It’s been a long time coming for Midwest rapper Tech N9ne. This week marks Tech N9ne’s first time debuting No.1 on the Billboard charts since he came onto the scene in the late 90s. Tech N9ne’s sixth studio album, “All 6’s & 7’s” lands No. 4 on BIllboard Top 200 chart and No. 1 on three Billboard charts: Rap Album, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Independent Albums with 56,000 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Tech N9ne made his first appearance on the Billboard charts in 2006 with his album, “Everready (The Religion)” debuting and peaking at No. 23 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on November 25 with 22,000 first week sales. It’s been upward climb since then for Tech N9ne. “Misery Loves Kompany,” followed when debuting and peaking at No. 23 on August 4, 2007 with 13,000 first week sales. Tech N9ne claimed stake on a higher slot on the chart each year after. “Killer” debuted and peaked at No. 8 in 2008, “K.O.D” debuted and peaked at No. 7 on 2009 and “The Gates Mixed Plate” debuted and peaked at No. 5 on 2010. Woo-wee!
Tech exceeded his own expectations with “All 6’s & 7’s.” “I truly think that this is my biggest album, simply because the beats are humongous, and the features are extra humongous, and my flows are gigantic…” Tech tells Billboard.com’s The Juice. “It’s hunger, man. I’m not content with being just the number one indie [rapper]. I want to be the number one everything, period. I’ve never been content.”
Tech N9ne will taste the well deserved fruits of his labor while on his ‘All 6’s & 7’s — The Tour,’ this summer.