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Tech N9ne Surprised By Lil Wayne Shoutout, Says Collabo In The Works

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 09/01/10

Tech N9neMost hip-hop heads know about the indie juggernaut that is Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne, but so do some of his superstar peers. One, in particular, who is really feelin' Tech's grind is Lil Wayne.

Weezy checked in with DJ Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 earlier this month for his first live interview from Riker's Island, and while answering questions about a variety of topics, one that prompted Tech N9ne's name was when he was asked who he'd like to work with once he's released.

Surprisely, Tech was among the artists at the top of his life, as well as Andre 3000 of Outkast.

As much as fans were surprised, so was the Kansas City rapper, who expressed his excitement when Vibe recently asked him about it.

"I'm still surprised by what Wayne said -- we've never meet him, so for him to acknowledge me was a shock," Tech N9ne told the mag. "You think people of a certain stature don't know about you. I just wonder what songs he listens to."

Tech is known for his grueling touring schedule, which has come from years of hard work. He's released 10 albums over his 20 years career, which have sold more than a million copies collectively.

He's currently getting ready to head on the road once again for a nationwide tour with E-40, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone and his own Strange Music camp. But, when Weezy gets out in two months, Tech says he's ready for that collaboration, which he says is already in motion.

"His people have been contacting us already, so I'm anxious to see what he sends me. I'm hearing his camp is all ready to send over some music," Tech said. "And I'll be in New York soon so hopefully I can visit him before he gets out."

  • cessedout

    Wayne is gonna get murdered

  • Multi-reallionaire

    Lil Wayne may be on tv and in the newspapers more but TechN9ne will blow this cat out of the water with his lyrical ability and talent.

  • Reno Res

    Ahhhhhh 5hyt.....I jus hope Tech dont do none of tha heavy auto tune.....or tha recent lil wayne muzikk...either way this opens Tech to a larger wide spread audience ..jus dont slide thru K.C wayne...they might try 2 do ya like- "mac furly"

  • http://www.1967.com SHIPYARD 1967

    I'd rather hear
    Brotha Lynch
    dat boy go hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Castor troy

    I agree with multi on this. You are speaking the truth about everything you said. That is the reason why wayne big Tech up in the interview. He knows how Tech spits and that is why he is a fan of his. I think with all of waynes pull and exposure, it will help more people realize what we all know about Tech.

  • http://newgoldenera.com spirit equality

    It's really good to see an artist with Wayne's level of commercial success still keeping his ear to the street for talented artists like Tech. I'm sure their collabo will be fire. This is a great look for hip-hop. I hope more artists reach out to talented, lesser known artists for collabs like this.

  • NY GAME

    They all known Tech for a while,But they just didnt want to get shown up by the killer...I dont bump wayne but I give him props for trying to step his game up because he has no choice... are get murdered N I havent heard Tech get killed on any feature are features he had for his albums except twice one by krizz kaliko n the other brotha lynch..N Tech done spit with the best of em

  • Xanax 2 Cope

    Tech is going to destroy Wayne.

  • bert lewis

    wayne can't touch Tech n9ne, to me i think nobody can touch tech.

  • King Kong

    I heard of tech n9ne before but never heard his music can anybody tell me some of his songs I should listen 2...

  • King Kong

    @ King kong..Come gangsta,midwest choppers,Demons,This ring,Red nose just to name a few

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    NOOOOOOO, NOT Tech N9ne.....

    C'MON MAN.....

    LIL WAYNE AIN'T ON HIS LEVEL....

    HE DOIN THA SAME THING HE DID TO GET AT EMINEM....

    HE'S MY FAVORITE AND ALL THAT TYPE OF SH!T......

    STOP AZZ KISSIN LIL WAYNE TRYIN TO STAY IN THA GAME....

    Tech N9ne STAY TRU!!!!!

  • Philly-O

    @ King Kong...pretty much any of his albums are dope. Seriously, I've never heard a wack Tech N9ne album. Can't say that bout most rappers out there.

  • Summer 4rm stab city, MT

    Tech is a badass rapper lil wayne is alrite bht iwud be kinda iinteresting to hear waht tech and lil wayne would sound like together... :)

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com/2010/09/01/tech-n9ne-surprised-by-lil-wayne-shoutout-says-collabo-in-the-works/ pig

    ive been a fan of both tech and wayne for years and i can saay that tech is definitly more flow with his verses, hope they do get a song out together though that would be dope as fuck

  • http://sykophunk.com/ joe DOE

    I know I'm mad late with this but I still gotta say WTF @
    half of these comments. I agree that Tech is far more talented than
    Wayne, I think any real hip hop fan would. But they're gonna
    collab, not battle. So how's anybody getting killed?

  • Dasilentone

    im a huge tech fan and also a weezy fan, but 3 stacks is gonna show both of em up. hes been out for awhile and he has something to prove, go look up the 2 songs hes in on big bois new cd, royal flush, big boi and i forget who else at the moment has the first minute and a half, then andre comes on for the next minute and a half. i think bb was like alright hes on some crazy shit so lets let him do his thing