Album Review | Tech N9ne – Special Effects

This album came out on May 4th this year. Tech N9ne released a compilation with the rest of Strange Music last year called Strangeulation. I haven’t listened to that yet, but the two songs that I have heard from it are dope af. The only full project by him that I’ve ever listened to is called Something Else. I think that it might’ve been a bad album, but he puts so much music on each project that I still ended up with a decent amount of songs that I liked from it. This project is 24 tracks long. That’s too much. Just kidding. I know he always does that, but damn. If he split every album in half and released them separately none of them would feel incomplete. I think this is like his 15th album too. Tech N9ne is one of my favorite rappers. He’s made a lot of music that I dislike, but the shit that I do like is fucking fantastic. I already know that I’m not gonna like every song on here. I don’t have absurd expectations. I’ll be disappointed if I like less than 6 songs. I’ll be satisfied if I like at least 10. Yup. Those are pretty low expectations, but I still think he’s an amazing rapper. It just doesn’t always work for me when he tries to experiment with other genres like Rock. I don’t like Rock music, so I don’t expect to like that shit. I will be shocked if I end up hating this project tho.

Track 1: The Procedure

Well I guess there are only 18 actual songs on the standard edition of this album, but that’s still a lot. Damn. That skit was weird as hell. It was kinda stupid lol. Basically what it was was a bunch of sound effects, then a guy who implies that he’s performing brain surgery, then more sound effects. That’s it. It’s 14 seconds long. I realize that I’m probably looking way too deep into this skit, but that was just unnecessary and strange. I get that he takes pride in being strange and everything… but what the fuck? Why is this here? That was random af. It’s just a skit tho. Not gonna rate it.

Track 2: Aw Yeah? (InterVENTion) (Prod. Seven)

Oh fuck yes. This beat is dope af. There are, like, male opera singers. According to RapGenius, they’re chanting “Domine,” which is Latin for Lord. This beat is real dark. Tech N9ne’s flow & delivery are on point as always. Goddamn. He’s talkin’ about really deep shit. He just mentioned the police, Crips, Bloods, Nazis, Ferguson, Libya, Benghazi, human equality and Bill Cosby all in like 8 bars. He’s basically just mentioning as much fucked up shit that’s goin’ on in the world as he can. The song is basically him asking God why so much shit is fucked up. His flow is fuckin’ crazy and he’s speakin’ Latin at certain points in this song. I don’t know how anyone could hear a song like this and then say with a straight face that Tech N9ne isn’t a good MC. Seriously, his ability to talk about real shit with a flow and delivery like this over such a dope beat is fucking incredible. He still has shit to say even after 15 fucking albums. It’s really weird how amazing that is. How is that even possible? How is he not universally viewed as one of the greatest of all time? Well, I know it’s because he has the EMINƎM Syndrome, but he’s still a dope MC. The emotion and dedication and passion is all there. You can hear it behind every bar, especially the last one where he yells at God for taking away his mama. This song is fucking amazing. I fuck with this song. This is a great way to start the album off. 5/5

Track 3: Lacrimosa (Prod. Seven)

There are, like, female Gospel singers on the hook. The way it ended and transitioned into the verse was cool. I’ve only heard it on the intro so far. Sometimes it sounds different in the middle of the song than it does on the intro. If it doesn’t change in any way that might be a little too much. This beat is fucking crazy. Tech’s flow is immaculate. He’s rappin’ about the loss of his mother. The placement of this song right after Aw Yeah? is perfect. The beat just sounds so dark and… Fuck. I hate using this word… but it sounds epic. It really does. It sounds like shit’s goin’ down. I thought the hook would fuck this song up, but it actually sounds kinda good over this beat. Holy fuck. The beat switched up for the second verse. God damn. Every second of this song just gets more and more insane. It sounds like it has very, very slight elements of Yeezus (except it’s actually done well). Just the way his vocals cut in and the hook ends. Lacrimosa is Latin for “weeping.” This song is dope. I fuck with this song. The hook was a little too dramatic for me, but I still enjoyed the song. 4/5

Track 4: Condolences

This is just a bunch of sound clips of messages that people left for Tech when they heard about what happened to his mama. You can really tell that her death fucked him up. It’s not a song, so I’m not gonna give it a rating. This is one of those rare occasions where the skit’s (not really a skit, but I ain’t know what to call it…) presence actually makes sense.

