August 20, 2008
Tech N9ne evidently has enough ammo to let an early track slip out and still cut loose with both barrels ” or at least a double CD.
Tech released “Let’s Go,” from the second disc of “Killer” in advance of the double album. The album is available on the Kansas City rapper’s Web site,
http://www.therealtechn9ne.com, and from his own Strange Music label on iTunes.
True to the title, “Let’s Go” offers a taste of “Killer” that listeners can download. They can also hear “Everybody Move” and “Like Yeah” from the first disc, at therealtechn9ne.com before investing in the double album, whose cover art shows Tech posing like an early-80s Michael Jackson in a straitjacket.
Tech’s signature computer-generated voice effects kick of “Let’s Go,” before his rough-and-ready vocals give way to verses from Kutt Calhoun (an MC from K.C. who sounds a little like Ludacris) and Bay Area hyphy headmaster Mistah FAB over frenetic synths and huge kick drums.
Tech joined Houston rapper-producer Paul Wall in April when the “Fire & Ice” tour stopped in Reno, but he’s not coming any closer than San Francisco this summer. Still, as an appetizer ” some Kansas City rib tips ” “Let’s Go” promises a filling main course.