Originally posted at www.artistdirect.com
“I can’t stop listening to it,” Tech N9ne grins about his new album Something Else. “I resort back to it. I keep it fresh in my mind so I know where I have to go next.”
Well, where is one of the greatest living MC’s headed next? He’s got a rock EP, Therapy, on the horizon for November and a ton of touring ahead, but he laid the groundwork for his biggest and best chapter with a seminal album. Simply put, wherever he goes next will blow minds…
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Tech N9ne talks Something Else, discusses the details of his rock EP Therapy with Ross Robinson and Wes Borland, his Five Finger Death Punch collabo, and more!
What’s up with the Fred Durst track?
I talked to him this year somewhere in Denver. Somebody put him on the phone with me, and we made a connection. We’re into each other’s phones now. On my next release, I’m going to fuck with him. While we’re talking about Limp Bizkit, I’m doing an EP coming out November 5 called Therapy, and Wes Borland came and played on a lot of my songs.
That’s going to be sick…
It was beautiful I went to Ross Robinson’s studio in Venice Beach, and I sat in the sand and wrote from my heard. We recorded everything in his house. I did six songs there, and I did the seventh song yesterday in Kansas City. I want to send it to Ross and see what he thinks. It’s fucking amazing to work with Ross Robinson. He’s truly a muse. He’s a super muse. He brought a lot of shit out of me. Wes was staying in Ross’s house for a while as I was doing this. He came and played on damn near everything. He was trying to get some music out. I happened to be the guy down there trying to get some music out so we got some music out together. We’re trying to get it all together so it can be the best for the fans. It’s totally different from anything Tech N9ne. It has elements of Tech N9ne because it’s me. I’m going to be rapping and singing and shit. I hope everybody takes to it.