Track 5: On The Bible Feat. T.I. & Zuse (Prod. Seven)

I don’t know who Zuse is but he’s on the hook and it’s dope af. Of course Tech’s flow is dope on this. This track is a lot less dark than the last two songs, but Tech’s delivery is just as explosive. He still sounds angry. The beat is dope af. Seven is a really under appreciated producer. More people should try to get beats from him. Tech fuckin’ murdered that first verse. I hate the N word, but Tech made it sound SOO fuckin’ gangsta at the end of that verse. I’ve never heard him sound that angry before. Holy fuck. This T.I. verse is fuckin dope af. Goddamn Every verse on this song is crazy. He just sounds so gangsta. I keep forgetting how dope T.I. is. His guest verses are usually dope, but not really mind blowing. People sleep on T.I.’s flow a lot of the time too. He can do that double time flow if he really tries. He does it on this song and it’s dope af. This song is fucking incredible. This is some of the hardest shit I’ve ever heard from Tech. 5/5

Track 6: Shroud Feat. Krizz Kaliko (Prod. Seven & Joseph Bishara)

Tech N9ne is delivering a message about how this song isn’t demonic, but he’s speaking it backwards. I think it’s supposed to sound demonic or something, but it just sounds… German. Krizz Kaliko is singin’ the hook. He does an alright job. It works. Real quick, I’d just like to say that I think Krizz Kaliko is incredibly underrated. He can rap for real. His verses on songs like Nobody Cares & Dysfunctional are dope af. I doubt he’ll have a verse on this song since I can already tell it’s gonna be really dark, but I can’t wait to hear his verse on Speedom. Tech’s doin’ like a spoken word thing where he’s just talkin’ about his “female maker.” This sounds so dark. This sounds demonic. Not in a bad way tho. It just sounds really, really fucking dark. If you hear this beat you’ll know what I mean. It sounds experimental. In terms of weirdness, this is a step back compared to Death Grips, but a step forward compared to Earl Sweatshirt. His vocals are slightly pitch-shifted down. I don’t know about this hook. It just doesn’t really fit very well. It kinda just comes outta nowhere. It’s way too melodic when you compare it too the rest of the song. Eh. I really like the beat and the verses, but the hook is just… too much. This is alright I guess. 3/5

Track 7: More Psycho Messages

This is just a skit where he listens to messages from “psycho bitches.” They’re just sayin’ that they’re mad at him and that he’s a fuckin’ asshole. It transitions into the next song. I don’t know why he didn’t just use these skits as intros/outros to songs on the same track. It’s kind of annoying.

Track 8: Psycho Bitch III Feat. Hopsin (Prod. Seven)

