Tech N9ne is one of hip hop’s hottest names right now, with his last album opening up #4 on the Billboard 200 (and featuring appearances by Snoop Dogg, B.o.B., E-40, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, Stokley, Mint Condition, Chino Moreno & Stephen Carpenter, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, T-Pain and Lil Wayne), a completely insane sold out tour with one of Rap’s hottest young names, Machine Gun Kelly opening for him, and as he continues his record breaking Hostile Takeover Tour in 2012, there looks like there is no stopping this lyrical assassin.  His music label “Strange Music” has become one of the standards of hip hop as well, creating talent across the board, and maintaining a cult-like independent feel that has made them the most successful Independent label in hip hop, while allowing artists to prosper and enhance their creativity.  What people don’t realize, that since 1998, Tech has released 11 albums, and built his incredibly loyal fan base from the ground up, and now all that work and touring is paying off in mainstream success and the sky is the limit for him.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with for a No Holds Barred interview with the Kansas City lyrical assassin right before one of his shows right after he was on Sway In The Morning to talk about his incredible success and what it has been like building his unique following from the ground up, how he has been able to stay so humble in an industry that doesn’t allow it, when he realized that he could be a successful hip hop star, who has been the greatest moment for him to work with, his trip to Riker’s Island to collaborate with Lil’ Wayne, and he even gives me a taste of his skillz when he raps for me and demonstrates why he is one of hip hop’s most successful brands.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!

Here is Tech N9ne in the studio earlier in the day with Sway In The Morning:

And here for more Tech N9ne, here is the unedited interview: