awaiting a new album from rapper TechN9ne can rest easy. The Kansas City lyricist
has officially returned to the independent rap scene with the release of Everready,
his first studio album in four years.Among
the tracks featured on the disc, which is currently in stores, are "Jellysickle"
and "Bout Ta' Bubble," two popular selections on TechN9ne's MySpace
Rick Rock-produced "Jellysickle" features E-40 and has appeared on several
mixtapes while generating more than 1 million listens on MySpace."Bout
Ta' Bubble," the lead single from Everready, follows "Jellysickle"
with more than 500,000 plays in one month. Another
highlight off the album is "The Rain," which offers an intimate look
into a rapper's life on the road away from his family.Everready
is the follow up to 2001's Anghellic and 2002's Absolute Power.
The double disc album features cameos from E-40 and Brotha Lynch Hung, as well
as production from Rock and the Legendary Traxter."This
is Anghellic, Absolute Power combined," Tech N9ne said of the
album's content. "It has the personal stuff Anghellic had or the party
stuff that Absolute Power had. I think this is my best work."Everready
is the first release to emerge from a recent venture between Tech N9ne's Strange
Music company and Fontana, a Universal Music Group subsidiary. The
lyricist, who has sold more than 500,000 units independently, co-owns the company
with music executive Travis O'Guin.Tech
N9ne is currently on tour with DMX and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on select dates while
headlining other stops. For tour dates, visit therealtechn9ne.com/.