The only other full Tech N9ne album that I’ve listened to is Something Else, so I never heard the first two Psycho Bitch songs. I’m not really the biggest fan of Hopsin. I really only skimmed it, but the only two songs that I liked from his last album were Lunch Time Cypher and Rip Your Heart Out. Tech N9ne was featured on the latter track and I think that they work really well together, but Hopsin can be really, really fucking corny sometimes. Seriously, his level of corniness surpasses even that of EMINƎM. He does have some good songs tho. Hopefully he does well this time. I really SHOULD think that this intro is corny, but for some reason I like the way he’s singing. The beat sounds like it’s from an amateur horror movie soundtrack. That’s not a bad thing. It’s nothing special, but it works. His flow is fucking incredible on this song. The hook is kinda corny, but it doesn’t ruin the song. The beat on the second verse really sounds like some Death Grips shit. He’s rappin’ about some chick that’s cheatin’ on him. “Used to be my boo, now she’s sucking some guy’s goo.” I coulda did without that line… Too much. Too much detail. There’s an interlude where Tech N9ne calls the guy that’s fuckin’ on his bitch and he’s like “Are you fuckin’ her?” The guy starts laughin’ and then Tech’s like, “Oh you think think this shit funny nigga? Okay, I’mma see you,” then the guy calls Tech a “ho ass nigga.” That’s actually fucking hilarious. He kinda made Tech look like a lil bitch. I’m sure that was intentional tho. Hopsin’s about to start rappin’. His verse was alright, but he did that thing where he made himself sound like a thirsty white girl from the valley. That was corny. Coulda did without that. It was honestly suspect af. “Hey baby, just wanted to say that I love you much / Sike, nigga, it’s her boyfriend, and I’m on my way now to fuck you up!” I really hate it when he does that. I really wish he didn’t. It doesn’t ruin the song tho. I knew he was gonna bring a certain level of corn to this song and he did, but it was just a little bit, so I’m finna let it slide this time. His verse didn’t really add anything to this song tho. I coulda did without it. HAHAHAHAHA! There’s another skit where Tech confronts the guy who’s smashin’ his chick and it’s fuckin’ hilarious. Every time he does a skit like that where he’s shootin’ people I always end up laughin’ my ass off. Like at the beginning of Priorities (amazing song btw). “Tech: Fuck you, nigga. Random Guy That’s Fuckin’ Tech’s Very Special Sweetheart: Nigga, fuck you, nigga. Tech: FUCK YOU!” I do like the overall message of this song tho. He said at the end that you gotta be careful because men be killin’ each other over pussy all the time and that’s apparently what happened to his friend, Brian Dennis. I did enjoy the song, but there are just too many problems that I had with it to rate it higher than a 3. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 9: Wither Feat. Corey Taylor (Prod. Seven)

Corey Taylor is apparently the lead singer of Slipknot. Tech is singin’ on the intro again. I don’t really like it this time tho… It just sounds like he’s trying to make a Slipknot song. This instrumental is actually dope af. I’m not really feelin’ the hook from Corey Taylor. He doesn’t seem like a very good singer. He’s not terrible or anything, but he’s barely above average. Tech’s delivery on the first verse was kinda corny too. Damn. I guess if you like Metal you might like this. It’s just not for me. Too noisy. Every time I hear a Metal song, I’m just like, “Hey… Shut the fuck up.” Corey Taylor wasn’t terrible. He did his thing and they did a good job of matching each other’s energy, but I just can’t fuck with this. I just pressed play and paused it two seconds later. It was noise. Just noise. One could argue that two seconds of any song would sound like noise. I would reply by saying, “Huh… I guess you’re right; that is a really good point.” It kinda reminds me of that title track from Tyler The Creator’s latest project, Cherry Bomb. That’s not a good thing. At least I can hear the vocals tho. I liked the way the instrumental started off, but as it got louder, my enjoyment of the song plummeted. I can’t take this. I really liked the parts of the instrumental that weren’t just noise tho. The less energetic parts were amazing to me. I can’t do this tho. Just listen to the way the song ended. That’s fucking stupid. “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE UUUUHHHHGGGGGGHHEEAYYGGHHGEHYEGFIAEFGOIYGFE.” Nah. I would give it a 1 if it weren’t for the smoother parts of the instrumental where they were trying to sing, but weren’t really pullin’ it off. I’m not feelin’ this. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 10: Dead Alive

This is just a skit of Tech listening to a message from a guy named Godemis who implies that he’s gonna kill himself. Then, he leaves another message apologizing for the previous one and explains that he was faded when he left it. Unnecessary, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m not ratin’ this anyway.

Track 11: Hood Go Crazy Feat. 2 Chainz & B.o.B (Prod. N4)

