Tech N9ne Calls Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV" Collaboration The Highest Point Of His Career

posted Thursday February 27 ,2014 at 12:00PM CST | 25 comments

Tech N9ne Calls Lil Wayne

Tech N9ne speaks about receiving a phone call from Lil Wayne to appear on "Tha Carter IV's" "Interlude."

Tech N9ne, one of today's most successful independent Rap artists, says he couldn't believe Lil Wayne was calling him to appear on 2011's Tha Carter IV. Tech N9ne says he had never met Lil Wayne before the phone call was made and that he couldn't believe a rapper with such commercial success and notoriety would reach out to him for a collaboration.

"I’ve always been the outcast," Tech N9ne says in an interview with XXL when asked to discuss the highest point in his career. "The dude with the face paint. Everybody thought I was a devil worshipper. The weird guy who rapped backwards. Nobody does that shit. I’ve always been the weirdo dude. When somebody of that stature...I’m independent. I use my own money, me and Travis [O'Guin, co-founder of Strange Music]. These motherfuckers are filthy rich."

Tech N9ne says he was also in disbelief because he felt Lil Wayne could have reached out to just about anybody at the time. 

"This nigga is sitting on a lot," says Tech N9ne, who appears on Tha Carter IV's "Interlude." "He can work with anybody he wants to and Funkmaster Flex asked him, 'Who do you want to work with?' He said, 'Andre 3000 and my man Tech N9ne.' Wow." 

In 2013, Tech N9ne also said that his work with Lil Wayne woke many audiences up to his style of Rap

“I’ve been around for a long time, but it took Wayne to say ‘Come here, dog. Do this,’" Tech N9ne said at the time. "I said ‘Okay, I’mma do it.’ And he believed in me. You know what I mean? And he called my name out and I showed up and showed out. And he put me on there with [Andre 3000], with Three Stacks. He put me on there with Three Stacks and didn’t tell me. I’m so glad I went in…That woke a lot of people up.”

Tech N9ne and Lil Wayne collaborated on more than Tha Carter IV's "Interlude." The two also paired up on "Fuck Food" on Tech N9ne's All 6's & 7's album.

RELATED: Tech N9ne Says His Verse On Lil Wayne's "Interlude" Woke People Up

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  • Anonymous
    "Tech makes his own decisions, signs who he wants, and no one can tell him" O' Gunn calls the shots. Tech does what he's told.
  • Anonymous
    Tech has to tour 365 days a year just to make the millions he then splits with O' Gunn.
  • Anonymous
    shittiest album? have you heard his first couple of albums? boring stuff
  • TaZzZ
    I hate that Tech feels like that because at the end of the day, everyone will remember him much more for his solo work than one verse on Wayne's shittiest album (despite the fact it is better than anything Wayne has done since C3). Honestly, everything between 6's and 7's and Something Else were his artistic low points, we will prob never see the Absolute Power/Anghellic Tech ever again, but I think he is back on the rise since he has stopped worrying about exposure and remembered to make music for himself and those who been here from the beginning.... Regardless, he's one of the most talented emcee's to ever grace a microphone...
  • Anonymous
    Wayne briefly made Tech's life and career. For the briefest of seconds Tech could tell people he was platinum.
    • Anonymous
      he doesnt need to be platinum, he makes more money doing his thing independently than rick ross
    • Anonymous
      Tech made the Forbes list once and his Stan's say he has more money than Ross who has been on the list 6 yeas in a row. Tech could have a lot more money but his label is co-owned by a white guy.
    • Will $teel
      who invested millions in the record label back when tech got dropped from his own label. Witout Travis Tech N9ne would never be where he is. Tech is 1 of my favs n he says that himself. Shut da fuck up n do ur research fool. Witout travis tech n9ne wouldnt have near da amount of money or reach he has. dude took a chance on him when no1 else would
    • TaZzZ
      Did you really just defend Ross making more and then go on to say that a white guy owns half of Strange??? Are you that clueless that you don't know how the music business works? Strange is completely independent, meaning no one skims off the top, Tech and Trav split all profits 50/50... MMG is a tiny record company under an enormous major company that also owns hundreds of other labels just like them. That major is owned by a bunch of white guys in suits that have the final say over everything Ross does, from his music to his style and the people he signs. He has almost zero autonomy... Tech makes his own decisions, signs who he wants, and no one can tell him shit. He owns the most successful independent label in the world of any genre, I respect that much more than some monkey saying what suits want him to say for a paycheck. Ross didn't build shit, and ultimately, if he were to walk away, wouldn't own a damn thing... What kind of artistic and financial legacy is that? Who gives a fuck about how much money each has, its more about how you earn it...
    • Truth
      "Most successful independent label in the world"? Are you crazy or a moron?
    • InYoFace
      @Truth Yeah. Strange Music is the most successful #1 independent label. If you didn't know that, then kill yourself.
  • 00000
    luda moving bac forth in my chick bad vid whole vid every seen
  • 00000
    swizz beats swizz cheese food drakes snacks
  • 00000
    million ect
  • 00000
    1 in million one number 50 number cent
  • 00000
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFzNo0MiTD4
  • 00000
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLxxKnjFjxw
  • 00000
    old 50 cent chain use spin around bac forth
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    champs rhyme with camps woods champs sneakers
  • 00000
    miss you song
  • 00000
    telemarketer, tele phone computer.axsent missed call hang up on them miss call
  • Anonymous
    and it was the best song wayne's ever released
  • Anonymous
    ANDRES TARDIO FUCKING SUCKS!
  • Anonymous
    It is indeed the highest point, because the work he did before and after are all wack.
    • Will $teel
      tech n9ne wack? LMAO no wonder ur a wayne fan. N9nes got more rhyme schemes n flo then ANYONE in da game. fuckin dumbass