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Tech N9ne

Tech Neener bounced around like an army brat early on in his career as a member of the groups; Black Mafia, 57th Street Rogue Dog Villains and Nnutthowze. It was with the latter that he signed a deal with Perspective Records in 1993. They were later dropped like a candy wrapper on a busy street by the label, and eventually disbanded. He even formed a collective with Yukmouth called The Regime in 1997 and bounced around to labels like Qwest and JCOR Records in an attempt to capture breakthrough success.

That’s until…

He started his own label Strange Music in 1999 and grew into one of the biggest indie artists in the nation. Tech is an artist with a cult following and has sold over 1 million copies without major label promotion. His music has appeared in television shows, videos games and movies.

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    Your forgot DMX. Source unsigned hype – signed to Ruffhouse in 1991 and dropped before being signed to Def Jam in 1997.

  • So, Eminem leaves for 5 years, goes off the radar with not one, but TWO near death experiences…. comes back with two of the biggest hip hop albums since his return and he doesn’t even make the list? This is the definition of a terrible list.