Tech N9ne Shouts Out Slipknot On New Track, Like I Ain’t
Rapper Tech N9ne doesn’t need to prove himself to anyone — as he mentions in Like I Ain’t, a track on his new album N9NA, he’s rapped on tracks his hip-hop heavy hitters like Tupac and Eminem. He also needs no introduction to metalheads, who most likely know him from his track with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. Now, Tech is shouting out his friends in the band and their fanbase, calling them out by name in a verse on Like I Ain’t.
On the track, Tech rhymes the following:
“Like I’m tryna be the best up in this hip-hop (Cheah)
And do a track with the king of Atlanta, T.I.P.-top<
Then turn around and switch it up, do big rock
Tryna ride all the way up to my homie in Slipknot, MAGGOT!”
Watch the video for the song here:
And if you haven’t seen it, here’s his collaboration with Corey Taylor:
Corey’s become well known for collaborating with hip-hop artists of late; just this week, Kerrang! premiered the video for Stuck In My Ways, his new track with British rapper Kid Bookie.
Describing the themes behind the song, Bookie told us, “I wanted to capture rage, energy, the attitude of a 21st century depressive piece of shit that only cares for the music and music only…Merge my favourite sonics and create a five-minute visual madness, set the precedent of being fearless within the bracket of sound. I hope you lot understand that.”
Listen to Stuck In My Ways here:
Make sure you catch Slipknot at one of the following European tour dates:
7 – 8 Hyvinkää Rockfest
7 – 9 Nuremberg Rock Im Park
7 – 9 Nürburg Rock Am Ring
13 – 15 Nickelsdorf Novarock
13 – 16 Interlaken Greenfield
14 – 16 Derby Download Festival
17 Leipzig Arena
18 Hannover TUI Arena
19 – 22 Copenhagen CopenHell
21 – 23 Dessel Graspop
25 – 26 Krakow Mystic Festival
27 Bologna Sonic Park
28 – 30 Madrid Download Festival
1 Nîmes Amphitheatre
3 – 6 Lisbon VOA
4 – 5 Viveiro Resurrection Fest
Though some festival-goers booed and flipped-off MGK at Louder Than Life, he says that “all I saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones”.
Watch the video for IDLES’ new single The Beachland Ballroom – the “most important song” on their upcoming album Crawler, according to vocalist Joe Talbot.