Tech praised Minnesota as one of his favorite places to play and shouted out Atmosphere, whose rise to independent fame is parallel to his own. The rapper has made himself impossible to ignore through years of dropping albums and touring the country, and the night was a testament to the lane he's built by showcasing a whole movement of artists under his wing. His sidekick Krizz Kaliko got a number of opportunities to play his own music during Tech's set, and many of his hardcore crooning anthems played well alongside. The pair are impressive together, with a tightness in delivery and synchronized dance moves that was consistently fun to watch.
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Tech puts on a gigantic show, and closed out his set with a long barrage of acapella tracks from his back catalog as a test to see who the real fans were. They were certainly loyal, and upwards of ten different women proved it by flashing their breasts on command to the tune of Tech's standard tit-ode medley of "Titties" and "Areola."
Tech N9ne's impressive technical ability and range of material make him an entertaining performer even if you're less into the horrorcore aspect. The whole crew joined onstage as Tech closed out on the immense "I'm a Playa" and his customary gun salute. He was visibly excited by the fan's response, who filed out of Myth still yelling and stomping around like the show was still happening. There's very few rappers who have such a stronghold on an audience and this is certainly going to be a show they'll remember.
Personal Bias: I came in much more on the bystander end of the spectrum in comparison to Tech's rabid fanbase.
Overheard In The Crowd: One person in particular thought it very important that I turn up, coaxing me at least four different times. "Dude, turn up! Do some cocaine, drink some booze, just turn up!"
The Crowd: Tech's song "B.I.T.C.H." alludes to his predominantly white audience gradually crossing over to include more non-white fans. The crowd definitely leaned white, young, and rowdy, but his assessment of his audience growing in a number of directions was accurate. One girl's boyfriend seemed exceptionally upset that she decided to
flash her breasts to Tech N9ne, and was seen in the parking lot after
the show still yelling at her.
Random Notebook Dump: One fan in the corner of the venue slowly threw seven dollars into the air one at a time in the saddest display of making it rain I've ever seen.
Straight Out The Gate
Am I A Psycho?
Who Do I Catch
He's A Mental Giant
Midwest Choppers II
So Dope (They Wanna)
Blackened The Sun
- Acapella Portion :
I'm A Playa