Hood Go Crazy

Wow that single cover is incredibly lazy. In case you can’t tell, it’s just the original album cover (which I’m not crazy about in the first place) with the song title plastered over it. Uh. That intro was a lil corny. This is probably gonna be one of those generic party songs. This is a little corny. This kind of song is just not very interesting to me. B.o.B’s hook was average. Tech’s verse was a lil corny, but his flow was on point. Oh, he’s on the second verse too. “Down there, they got the hair that’s missin’ / Keep it bare, I promise I’ll never tear that kitten.” I don’t wanna hear about that shit. Why the fuck would I want to… Nevermind. This just feels like another one of Tech N9ne’s attempts to reach a mainstream audience. He can do that if he wants, but just don’t be talkin’ about generic and stupid shit like this. “White girls go crazy / Black girls go crazy.” This hook is boring. Tech’s bars are just kinda stupid. 2 Chainz’ verse wasn’t good. I’m not feelin’ this. The beat isn’t even good. It sounds like a Travis Porter beat. It’s corny and generic. Nah. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 12: Bass Ackwards Feat. Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti & Big Scoob (Prod. Seven)

Oh God. I’m hoping that this is the low point of the album. I never really liked Tech N9ne’s party tracks. I really wish this song was called Backasswards. I don’t know why. The hook is alright I guess. Tech’s singin’ and it’s actually pretty goddamn bad. Yeah, this hook is actually wack. He’s rapping everything incorrectly. I mean, he’s saying shit like “mown gran” & “hoo tot” instead of “grown man” & “too hot.” That’s cool. At least he’s doin’ somethin’ different. His verse was dope. The beat’s average. Yo Gotti’s verse was wack. I guess it’s average for him, but he really sounds like he’s out of his league when he’s comin’ right behind Tech like that. Wasn’t feelin’ his verse. The hook is wack. Big Scoob is rappin’ right now. His verse was dope. He sounded gangsta af. Wayne just came outta nowhere and it feels like the tempo of the song decreased dramatically. All of the comments on RapGenius are saying that he killed it… Nah. Nah he ain’t killed it. It was definitely better than Yo Gotti’s verse, but he was just slightly above average. If you compare it to shit like I Am Not A Human Being II, then he did kill it. If you compare it to pretty much any rapper that isn’t wack, he was average. His verse was nothing special. This whole song is nothing special. It would’ve been dope if it weren’t for that Yo Gotti verse or the hook. The beat was average. Big Scoob & Tech N9ne were dope. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 13: No K Feat. E-40 & Krizz Kaliko (Prod. Seven)

Huh. E-40, Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne. You know what? This might actually be dope af. I’m actually looking forward to this. E-40 rarely delivers wack verses and as I said before, Krizz Kaliko is a dope ass rapper. Hopefully he isn’t on some wack ass hook. Haha. I just went back and listened to that skit in Psycho Bitch III where Tech confronts the guy that was smashin’ his chick. I don’t know why that’s so funny to me. Tech is just makin’ himself look like such a simp with that song. Anyway, this song is just Tech N9ne trying to make the slang term that he uses a thing. Kinda like Key & Peele did with pussy on the chain wax. No K is a way of saying that something is not okay. There ya go. That’s the whole song. E-40 was probably the perfect feature for this song. He stole the show on IDFWU by Big Sean and this kinda seems like a similar song. Except less bad. Oh no. Krizz Kaliko is only on the hook. It’s not terrible, but I honestly wish it wasn’t there. Krizz Kaliko needs to stick to verses. He’s not really a bad singer, but I just don’t like the songs that he sings. They never really fit. They always seem like they come outta nowhere. He sings too hard. Not feelin’ the hook. E-40’s verse was dope af. I just can’t take the hook. The beat was average. Tech’s verse was cool and E-40’s verse was dope af. I can’t do it tho. That hook is just too much for me. Meh. 3/5

Track 14: Countdown

AAAAHHH SHIT. IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN. Speedom released before this album did, but I never heard it. I just heard Tech N9ne and EMINƎM talkin’ about it in that interview up there. Y’all should watch it. Tech talks about his writing process and it was really interesting hearing how he does all this amazing shit. I’m watching it right now and I’m getting fucking excited. That doesn’t happen very often. I get excited for albums. Not really individual songs. I can tell that this is about to be something special. I’m really fuckin’ excited. I haven’t even started the Countdown yet. Fuck. NO! My fucking computer’s about to die. I gotta go get my charger. Okay, I just got it. I’m finna start the Countdown now. Ah Shit. OOHH FUCK. OOOOOOOOOHHHH.

