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Tech N9ne’s Special Effects album releases on Tuesday, May 4. Before then, the veteran MC whets appetites with “Wither,” featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Here’s how Tech explains the track:

“When you’re a natural nice guy, people around you pick at you with so much with bullshit that you start getting tired,” Tech tells Loud Wire. “The good guy starts withering away. So when I was explaining it to Corey, I was like, ‘I’m slowly turning into an a–hole and I like it.’ “I don’t care, they say my angel glow is subsiding / I’m sliding outside of these high-beams and I won’t dare / Try to mend this tare / I love I’m fading / The good once there is just dying / So I’m withering away and I’ma trigger when I spray / And I’m attacking everybody till the feeling’s gone!” So much love to get disrespect in return. You gonna wither away and be like, ‘Fuck you.’”

Hear “Wither” in Wired Tracks, along with new material by Seven Davis Jr., Onyx, and more.


Kevin Gates – “I Don’t Get Tired (Remix)”

MBK ft. Rittz & Kxng Crooked – “I Don’t Know”

Onyx ft. SickFlow – “Strike Bac”

Russ – “Your Favorite Rapper”

Royce Rizzy ft. HBK Skipper – “All”

Seven Davis Jr. – “Sunday Morning”