(AllHipHop News) Independent Kansas City, Missouri bred rapper Tech N9ne recently announced that his single “Caribou Lou” earned Gold certification this week.
The Rune Rask & Troo.L.S. produced track, has now sold 501,503 copies according to SoundScan, and is featured on Tech N9ne’s 2006 Everready (The Religion) album.
“It’s a wonderful accomplishment to have a Gold record,” Tech N9ne says. “My fans are the reason this happened, and I can’t thank them enough. To know that they love my music and continue to support what I create is truly a beautiful thing.”
The Strange Music co-owner was also recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Urban Power Players of 2012, an honor he shares with Cash Money Records, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Magic Johnson, among others.
This year Tech N9ne made history with the “Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour,” which included 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest consecutive tour in rap history.
To date, Tech N9ne has also sold nearly two million albums independently and was No. 95 on Pollstar’s 2012 Mid-Year ranking of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours in terms of ticket sales, making him one of three rappers on the entire list, behind only Drake and Pitbull.