody down through hatred, just blame the devil
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      Written by a true hater. Tech laughs at people like you while he counts his money
    • fatboyrule
      Fact Check: Tech released 3 EP's in 2012 that sold more than Slaughterhouse!
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    Gotta give Tech credit. At least he acknowledged his mistake and paid it off. Most rappers would just ignore it and keep digging a bigger hole.
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