Tech N9ne is a famous rapper from the United States who has a net worth of $18 million USD. Because of his rapid-fire rapping technique, which resembled that of a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, another rapper by the name of Black Walt gave him the name Tech N9ne. His CDs have been purchased more than two million times, and his compositions have been used in films, television shows, and video games.
Tech N9ne Career Earnings
Tech was one of the ten highest-paid rappers in the world from 2012 to 2016. He made $30 million in that time span alone.
Tech N9ne Early Life
Aaron Dontez Yates was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 8, 1971, and later went by the stage name Tech N9ne. He was born in Kansas City, where he spent his childhood, and he started rapping before he could read or spell. During the time that Yates was growing up, his mother struggled with epilepsy and lupus, and his father, Carlton Cook, had a difficult relationship with the family.
This caused him to experience a range of emotions and, in his own words, motivated him to “seek for God.” Yates would frequently spend his free time with his pals investigating abandoned buildings in the vain hope of capturing a ghostly image on video. The Southwest High School in Kansas City is where he earned his diploma.
Tech N9ne Career
In 1991, he was a member of a gang that went by the name Black Mafia. In addition to that, he was a member of the bands Nnutthowze and 57th Street Rogue Dog Villains. In 1997, he became a member of The Regime, a group that had been established the previous year by the rapper Yukmouth.
Two years later, he was included on the soundtrack for the film Gang Related. Xzibit, Eminem, and RZA are among the musicians who have featured him in their work. In 1999, he was one of the co-founders of the record label Strange Music. The Calm Before the Storm was his first studio album, and it was published in the year 1999.
After that, in 2001, he issued the album titled “The Worst.” Later on in that year, Yates published the album “Anghellic” for JCOR Records, which led to some of his popularity in the underground music scene. He dissolved his relations with JCOR after disagreements developed regarding the promotion of the album, and as a result, they were given permission to keep the rights to the album.
It was published in 2002 and peaked at number three on the US Indie chart with the album Absolute Power. Both of Tech N9ne’s albums, Everready (The Religion) (2006) and Misery Loves Kompany (2007), debuted at the #2 and #3 positions, respectively, on the same list.
The Gates Mixed People in 2010, All 6’s and 7’s in 2011, and Strangeulation in 2014 all debuted at the top of the US Indie list. Strangeulation Vol. II debuted at the top of the chart in 2015. Rapper Kendrick Lamar,!Mayday!, and Kendall Morgan appear on his 2013 single “Fragile,” while his 2015 single “Hood Go Crazy,” featuring B.O.B. and 2 Chainz, was released in 2015. Big Money Rustlas, Vengeance, and Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D have all included him.
When it comes to releasing new music, Tech N9ne seems to be on a roll.
‘Strangeulation Vol. II,’ Tech N9ne’s sixth album in the ‘Collabos’ series and his 16th overall, was released in November 2015. JL, Ryan Bradley, and Tyler Lyon all appear in the film.
Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy” featured a Tech remix of Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People.” For the Independent Powerhouse Tour later that spring, he toured with fellow Strange members. “The Storm,” his follow-up to 1999’s debut “The Calm Before the Storm,” was published a year later. The Strictly Strange 2017 tour began in 2017 with the release of Tech N9ne’s single “Dominion.” His first platinum record in 18 years was achieved on June 20, 2017, for “Caribou Lou.”
Tech N9ne released his 20th studio album, “Planet,” in March 2018. In April of this year, he released “N9na,” his 21st studio album. His 22nd album, “Enterfear,” will be released one year from now, on April 10th, 2020. Slipknot released “CMFT Must Be Stopped” on July 29, 2020, and featured Tech N9ne on the track. “Fear Exodus” was the title of Tech’s next album, released in October of the same year.
Tech N9ne Endorsement
In May of 2018, it was disclosed that Yates has collaborated on the production of a new beer with the Boulevard Brewing Company, which has its headquarters in Kansas City, where Yates grew up. On June 18 of that year, it was first made available to the public in Kansas City, Wichita, Denver, and Oklahoma City. It was given the name Bou Lou in honor of his song “Caribou Lou,” which inspired the name. It’s a wheat beer with hints of pineapple and coconut. After some time, it was made available for purchase in the St. Louis market.
Tech N9ne Personal Life
In 1995, Tech N9ne and Lecoya LeJeune tied the knot and became husband and wife. 2005 was the year that the couple divorced. Yates did not file for divorce until ten years after the couple had been separated, and the divorce was not finalized until November 2017, 12 years after the couple had first separated.
Yates is a devoted supporter of both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. Before the Chiefs played in the 2019 AFC Championship game, Tech N9ne released a song titled “Red Kingdom,” which served as a tribute and referenced several Chiefs players, including the late linebacker Derrick Thomas, as well as other players from that season such as Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Eric Berry, Harrison Butkus, Justin Houston, Chris Jones, and Dee Ford. The song was a tribute and referenced several Chiefs players, including Derrick Thomas.