(Los Angeles, CA) The numbers do not lie, but they will certainly make your eyes bug out. This summer, Strange Music’s founding artist, Tech N9ne, celebrates the release of his newest album, All 6’s And 7’s, on June 7 (aka 6/7).
With appearances by Snoop Dogg, B.o.B., E-40, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, Stokley (Mint Condition), Chino Moreno & Stephen Carpenter, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, T-Pain and Lil Wayne (a collaboration hashed out during a visit Tech paid to Lil Wayne at Riker’s Island), All 6’s And 7’s features star power to commensurate with Tech N9ne’s own independent notoriety. The highly anticipated follow-up to Tech N9ne’s 2009 album K.O.D., All 6’s And 7’s shines with production from beat maestros Michael “Seven” Summers, Justice League, Will Power, Youngfyre, Em-80, and Wyshmaster. The track “Worldwide Choppers” (co-starring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta plus an explosive coterie of international MCs) has already gained attention for pushing hip-hop into new territories.
See it happen up close on “ALL 6’S AND 7’S – THE TOUR” as Tech N9ne heads out for an incredible total of 82 shows in 85 days (see dates below). On May 10th, 2011 the opening leg breaks north, as the “Canuck The Industry” Tour bucks Canada with 15 shows in 15 days from Montreal, Quebec to Chilliwack, B. C. Then, on May 26, the domestic campaign kicks off in Seattle as “ALL 6’S AND 7’s – THE TOUR” blitzes the U.S.A. for 10 non-stop weeks.
Fully fueled with iron-hot hip-hop, “ALL 6’S AND 7’S – THE TOUR” will test the limits of man and machine. Many of Strange Music’s own custom fleet of vehicles will be called into service as Strange artists including Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, along with new signees, Stevie Stone and ¡Mayday!, accompany Tech on the road. Surprise guests on certain tour dates have prime potential, as the roster of features on All 6’s And 7’s suggests. Underground hip-hop’s most iconoclastic star is ready to go supernova in the biggest way.
“World Domination, One Venue At A Time” has always been something of an unofficial Strange Music motto. Launched in 2000 from their own pockets as a 50/50 partnership between Tech N9ne and self-made entrepreneur Travis O’Guin, Strange Music has grown into the biggest independent label in hip-hop, with annual revenues exceeding $15 million. The Kansas City-based label has circumvented the traditional hip-hop power structure by taking their music to the people, averaging over 200 tour dates a year. In 2009, Tech performed on the main stage of the Rock The Bells festival, proving his worth alongside well-known names like Busta Rhymes, Nas and Mos Def.
With his signature face paint front and center, Tech N9ne will tear through 90-plus minutes of high-octane performance each night, laying claim to the title of the hardest working artist in hip-hop, but it’s not enough. As Tech attests: “We will not rest until the whole world knows our story.”