Track 15: Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2) Feat. Krizz Kaliko & EMINƎM [Prod. Seven]

Speedom

Holy fuck. It’s happening. Tech’s rapping right now. God fucking damn. The shit he’s rapping about isn’t that interesting, but the fucking flow was unbelievable. Krizz Kaliko’s goin’ in now. Man… I didn’t mention this before. I know it doesn’t really matter, but I honestly think that Krizz Kaliko has the best ad-libs in all of Hip Hop. Yeah, I said it. It just sounds so bad ass whenever he says “OKAAAYYYY!” or “UHHUH!” This is fucking incredible. “I slap the shirt off a super simpleton makin ‘em be impotent / And when I be flippin’, niggas be feminine / I said the purpose to pimp a pen / And reverse the conditions I’m living in / And do bigger numbers than EMINƎM.” This flow is fucking immaculate. This is incredible. The… Oh… Nah… I’m not feelin’ this hook from Krizz Kaliko. It’s not horrible, but nah. It’s not good. I’m not really feelin’ this beat either. What the fuck…? EMINƎM… This is amazing. This is really just fucking incredible. EMINƎM‘s verse sounds like it was sped up using some recording software. This is crazy. “Just tryna think of the quickest and sickest way to make ‘em picket / I pick a day to be a prick then I’m picking the wickedest shit to say / Spit it back on a level, incredible, head full of Red Bull, unforgettable.” Ah shit. Here comes Tech. “I’m the fury, the final fight / I flip it on fraudulent fellas for feelin’ fright / I flick it on fire, finish him when the flow in flight / Feminine fakers fall, I’m floggin’ a foe with a fife.” What the fuck? FIFE? HE JUST USED THE WORD FIFE! I’m sorry, but that’s fucking amazing. I haven’t heard that word since I was in 6th grade social studies class. Who the fuck even remembers that thing? Tech N9ne is making me care about fifes. I’ve never been so happy about fifes. I’m so glad that that word exists because that was fucking incredible. The alliteration alone is just breathtaking. He got me using all these poetry words, man. FUCK. The way he ended the final verse made it sound like there isn’t gonna be a WWC3. Fuck. I know these songs are a lot of work, but I really would like a third one. I don’t even know who would be on there tho. All I know is that Speedom is fucking dope. However… The hook & production really held this shit back for me. Can you imagine how fucking good this could’ve been if the beat & hook were as good as they were on the first Worldwide Choppers? That would’ve been amazing. It didn’t happen here tho. Again, the verses were insane. I can’t ignore the weak hook & production tho. It’s a dope song. Just not as dope as it should’ve been. 4/5

Track 16: Give It All Feat. Audio Push & Krizz Kaliko (Prod. Seven)

That last track was insane, but I’m actually getting worried about this album. I said I would be mad if I got less than 6 songs out of this project. There are like 8 more songs and I have 4 so far. Damn. Krizz Kaliko’s on the hook. It’s not that bad tho. It’s much better than I’d expect from him. I mean, I don’t really like it, but it’s not that bad. It sounds like some Rock & Roll shit. I really don’t like Rock & Roll. It’s not horrible tho. It just sounds like Tech’s rappin’ over a Rock & Roll song. I don’t really… Nah… I’m not feelin’ this as a song. The hook & production just aren’t there for me. I fuck with Audio Push, but they voices are so similar that I can’t tell who’s who. I know that Pricetag is rappin’ on the second verse, thanks to RapGenius. Now Oktane’s goin’ in. They both did a good ass job. This isn’t a bad song, but I don’t think I’d ever wanna hear it again. It’s just not that good. 3/5

Track 17: Yates Feat. Oobergeek (Prod. Seven)

Oobergeek is Tech N9ne’s younger cousin. I know I’ve heard him on a song before, but I don’t remember how he did. This first verse from Tech N9ne is fucking dope af. He’s goin’ crazy. The hook is weird af. These Skullcandy Crusher headphones really aren’t good for this song. Had to turn the bass all the way down. It’s fine after that tho. The hook is kind of weird, but it works. Oobergeek’s about to go in. His verse was dope. The verses were great, but the hook kinda… It really didn’t ruin it, but I coulda did without it. I fuck with this song tho. It’s dope. 4/5

Track 18: MTMD

This is a skit. “Message To Mentally Disturbed.” I’m so fucking tired right now. I’m finna go to sleep and finish this review tomorrow. Aight? Aight. Ok, I’m back. I meant to continue this review like 4 hours ago, but I got sidetracked… Anyway, this is just a 15 second message where Tech N9ne tells you not to kill yourself. Unnecessary. I guess it’s a real important message to Tech N9ne. It apparently warranted a 15 second skit as opposed to a song about suicide.

