Tech N9ne Reveals Jay Rock Is Strictly TDE, Says His 1993 Material Deserved Guinness Records (Video)
Jay Rock famously signed with Tech N9ne and Strange Music to release his debut, Follow Me Home. The LP’s single, “Hood Gone Love It” was an early mainstream introduction Kendrick Lamar.
After reports that that Jay Rock, like Ab-Soul, would be going completely TDE, Tech N9ne confirms them. Saying that he wishes Jay Rock well, and showing no signs of ill feelings, this makes Jay Rock only the second artist (after Prozack) to leave Strange. Brotha Lynch Hung’s deal with the label completed last year with the third in his trilogy (Mannibalector), but the parties may partner again—as Lynch has not released a solo album since.
Also in the interview, Tech N9ne speaks candidly with some interesting questions (as Montreality is known for) on the subjects of guiltiest pleasures (in the shower, no less) to his upcoming album. On the subject of choppin’, and Eminem’s new place in The Guinness Book Of Records on most words in a (hit) song, Tech N9ne urges Heads to go back and listen to some of his 1993 stuff, like that which he was making on Quincy Jones’ label, Qwest.
#Bonus Beat: Here’s some rare footage of what Tech looked and sounded like in that era: