Beginning of sophomore year (mid-October), I was talking to one of my white friends about rap. I was into Eminem, and other rappers I had found through him (Lose Yourself was the song that got me into rap). He told me he was into underground stuff. DGAF, KMK, Tech N9ne, etc. I told him, "Tech N9ne sounds familiar, but I don't think I've heard anything by him." He told me to check it out, so I did. First tracks I heard and downloaded were Caribou Lou, Riot Maker, Victory, and maybe a couple others I just can't remember. I was like "This dude's sick." Not long after, K.O.D. was released and I loved the darkness. K.O.D and Strange Music Box all day. Within another month, I felt like I had been listening to Tech for life.
Now, backtracking, I remember listening to The Anthem (because, of course, it had Eminem) and being addicted to Tech's verse. Had no clue who he was, but he had my favorite verse on the track, with his crazy flow and lyrics. Blew my mind when I was listening to the track a year later and realized that it had been Tech the whole time.
All 6's and 7's was the first album I ever payed for. First music I ever payed for, in fact. I've never been a rich kid, and I've always felt like buying music would be a waste of my well-saved money. But, when All 6's and 7's was coming, I said to myself, "I can't do this to Tech and illegally download his music again. This is gonna be the album that gets him recognition, and I want to be a part of that."
Even though I was in debt to my parents after buying a new mic, I payed the $10 dollars to buy the album off of Amazon.
Technician for life.
Madden 06, The Beast. Hooked since then.
this! except i was 16 not 8 lol!
i heard lets get fucked up well the summer edition lets get krunked up on the radio when i was 7 or 8 years old.. grew up with tech album by album
10 yrs ago 17 heard einstein lyrics and then shortly after slacker ... then the next yr downloaded a bunch of shit and got about all my friends but one stubborn asshole that like mainstream to much to convert to listening to tech... but probally everready cd cahnge my life and ever since that day i at least get 5 or more tech songs in a day been to 7 concerts 4 meet and greets own every single strange cd and convert people over every day