Track 19: A Certain Comfort Feat. Kate Rose (Prod. Seven)

Kate Rose is singing right at the beginning. It’s not good. It’s not horrible, but I’m not feelin’ it. This hook lasts way too long. It isn’t good. This beat is dope af. Tech’s flow is amazing, as always. I really don’t like this hook. Sonically, this song is kind of like a more energetic version of Fragile. It just has a slower flow and more triumphant sound in general. He’s rappin’ about “demons” and shit. You know how people call they personal problems demons? That’s what he’s talkin’ about. Corny. Nah. Honestly I’d probably like this if the hook was good enough. It’s not tho. I don’t think this song is horrible, but I don’t ever wanna hear it again. 3/5

Track 20: Burn It Down Feat. Ryan Bradley (Prod. Seven)

I have no idea who Ryan Bradley is. He’s singin’ on the hook and it’s alright I guess.. He kinda reminds me of that guy, Guy Sebastian, who did that Poppy ass bullshit with Lupe Fiasco. He sounds like a younger version of that guy. Tech’s talkin’ about people that he worked with who left Strange Music. According to RapGenius, he’s talking about Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snug Brim. One guy tried to say that it was also about Cognito, but I don’t think he makes as much sense because he wasn’t there for as long as the other guys. They were signed all the way back in ’04. Krizz Kaliko wasn’t even signed until 2006. They were the first people other than Tech to be signed to Strange Music. This is alright I guess. Tech’s flow was good, but I’m not feelin’ the Pop inspired sound of the instrumental or hook. This isn’t terrible, but again… I don’t wanna listen to it again. 3/5

EDIT: This song has one of the dumbest music videos I’ve ever seen by the way.

Track 21: Life Sentences Feat. Krizz Kaliko, Joey Cool & Gee Watts (Prod. Seven)

This beat is fucking dope af. It’s like a chopped up piano beat and it sounds really dark. Krizz Kaliko’s on the hook and it’s… really bad… It doesn’t ruin the song, but it’s just not good. Really coulda did without that. Gonna have to edit that out with GarageBand. It just sounds so… I don’t know… Incorrect? It doesn’t sound right. It doesn’t really ruin it tho. It just sounds like a weird break in the song. It’s like when someone samples an old record with horrible singing and uses that as the hook, but you give it a pass for some reason. Except this isn’t a sample. Joey Cool’s on the second verse. I have no idea who he is. Never heard of him. His verse was dope af. I also have no idea who Gee Watts is. The hook isn’t really THAT bad, but it’s bad enough. It just sounds overdramatic. It is a sad topic, but he just goes a little too far. It’s almost hard to take seriously. I really liked Gee Watts’ verse too. I hope I hear more from these guys at some point because I really liked they verses. Are they on Strange Music? They aren’t listed under the “roster” section for the Strange Music Wikipedia page. That sample of the chick singing that they used in the beat is dope af. This song would be dope af, but I’m finna have to drop a point for that hook. 4/5

Track 22: Dyin’ Flyin’ Feat. Krizz Kaliko (Prod. Seven)

