Tech N9ne – “All 6’s & 7’s” review

After releasing his worst Collabos album The Gates Mixed Plate but later improving himself with his Seepage EP as well as his Bad Season mixtape all the year before, Kansas City indie hip hop icon Tech N9ne continues being one of the hardest working dudes in all of hip hop by delivering his 11th album. The album kicks off with “Technicians”, where Tech dedicates the whole song to his fanbase over an surprisingly solid dubstep beat. The song “Am I a Psycho?” with Hopsin & B.o.B sees each MC revolving around insanity & the beat B.o.B provides actually fits the vibe really well. The song “He’s a Mental Giant” sees Tech getting egotistical & the vocal sample that 7 incorporates throughout is just flawless. The song “Worldwide Choppers” is a multilingual posse cut dedicated to the chopper style & not only does everyone go hard on this joint, but the rap rock beat throughout was a nice touch too. The song “Strangeland” talks about Tech N9ne being in a world full of his fans & the production from the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League on here has a gloomy atmosphere to it. The song “Cult Leader” is about being against all evil, but it’s kinda ironic that the beat has this menacing tone to it. The next 4 songs “Fuck Food” with Lil Wayne, “Overtime” with Stevie Stone, “Pornographic” with E-40 & Snoop Dogg and “You Owe Like Pookie” with Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun are both pretty sexual in their own rights & I’m fine with romantic hip hop songs, but I thought it got annoying to keep hearing about sex after a while. The song “Delusional” sees Tech venting about some personal issues over an eerie beat. The song “If I Could” talks about how much Tech misses his family when he goes on tour over a rap metal beat & the way he does it to me is really sincere. The song “Mama Nem” has an upbeat instrumental & Tech’s taking the time on here to make a heartfelt dedication to his mother along with the rest of his family. While I really appreciate him talks about the success & fame on the standard edition closer “Promiseland”, the beat is just ok. The first bonus track “F.A.N.S. (Forever Accepting N9ne’s Soul)” has an energetic beat & Tech’s pretty much saying thank you to everyone who’s been down with him since Day 1. The next bonus track “Face Paint” has quasi-symphonic beat & throughout the song, we’re getting an explanation of the face paint that Tech wears during his live shows. The 4th bonus track “Rock & Roll Nigga” sees Tech getting braggadocious about the rockstar lifestyle & the guitars throughout are very fitting given the title. While this isn’t a perfect album, I will say that this could possibly be Tech’s most consistent album in recent memory

Score: 4/5

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