EXCLUSIVE: Tech N9ne Reveals Plans To Collaborate With Nas And Rick Ross On New Album; Responds to "Mainstream" Accusations
(AllHipHop News) With a record-breaking tour to his name and the gold-certification of his 2006 single "Caribou Lou" both occurring in the past month, Strange Music founder Tech N9ne has begun plotting out details for his fourteenth solo studio album, E.B.A.H.
"They say I did All 6's and 7'sin 28 days, and I want to believe that," Tech N9ne told AllHipHop.com. "But if you do a song a day, then you've got 28 days, and I usually did three songs a day back when I had time. Now I'm writing in the studio, because I can't write on tour. I'm just going to see what comes out of me in the next 28 days."
Regarding possible collaborations for his new album, Tech N9ne spoke on an idea he had to record with Rick Ross for a track called "Heaven and Hell": "I love Rick as a person, and I love what he's become lyrically, and I don't give a f*ck what nobody say.
"Hopefully we can make it happen. Same thing with [Eminem]. I've got an idea for Em and I'm trying to make it happen and if he thinks I'm good enough to do a song with then it'll happen."
Tech N9ne revealed that he has ideas for records with the likes of Roscoe Dash, Nas, Waka Flocka, Marsha Ambrosius, and Talib Kweli brewing in his head as well.
Regarding the accusations that he's gone "mainstream" and "sold-out" after more high-profile collaborations with Lil Wayne, T-Pain, B.o.B., and Busta Rhymes on his last album, All 6's and 7's, he responded, "The mainstream is gonna go Tech, motherf*cker. The real sh*t always shines," he proclaimed to AllHipHop.com.
"I know I'm not popular enough for everybody and Hip-Hop is a popularity contest," he conceded. "I'm not going to go above and beyond to be the most popular if my lyrics can't speak for me."
View AllHipHop.com's full, exclusive interview with Tech N9ne below: