Tech N9ne, ‘Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None)’ | Track Review
Veteran Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne returns in groovy fashion with “Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None),” a promo single for his forthcoming album, ‘Planet.’
2018 marks the return of Midwest rapper, Tech N9ne. The 46-year old, Kansas City, Missouri MC has been releasing studio albums since 1999. After dropping The Storm in December 2016, he returns with Planet, arriving March 2, 2018. Among singles issued in advance of Planet were “Drink Up” and “Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None).”
“Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None)” commences with an intro by Nino: “Dedicated to all the DJs and dance crews all around the world.” The intro is significant because it sets up danceable, groovy vibes in regards to the production. Following the turntable scratches, the backdrop kicks off in all its rhythmic glory.
Tech N9ne spits as cleverly and agilely as ever over uncharacteristic hip-hop production. It should be noted that the sound of the record is not totally uncharacteristic of the rapper, given the eclecticism he brings to the game. Furthermore, it’s not ‘brand new,’ interpolating the Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force classic, “Planet Rock.” Dead giveaways to the classic are the nonsensical syllables that appear throughout the song, at the end of the second verse as well as the end of the song.
“Boo you, screw you too / Fool, you through / This how we do at the ‘ZZou / Mizzou-zzou-zzou-zzou-zzou / ‘Zzou-zzou-zzou…”
He keeps things simple, but infectious and spirited on the hook.
“Don’t nobody want none (Don’t nobody want none) …”
All in all, “Tech N9ne (Don’t Nobody Want None)” is an enjoyable, fun single from Tech N9ne. Regardless of being middle-aged, he still proves he has some tricks up his sleeve. Well-produced, well-performed, and a contrast to anything he offered on his previous album, The Storm.
Tech N9ne • Planet • Strange Music • Release: 3.2.18
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