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Tek 9

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When he’s not really crafting house-inspired, intelligent jungle along with his partner Tag Mac simply because 4 Hero, Dego McFarlane information ragga, trip-hop, and drum’n’bass simply because Tek 9. The medial side task started in 1991, after 4 Hero acquired released four EPs over the duo’s Reinforced label. Dego originally documented the Kingdom of Dub EP, and recorded (with Express and Cheewa toasting outrageous) the ragga traditional “A London Sumtin'” as Code 071 — although single appeared afterwards as Tek 9. During 1993-1994, Dego proved helpful just sparingly as Tek 9 while working his Tom & Jerry label and focusing on 4 Hero materials. He later came back to the task with many EPs — The Come back of Tek 9, ‘Breakin Sound Obstacles, and Killing Period — and in 1996 released Tek 9’s debut record, It’s Not THAT WHICH YOU BELIEVE THAT IT IS!!?! The record charted a mellower training course compared to the early EPs, focusing even more on downtempo, hip-hop, and home than ragga jungle. Following a busy 2 yrs focusing on 4 Hero materials, Dego came back in past due 1999 with the next Tek 9 LP, Merely.

Quick Facts


Full Name TEC-9
Children Reign Yates, Alyia Yates, Dontez Yates
Music Songs Hood Go Crazy, Fragile, Worldwide Choppers, Am I a Psycho?, Caribou Lou, Speedom, So Dope, Riot Maker, Aw Yeah, Straight Out the Gate, E.B.A.H., Come Gangsta, Erbody But Me, No K, B.I.T.C.H., I'm a Playa, He's a Mental Giant, On The Bible, Midwest Choppers, Imma Tell, What If It Was Me, Wither, Dysfunctional, Now It's On, Love 2 Dislike Me, Psycho Bitch, Dwamn, We Just Wanna Party, Here Comes Tecca Nina, Sriracha, Bout Ta' Bubble, Blunt and a Ho
Albums Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks, A Wha' Him Deh Pon?, 2000 Black Presents Pavel Kostiuk And The Musicals, Simply, It's Not What You Think It Is !?!!, The Early Plates, Is It On ? - Remixes, Breakin' Sound Barriers, Kingdom of Dub, Just a Dream, The Return of Tek 9, Dumped Funk, Brand New Day, Reinforced Presents: Tek 9 - The Early Plates, Dego & Kaidi, Nuts!


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1 Europe [November 2012]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival 2016 performer: "Hitting On All Sevens"
My Man Is a Loser 2014 performer: "Everybody Move" / writer: "Everybody Move" - as Aaron Yates
Rap Critic Reviews 2012-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Born to Race 2011 Video performer: "LET'S GO" / writer: "LET'S GO" - as Aaron D. Yates
A Deeper Shade of Blue 2011 Documentary performer: "Million Miles"
Big Fan 2009 writer: "Let's Dip" 2008 - as Aaron D. Yates
Death Racers 2008 Video performer: "Mad House" / writer: "Mad House"
Alpha Dog 2006 performer: "Caribou Lou", "Slither", "LA LA Land", "Night & Day", "Blank Zone 2" - as Tech N9ne
Madden NFL 2006 2005 Video Game performer: "The Beast"
Dark Angel 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival 2016 The Librarian
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn 2015 Zombie (voice, uncredited)
Town Bizzness Pt 1 2013 Video
Big Money Rustlas 2010
Jack's Law 2006 Choco
Here Comes Tecca Nina 2003 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Psychumentary 2008 Video documentary
Here Comes Tecca Nina 2003 Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here Comes Tecca Nina 2003 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enter the House of Shock: A Shockumentary Documentary post-production Himself
Tech N9ne & Excision: Roadkill 2015 Short Himself
Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay 2015 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
RapFix Live 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Tech N9ne: Straight Out the Gate 2013 Short Himself
MENTALLUSIONS: Radical Eclectic Films of Benjamin Meade 2012 Himself
Mics on Fire 2010 Documentary Himself
Unsung 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Life of Lucky Cucumber 2009 Himself
The Hitchcock of HipHop 2008 Video Himself
The Psychumentary 2008 Video documentary Himself
Letter to the President 2005 Video documentary Himself - Recording Artist
T9X: The Tech N9ne Experience 2004 Video documentary
Beef 2003 Documentary Himself
Das Bus 2003 Documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BET Award BET Awards Video Director of the Year


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#Trademark
1 Often wears white face paint when on stage.

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