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Tech N9ne Gives Advice To Independent Artists, : “Don’t get cloned. It’s the music first.”

Posted By on March 24, 2014

Tech N9ne recently dropped by Revolt TV and chopped it up with co-host DJ Damage. The Strange Music Chief dropped some knowledge for aspiring artists. When it comes to being independent and successful , Tech said There is nothing without the music.

“It starts with the music,” Tech N9ne said. “People want to hear good music. After you do good music—after you do pure music—don’t do what everybody else is doing. Don’t get cloned. It’s the music first. Then it’s the shows. If you have a wonderful show, people will talk and they will return. That’s my story. They heard my music—beautiful. They saw my show—beautiful. And then the third thing: Connecting with the fans and doing meet and greets for the people that want to see you and talk to you and connect with you. We do those. Every tour we have meet and greets for the VIPs that want to meet me or give me presents. [Laughs]” 

Tech N9ne went on to speak about being Quincy Jones signing him and his upcoming projects.

“In 1997, I got signed to Quincy Jones,” Tech N9ne continued. “So from Michael Jackson to me—they saw the star quality in me, I guess. After doing that in 1997 and then signing with JCOR/Interscope in 1998, I met my partner Travis O’Guin in 1999 and we started Strange Music because who knows better how to do me than me. We’ve been doing this for 15 years strong. It’s a beautiful thing. We’re still on the incline after all these years.”

“I’m done working on the new project,” he told HipHopDX exclusively following his performance during the Strange Music showcase at SXSW. “It’s all the [Strange Music] artists together having the industry in a chokehold. That’s why it’s called Strangeulation—like “strangulation.” We just got the master back yesterday. It comes out May 6 [2014]. We’re about to start a fucking 70-plus city tour on April 9. It’s called the Independent Grind Tour with Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton, Psych Ward Druggies, Tech N9ne and big Krizz Kaliko.”