Tech N9ne isn't holding anything back in the music video for his song “Like I Ain’t” off his recently released studio album N9NA.
In the video, Tech is confined in a psych ward and has something to prove to the other patients, who seem to have trouble believing he's an established rapper; thus, with rapid fire T9CH lists his achievements to the non-believing mental patients surrounding him. This includes the fact that he really has a song with the late Tupac Shakur.
Tech seems to have released N9NA in response to fans asking for a project, but who would've thought he would've came at them like this?
“Fans have been asking for an album centered around just Tech N9ne with minimal features, so I give them N9NA,” the most successful independent rapper ever said in a press release. “This is me, wholeheartedly. It’s something for my die-hard fans and an introduction for all newcomers. I’m rapping like never before – like I’ve never sold a Gold or Platinum record.”
(As seen above) During a rare live video appearance, Bobby spoke on several different issues - beginning with the Randy/HighRolla situation. He clearly stated that he thought the situation was "fucked up" while continuing to describe the video, and the fact that two females are also in the video and didn't stop it nor try to prevent it.
He made a point to say drugs were most definitely involved (during/causing this situation); while ensuring to point out that his judgement of his character is based on working with him. Bobby ensured to let everyone know he will no longer be working with Randy/HighRolla in the future.
During the live feed, he commented on the fact that Stack doesn't support that shit neither and the fact Randy/HighRolla didn't produce the album; it is already done.
What happened with Stak that made you all cool again?
Well, him and Stak just talked about it; communicated, and as he's aged things have changed - his perspective - his love for music - and his ability to forgive. He spoke on moving on, growing as a person, while also joking about what may have been in his pepsi and going to the strip club with Tony requiring 60k.
While Brabo mentioned music being fun again; he made sure to let everyone know how he feels about music and this potentially being his last album..as well as him not being interested in features nor does he want to book a show or care about business. He might do one last show, but, for the most part, only those closest to him will know when/where If so, it will be a devastating hit to the independent music world.
Bobby didn't hesitate to speak on why the music industry ruined his passion for music; it's the fact that it's a roller coaster ride, it ruined a lot of friendships, and made him do a lot of things he regrets...not to mention, Brabo Gator spoke on losing most of his best friends and what's success if you have nobody to share it with.
Look for more articles in relation from Brabo Gator's transition to Bobby and his life after music here on UndergroundJamZ.com
Mic Ross is a Boston native and 1/3rd of the collective No Muzzle Ent. He says he started rapping after dropping out of college for the second time and never looked back. Who could blame him? With the music industry taking off digitally and how quickly student loans add up; makes sense, especially when you consider his raw talent and general success so far.
Mic was honest and humble when it came to us asking his most difficult time thus far. Stating "The hardest time of my career so far had to be right before my first album "Winning is a Given" dropped. I was homeless and had just gotten into a car accident literally 4 days before my birthday just a week before we dropped the album." Anyone who's been homeless before knows how terrible of a situation that can be, but one that probably came at the right time; considering he kept on keeping on. Anyone out there struggling, it get's better; have faith, make logical decisions, and give it time.
Whether you do or don't follow independent music; you might have noticed, come across, or heard one way or another that Brabo Gator and Haystak released a surprise collaboration track titled 'Broken' - the first from Brabo since "I'm Sorry" around 7 months ago and while we can't truly confirm the latest prior track released from Haystak; it can most definitely be said that it has been a while since his fans had the genuine taste of this level of lyricism and perfection from him.
That being said, the track was most definitely worth the wait, with Brabo providing his unprecedented delivery, honesty, and unmatched ability to relate to any and everyone listening. Stak lends his laid-back steady flow to decisively close the track out.
While these two artists have been through more than most family members - let alone friends, it's a blessing in this day and age for them to forgive one another or look beyond all of it in order us to bring us a song as deep as this one.
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It was an entertaining Friday afternoon to say the least. Machine Gun Kelly finally got his wish when Eminem fired back at his “Rap Devil” [Below] diss with some bars of his own in the form of “Killshot.” Em let MGK have it lyrically, dropping facts and tongue twisting disses about the Cleveland Bad Boy. Many fans felt Eminem got the better of the battle with his diss Friday, even while MGK doesn't seem to realize such.
On Kamikaze Em raps lines including, “I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you,” and “I’d rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you.”
He also responds directly to numerous “Rap Devil” barbs. For example, MGK raps, “Last time you saw 8 Mile was at home on a treadmill.” In response, Em, says, “I’m really sorry you want me to have a heart attack/Was watchin’ 8 Mile on my NordicTrack/Realized I forgot to call you back.” Em doesn't stop there; adding that Ow, Kelly, ooh, but I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you; By 29 I had three albums that had blew
Our opinion? Entirely two different rappers; with one having truly notable accomplishments than the other...and the difference between MGK's sneak-Diss on Tech's song + Rap Devil VS Eminem's Not Alike [FT Royce DA 5'9] + KillShot is undeniable; in the sense that Em, once again, proved to the world he is, indeed, the Rap God.
Fans immediately felt the impact of Em’s fury upon receiving “Not Alike,’ a Bad Meets Evil collaboration that found Machine Gun Kelly catching the ire of Evil incarnate:
“Now you wanna come and fuck with me, huh? This little cock-sucker, he must be feelin' himself He wants to keep up his tough demeanor So he does a feature, decides to team up with Nina But next time you don't gotta use Tech N9ne If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun And I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly I don't use sublims and sure as fuck don't sneak-diss But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie”
Machine Gun Kelly, as I hope to Satan you know by now, was one of a vast assortment of artists named on Eminem's surprise-dropped album Kamikaze. Given their years-long history of not exactly liking each other, Kelly's inclusion was certainly considered no shocker..
Kelly responded in great detail with his new cut "Rap Devil," which even has a music video. The title, of course, is a play on Em's own "Rap God." In terms of track name alone, Kelly already arguably has a very slight advantage, as any doofus knows devils > gods.
LeeLeeStylz - A singer/songwriter/rapper from Nashville, TN; She is well known within the Underground community, and she's finally back from her hiatus. Possessing a genuinely unique voice, a consistent flow, and a strong vocal-range that allows her to both sing or rap; her versatility is a rarity.
It's safe to say she has not only the raw-talent, but experience, understanding, and detailed knowledge of the industry already. She has been singing and writing songs since she was a small child, but she began rapping when she was a teenager. Over the years, Lee Lee has networked with a notable amount of well-respected people in the music industry, building her fanbase - not only in her city - but across the nation, while gaining a number of fans in other countries as well.
She was awarded Best R&B Female at the 2012 Hip Hop in the Ville Awards in Nashville.
She has been featured on songs with well-known artists such as Jelly Roll, Struggle, Rittz, Bubba Sparxxx, Lil Wyte, I4NI, Jones Ave, Dusty Leigh, Haystak and more.
She has released a music video titled "Don't Care What They Say" with High Rolla that has over 500,000 hits. Check it out - [Click here]
LeeLeeStylz has extensively collaborated with other artists' throughout her career, in fact, you've probably heard her on projects in the past without even knowing it was her. Look for that to change with her upcoming album. Until then, be on the lookout for snippets, a single, and potentially some merchandise.
P.S. Despite the many obstacles she has faced over recent years, Ms. LeeLeeStylz is currently working on a solo project and plans to release it very soon! So stay tuned!