Something Else

Something Else

by Tech N9neTech N9ne
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Building on the pop and polish of his 2011 release All 6's and 7's, this 2013 effort from Tech N9ne finds the angry and angsty rapper bringing back some of the horror show rap of his early days, which is good, because now his nightmares are not only vivid, but incredibly well-funded. Tortured souls looking to enter the ring (or pit) couldn't ask for a more epic entrance theme than "Straight Out the Gate," which throws a children's choir, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, and an orchestra into a rap-rock mix that would be endorsed by Zeus. Here and elsewhere, Tech tears down his critics when any Internet search box will reveal his reviews have been generally quite good in recent years, but Something Else overcomes these moments with an attitude that the whole world should submit to the rapper's Strange Music empire, and he's going to keep stomping and storming until even Grandma is a fan. Joining the club feels triumphant during these moments, while, believe it or not, "Bitch" offers a more layered argument that Tech is the real deal, with T-Pain and touchy racial issues all being skillfully juggled by a man who once seemed strictly juggaloo. "Fragile" ups the game artistically with jazz club ambience and the great Kendrick Lamar as guest star, and right before "My Haiku - Burn the World" brings on the Strange Music family with longtime friend Krizz Kaliko in tow, Tech unleashes a kinetic bit of Death Grips-like punk-rap that's clever as all hell. Late in the game, there's the true pop-rap uplift of "Believe" and the weird, wonderful mash-up "Strange 2013," where Tech meets the remaining members of the Doors and a Jim Morrison sample. Big and bold the whole way through and with nary a stumble, Something Else is another triumph from Tech.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2013
Label: Strange Music
UPC: 0853435003241
catalogNumber: 241
Rank: 54807

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tech N9ne   Primary Artist
Big Scoob   Vocals
Cee Lo Green   Vocals
Serj Tankian   Vocals
Kutt Calhoun   Vocals
Game   Vocals
Red Cafe   Vocals
T-Pain   Vocals
Big K.R.I.T.   Vocals
Twisted Insane   Vocals
Krizz Kaliko   Vocals
Wrekonize   Vocals
Wiz Khalifa   Vocals
B.o.B   Vocals
Liz Suwandi   Vocals
Michael "Seven" Summers   Bass
Crystal Watson   Vocals
Trae Tha Truth   Vocals
Elijah Molina   Vocals
Christopher Watson   Vocals
Kortney Leveringston   Vocals
Jace Wilbert   Guitar
Snow tha Product   Vocals
Mackenzie O'Guin   Vocals
Kendrick Lamar   Vocals
Ashton Summers   Vocals
Gianni Ca$h   Vocals
Bernz   Vocals
Delynia Brown   Vocals
Roneesha Geiger   Vocals
Jasmyn Geiger   Vocals
Tyler Lyon   Vocals
Christina Summers   Vocals
Kendall Morgan   Vocals
Shokhrukh Sadikov   Viola
Sadikov String Quartet   Strings
Liz Codd   Violin
Lan Jiang   Cello
Izabel Castellano   Vocals
Emma Frost   Vocals
Fabio Peixoto   Violin
Kendra Matthews   Vocals
Avery Geiger   Vocals
Angel Davanport   Vocals

Technical Credits

Doors   Composer
Andrew Lloyd   Additional Production
Elizabeth Arnold   Composer
Jim Fanning   Cover Illustration
Serj Tankian   Composer
Jermaine Denny   Composer
Thomas Callaway   Composer
Jayceon Taylor   Composer
"Fredwreck" Farid Nassar   Additional Production
Wrekonize   Producer
Richie Abbott   Publicity
Benjamin Miller   Composer
Faheem Najm   Composer
Michael "Seven" Summers   Producer
Bernardo Garcia   Composer
Víctor Sandoval   Marketing
Michael Summers   Composer
Samuel Watson   Composer
Melvin Calhoun   Composer
Tramaine Winfrey   Composer
Korey Lloyd   Publicity
Travis O'Guin   Executive Producer
Cameron Thomaz   Composer
Elijah Molina   Composer,Producer
Aaron Bean   Marketing,Promoter
Christopher Gholson   Composer,Producer
Tramaine "Youngfyre" Winfrey   Producer
Derek "MixedByAli" Ali   Vocal Engineer
Ben Cybulsky   Arranger,Engineer
Bobby Ray Simmons   Composer
Jeff Nelson   Marketing
Justin Scott   Composer
Jose Ramirez   Marketing
Kendrick Duckworth   Composer
Gianni Perocarpi   Composer
Gianni Ca$h   Producer
Bernz   Producer
Frazier Thompson   Composer
Tyler Lyon   Composer
Ralfy "FAFA" Valencia   Composer,Producer
Michael Johnson   Composer
Brent Bradley   Marketing
Daniel "Keys" Perez   Producer
Daniel Emilio Perez   Composer
Kendall Morgan   Composer
Shane Eli Abrahams   Composer,Producer
Mark Alford   Composer
Brett Turner Francis   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jonathan Pakfar   Composer,Producer
Claudia Feliciano   Composer
Steward D. Ashby   Composer
Ashley Hart   Composer
Aaron Yates   Composer
Pushers   Composer,Producer

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