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All Music Guide - Rev. Keith A. Gordon
One of the most unique lyricists and performers in the underground rap universe, the enigmatic Tech N9ne aka Aaron Yates has put Kansas City on the hip-hop map both through his work with stars like 2Pac and Eminem and with a handful of his own hardcore solo efforts. Tired of getting ripped off by fly-by-night indie labels, Tech N9ne took matters into his own hands with Absolute Power, releasing the album on his Strange Music label. Expressing disdain for the music industry, its immoral business practices, and the de facto segregation of the radio airwaves, Tech N9ne opens Absolute Power with the powerful "The Industry Is Punks." The song is delivered with the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rev. Keith A. Gordon
One of the most unique lyricists and performers in the underground rap universe, the enigmatic Tech N9ne aka Aaron Yates has put Kansas City on the hip-hop map both through his work with stars like 2Pac and Eminem and with a handful of his own hardcore solo efforts. Tired of getting ripped off by fly-by-night indie labels, Tech N9ne took matters into his own hands with Absolute Power, releasing the album on his Strange Music label. Expressing disdain for the music industry, its immoral business practices, and the de facto segregation of the radio airwaves, Tech N9ne opens Absolute Power with the powerful "The Industry Is Punks." The song is delivered with the rapper's trademark rapid-fire rhythm, hitting the listener like the business end of a sledgehammer and matched with an almost operatic chorus. "Here Comes Tecca Nine" is a shout-out to Kansas City, "Imma Tell" uses a strange repeating vocal sample that sounds like it was taken from an old Italian comedy film and thrown behind a tale of hometown high jinks. "Slacker" provides a new definition to the fabled lifestyle while "Slither," based on N9ne's experiences in K.C.-area strip clubs, is a theatrical horror story complete with sexy vampires. Tech N9ne's self-professed insanity crazy like a fox, actually manifests itself in cuts like "Trapped in a Psycho's Body," the artist struggling with personal demons, and on the Middle Eastern-flavored "She Devil" with Detroit crew D-12, the song's protagonist yielding to temptation with disastrous results. The high point of Absolute Power is "Worst Enemy," N9ne's vocal gymnastics punctuated by anger and confusion as he reveals the shocking identity of his "enemy" at the song's conclusion. What sets Tech N9ne apart from his hip-hop counterparts is an unusual ability to change the flow of his rhymes, from scattershot, machine-gun styling to absurd, almost DJ Screw-like vocal molasses. Paired with his intelligent, cinematic-oriented poetry, Tech N9ne is a cerebral assassin using words as his weapon and music as his medium. An important and groundbreaking release, Absolute Power is as original in its delivery and all-encompassing in its scope as the early Public Enemy albums. A bonus DVD disc included with Absolute Power offers six previously unreleased songs and live performance and interview video footage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Msc Music Ent.
  • UPC: 825099100123
  • Catalog Number: 1001
  • Sales rank: 9,929

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:00)
  2. 2 The Industry Is Punks (5:30)
  3. 3 Here Comes Tecca Nina (3:54)
  4. 4 Imma Tell (4:45)
  5. 5 Slacker (4:16)
  6. 6 Keep on Keepin' On - Krizz Kaliko (5:01)
  7. 7 Gunz Will Bust (4:45)
  8. 8 Bianca's and Beatrice's (4:16)
  9. 9 Diamond Joe's (Interlude) (0:20)
  10. 10 Slither (3:54)
  11. 11 Disturbance (Interlude) (0:07)
  12. 12 Trapped in a Psycho's Body (5:08)
  13. 13 T9X (6:27)
  14. 14 She Devil - D12 (4:41)
  15. 15 Worst Enemy (2:38)
  16. 16 Signing Off (Interlude) (0:04)
  17. 17 Absolute Power (4:24)
  18. 18 Yada, Yada, Yada (6:09)
  19. 19 Constantly Dirty (5:59)
  20. 20 I'm a Playa (4:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Victory
  2. 2 Freaky Lil Things
  3. 3 Hydro
  4. 4 Runaway
  5. 5 Shocked
  6. 6 The Grench
  7. 7 Walk With a Limp - Krizz Kaliko
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tech N9ne Primary Artist
Chris Watson Vocals
Grantland Rice Vocals
Robert Rebeck Guitar, Vocals
Erica Hugunin Vocals
Cory Nielsen Vocals
Krizz Kaliko Track Performer
Technical Credits
Chris Horvath Producer
Chris Watson Vocal Arrangements
Femi Ojetunde Producer
Jason Clark Art Direction
Dave Weiner Executive Producer
Maggie Magarian Schmidt Creative Consultant
Flash Technology Producer
Carl Breeding Producer
Robert Rebeck Producer, Engineer
Travis O'Guin Executive Producer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The realest "Gangsta Rap' out there

    This CD is off the hook. Tech N9ne spits the illest lyrics and talks the best smack. This album takes you anywhere from a drive by shooting to tripping out on drugs. Tech N9ne is one of the most unappreciated arist out there. He's one of the last true "Gangsta" rappers. Tech N9ne might not of hit it big yet because he's from KC, but I'm from Detroit and I absolutely love this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yada yada yada

    Hello any1 who reads this is on the right page stop go no further you have found a lyrical genius he makes you laugh think blink and rethink how you lived your life. In my eyes he is one of the most disrespected artits in the game i'm out ya'll

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Any fan of hardcore rap should get this cd

    Definetly Tech N9ne's most polished work to date. Features D12 on the track "She Devil". On "T9X" Tech takes us through a journey of drugs like exstacy and GHB(very trippy). Buy this cd!!!

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