I think Krizz Kaliko is singin’ the intro. I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t like it when he sings. This beat is dope af. It sounds really dark. Tech is doin’ his thing. …WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING? THIS IS HORRIBLE! TECH STARTED RAPPING THE FIRST VERSE OVER A SLOW, CALM BEAT. HE ONLY RAPPED FOR LIKE 10 SECONDS THO. KRIZZ KALIKO JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THIS FUCKING HORRIFIC HOOK. IT’S WAY TOO OVERDRAMATIC. THIS IS SO FUCKING BAD. If you listen to this you will laugh your fucking ass off. The hook is so fucking corny. “How, far up can I go before you say you love me? You love me not / You love me.” This hook is so… This hook is unrealistically bad. It doesn’t make sense. Why did they do this? Seriously, it just came out of fucking nowhere. Tech N9ne’s doing his thing and I like the beat, but that fucking hook is just unacceptable. The thing is… There are actually parts of the hook that I like… The part where he’s actually singing along with the beat is cool. “I’m flying but I’m dying faster.” Everything before and after that is fucking horrible tho. I can’t call this wack af because the hook is the only bad thing about this song, but it’s really, really fucking bad. It ruined the song. Nah. This is wack. I can’t fuck with this. Not feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 23: Worldly Angel (Prod. Seven)

This beat is fucking dope af. Tech’s flow is immaculate. He’s rappin’ about his mama. There’s some chick singin’ the hook. It’s not bad. It’s not amazing or anything. It’s not really catchy, but it works perfectly in the context of the song. It doesn’t sound overdramatic because the rest of the song is just as sad. This is great. The hook isn’t bad, the beat is dope af & Tech’s flow is on point. His flow is relatively slow on the last verse and it really makes his sadness seem more fervent. I fuck with this. This is dope af. 5/5

Track 24: Roadkill (Prod. Excision)

Oh no. I had no idea who Excision was at first, but I just looked him up. Dubstep. I’m sorry, but Dubstep is just fucking horrible to me. It’s cool if you like it, but to me that shit is annoying af. It’s just so bad. To me tho. It’s okay if y’all like it. It’s sooooo bad tho. “I NEED ENERGY.” This is about to be corny af. Tech’s flow is dope af, but everything else about this song is just bad to me. The sound of dubstep even without any vocals… It just sounds corny. All I can think of is some nerdy white kid recording himself on a skateboard. He jumps like 7 inches into the air and it’s in slow motion. He falls off of the skateboard and the beat drops when he lands. I actually really want to see that now… This hook is so fucking corny. “Push, pull, kick, aim, squeeze, drill / ROAD KILL.” This is wack to me. Not feelin’ it at all. If you like corny/wack shit, you might like this. I can’t take dubstep tho. His flow was nice, but everything else about this song is BAD. 2/5

Final Thoughts:

That was alright I guess. I said before that if I liked at least 10 songs I would be satisfied & I ended up liking 7 songs. The amount of tracks on this project can make it seem daunting, but the skits do a good job of breaking up the album, even though they’re random as fuck. It makes you feel like you’re making progress. It was like the seasons of Tetsuo & Youth. This album started off amazingly. I was blown away by the first few songs. After On The Bible, it kinda went downhill. The music is just way too inconsistent. I wasn’t feelin’ the way he took elements from other genres. There’s probably nothing wrong with that objectively, but I don’t wanna hear that shit personally. Aside from that, most of the problems I had with this album came from the features. Krizz Kaliko, please… Just… Just rap. Just because you don’t sound like ILoveMakkonen (debatable at times tbh) when you sing doesn’t mean you should. I love it when you rap. I hate it when you sing. Just… Just stop. That interlude on Psycho Bitch III where Tech N9ne cusses that guy out and shoots his ass is fucking incredible. I would listen to an album of recordings of Tech N9ne cussing at random people and then shooting them. That would be fucking incredible. Every time he says FUCK YOU and then shoots someone I just laugh my fuckin’ ass off. I don’t even know why. He just sounds calm at first, but then screams really quickly and kills people. I would like most of these songs if it weren’t for the hooks, which mostly came from the features. I really don’t have any advice to give Tech N9ne because he doesn’t need it. He’s made 15 albums that are all twice as long as an average project and he still has shit to say. That’s incredible. I didn’t really like this album that much, but the shit that I DID like is really great in my opinion. I kinda wanna hear even more shit from him now. Hopefully it’ll be more consistent than this…

Favorite Track: On The Bible

Least Favorite Track: Hood Go Crazy

Verdict:

65%

MEH

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