Words By Zoe Zorka
One of 2018’s most anticipated albums drops today and if the critics are to be believed, we’re all in for a treat as Tech N9ne drops Planet, delivering what promises to be his one of most versatile album in 20 years as he seamlessly combines political commentary with party essential club hits.
With guest artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Snow tha Product, Y2, and others, the rapper takes on society’s dynamics and troubles from our obsession with Netflix to police violence to what he sometimes appears to see as a generally apathetic society.
Tech also gets a more introspective on this album than past works, showing a more loner side of him as he sings on “Kick it With Myself,”
I was the only child till I was 13/Rather be lonely while dealing with earthlings, just two of the many lines that express a frustration with how he sees our planet’s current state of affairs and his often-preferred state of solitude.
The album isn’t all serious by any stretch of the imagination. “How I’m Feelin,” a collaboration with Snow tha Product that mixes a variety of sounds, is another quality club banger while “Don’t Nobody Want None,” an upbeat track with a fun early 90’s vibe, has already amassed two million views on YouTube and is sure to be one of the party anthems of 2018.
The rapper also takes a break from his usual sound to dabble with a trap beat on “No Reason,” as he and Machine Gun Kelly take aim at the trap-based record label formerly known as Strainge Entertainment (a name that Tech N9ne’s label Strange Music found a little too close for comfort.) Strange Music recently emerged victorious in the legal battle. Even though it’s not his typical vibe, Tech N9ne’s abilities far exceed that of many trap-based artists, proving that after almost two decades in the game, he has not just achieved, but also secured, legend status.