Tech N9ne Explains "Straight Out The Gate" Collaboration With Serj Tankian

posted Monday July 22 ,2013 at 11:15AM CDT | 27 comments

Tech N9ne Explains

Strange Music's Tech N9ne details his appreciation and respect for his "Straight Out the Gate" collaborator, System of a Down's Serj Tankian.

Tech N9ne's collaboration with System of a Down's Serj Tankian may come as a surprise but it's been a longtime coming for the Strange Music emcee. In a recent interview, Tech opened up about how this collaboration came to be and how much he loves System of a Down's music. 

"I've always wanted to work with them from back in 2001," Tech told HardknockTV about his love for System. "I finally did this song called 'Straight Out the Gate.' Called my people out here like, 'I need Serj. Let's see if we can find him.' Brother George got the beat to him, got the song to him. Serj recorded it and liked it so much, in New Zealand, I got him on the phone. He said, 'Tech, I never knew your music. I never knew your name. But I went and bought all your music and now you make me run fast on the treadmill' [laughing]. I was like, 'Man, thank you so much. I've been a fan for so long.' He had no idea about Tech N9ne. He said the song prompted him to do it and to get more music and we just shot a video to that mothafucka." 

The interview clip can be seen below.

"Straight Out the Gate" also features Krizz Kaliko. The track is on Tech's latest, Something Else. Tech has been vocal about his respect for Rock groups in the past, including a statement saying that The Doors may have saved his life

Serj Tankian has released several projects both as a member of System of a Down and as a solo artist. This isn't the first time a Hip Hop collaboration has come about within the group. In 2006, bassist Shavo Odadjian detailed his work with RZA. Iconic Hip Hop producer Rick Rubin found, signed and worked with the band from the late '90s on.  

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  • Anonymous
    What's with the Satanist bull crap? Show me one lyric that's satanist or undoubtedly proves he's a devil worshiper? Assuming pricks.
    • satanist14351
      as a devil worshiper i can tell you that tech n9ne is an open satanist and this song is about a purge and the rebirth of the world without "god"
  • Anonymous
    fuck this devil worship music.
  • Wack ass nigga
    this nigga is so fucking wack it's unbelievable. if you like this dude you need to go bang your head against a wall over and over until you knock some sense into you tiny skull. he is the epitome of wack, and a disgrace to hip hop.
    • Anonymous
      Suck a cock hater.
    • You the wack ass nigga
      You need to suck a dick like the guy above said. Tech gets more respect and more pussy than you'll ever get. So do I. Tech is hip hop. Nigga can spit flames over any type a beat. Tech n9ne is in my top 10 along with crooked i, eminem, lloyd banks, joe budden, rittz, kendrick, twista, could go on. What do you listen to? Snap rap, or trap music only? I mean i fuck wit some trap niggaz but they cant spit like tech. Tech would kill a trap beat, any beat... Fuck outta here bitch nigga
  • xx009
  • Anonymous
    that represents us, not Kim K.
  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
      let's go find their money train
  • crazymaskguyyy
    i kill a all yaall
  • fredddyyy
  • chuckyyyy
    chucky gon get ya
  • wigger and nigger hunters
  • Chantal F. Griffith
    just as Terry answered I cant believe that people able to get paid ($)9183 in four weeks on the computer. did you look at this website... WWWCAN99.COM
  • Anonymous
    Well we were having a satanic ritual, and we thought, why not collab. -Tech N9ne
    • Rick Ross
      You dumbass! do that to Lil Wayne
    • Anonymous
      HUH? Lil Wayne is a satanist too you dumb shit!
    • Anonymous
      The guy on the 3rd comment.....your a retard dude.
  • Casper
    Serj is the goat!
  • Anonymous
    cool , but what's up with that mask ? :P
  • Anonymous
    2 of my favorite artists on one song.
    • Anonymous
      what about lucipher... he's on the track too!
    • Lucifer
      Im in your moms pussy
    • Anonymous
      Lucifer, we know you only like anal sex. My mom dont fuck with demons. only angels! LMFAO!
  • Anonymous
    Really looking forward to this!