Tech N9ne
Something Else


4.0
excellent

Review

by gordodustin USER (9 Reviews)
October 1st, 2013 | 52 replies | 3,795 views


Release Date: 07/31/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Tech is stepping up his game, while revealing multiple musical influences.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Most people don't know that Tech N9ne has been rapping for well over a decade, mostly because he spent the majority of his time in the underground scene. It's been a long journey, and after a lot of work and time, Tech N9ne is finally starting to get recognized, and it's about time. From the beginning, Tech N9ne has been a solid rapper and has consistently proved his ability with songs like Einstein, Be Warned, and the Midwest Choppers Trilogy to say the least. But after 'The Gates Mixed Plate' and 'Welcome to Strangeland', I was starting to believe that Tech was beginning to feel uninspired, as those albums were consistently full of forgettable songs. With 'Something Else', Tech taking a step back in the right direction.

Something Else is full of Variety and has a ton of guests featured on it including Mayday, Cee-Lo Green and even Serj Tankian of System of a Down. Every song is extremely distinct, and offers something unique in its own right. Starting off the album is 'Straight Out the Gate' feat. Serj Tankian and is easily one of the highlights of the album. The song addresses hypocrisy from what I can decipher and includes a nice rock addition in the 3rd verse, which adds to the dynamic of the song. 'Love 2 Dislike Me' also has a rock/metal feel to it and features Tyler Lyon of the rock band 'Evalyn Awake'. The song is extremely catchy and feels very genuine. At this point, Tech is showing his fans that he appreciates all types of music from rap to rock to metal. There are even acoustic guitars present in 'Fortune Force Field', giving the song a really relaxing vibe and a taste of something new.

Perhaps the best song on the whole album is the lead single 'So Dope (They Wanna)', mainly because of all the amazing artists who are featured in it. Tech was serious when he said he wanted this album to stand out on a whole new level, because to have Twisted Insane, Wreckonize, and Snow Tha Product in one song is to guarantee a killer track. The song is so technical that it will take multiple listens to fully digest the lyrics and to even understand them all for that matter. The album even finishes strong with the song 'Strange 2013', which features the vocals of Jim Morrison from The Doors.

After listening to 'Something Else' all the way through, I found myself wanting to start it over and hear it all again. Tech's new album takes you on a cool journey that hasn't happened since K.O.D. and there are enough interesting tracks to give the album a high replay value. Give this CD a couple full listens, and you won't be disappointed.

RECOMMENDED TRACKS:
"Straight Out the Gate"
"Love 2 Dislike Me"
"Fortune Force Field"
"So Dope (They Wanna)"



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Decayingmajesty
October 1st 2013



5394 Comments


Pos

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


Glad this finally got a review. He's playing in my town tonight.

Fragile is one of my favorite songs off this one

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EaglesBecomeVultures
October 1st 2013



5194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

worst album cover 2013

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


ya the album cover is pretty cheesy

Cygnatti
October 1st 2013



21349 Comments


Probs rulez

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


cyg check out the song fragile you'd probably dig

JustinKing
October 1st 2013



1286 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Been a fan of Tech for years, but haven't checked this yet. Haven't been too into his stuff after K.O.D., though.

oltnabrick
October 1st 2013



30160 Comments


this is terrible

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Kronzo
October 1st 2013



991 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

twista isn't on so dope lol

gordodustin
October 1st 2013



112 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol you are right I was thinking of a different song. I'll see if I can edit that out. Thanks for the tip haha

gordodustin
October 1st 2013



112 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fixed. It was supposed to say Twisted Insane, not Twista.

EaglesBecomeVultures
October 1st 2013



5194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i'm making fart sounds with my mouth right now

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


"this is terrible"

I'd listen to this guy over kanye west any day. Same with Lil B or Lil Ugly Mane

EaglesBecomeVultures
October 1st 2013



5194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

cool story bro try again when you have hip hop in your pie chart

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


lol that will never happen : 3

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



21582 Comments


I've heard 3 or 4 tracks off this and they're all awful

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


there's definitely too much filler... fragile is a sweet song though.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



21582 Comments


fragile was one of them

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2013



19475 Comments


Meh I dig it

oltnabrick
October 1st 2013



30160 Comments


I'd listen to this guy over kanye west any day. Same with Lil B or Lil Ugly Mane
cool




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