Tech N9ne

Admit it, folks: Tech N9ne is the closest thing that Kansas City has to a mainstream rap star. (St. Louis has Nelly, Chingy, J-Kwon and Murphy Lee.) But whereas most KC MCs favor street-inspired gangster-rap tales, Tech N9ne unleashes outrageous antics, rainbow-hued hair dye and rapid-fire rhymes in an effort not to limit his audience. Judging by the recent spate of hardcore rappers who have gotten capped either in or in connection with Kans’ City (Fat Tone, Mac Dre and Young Kev), maybe Tech’s refusal to pigeonhole himself is what’s kept him from being on the receiving end of a real Tech-9.

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