Popular American rapper, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Tech N9ne also owns a record label in partnership with Travis O Guin, which goes by the name ‘Strange Music.’ Now let’s have a close look on Tech N9ne’s net worth in 2018.
Tech N9ne Early Life
Born as Aaron Dontez Yates in the year 1971 on 8th of November in Missouri. He started rapping when he was very young. He began with rapping his own name so that he could remember all letters correctly. Aaron never got a chance to meet his father and saw his mother suffering from lupus and epilepsy when he was just a child; this sent him out on a search to find God. He did his schooling from Kansas City and went to Southwest High School.
His stage name Tech N9ne is a short form of TEC – 9 semi-automatic handgun. Black Walt gave him this name based on his rhyming style. However, Aaron later attached a deeper meaning to it stating that it refers to a rhyming technique, wherein ‘tech’ refers to a technique, and ‘N9ne’ refers to completion number. He believed that this was the name and technique that resonated with him more.
He joined the group ‘Black Mafia’ in 1991 and was also associated with ‘57th Street Rogue Dog Villains’. In 1997 he became a part of the ‘Regime,’ these were crucial moments in shaping up his career as a rapper.
Tech N9ne Career
Aaron’s musical career started mainly when he started getting associated with all these groups. However, he could not stick around with those groups for long and soon signed up with Qwest Records. This partnership also did not last long, and he soon joined JCOR Records.
He grabbed the chance to feature by leading rap artists like Eminem, Xzibit, and RZA. He founded his own label in 1999 with a partner and named it ‘ Strange Music.’ He released the debut studio album for himself in 1999 and called it ‘The Calm Before Storm.’ His next album ‘The Worst’ was released in 2000. Followed by his third album ‘Anghellic’ in 2001.
His album ‘Everready’ and ‘Misery Loves Kompany’, released in 2006 and 2007 respectively, were able to get the top rankings in the US charts for Indie music. He went on to release several albums and singles that were not only loved by people but were also ranked well on leading American Music charts.
A few of his hit singles include ‘Fragile,’ ‘Hood Go Crazy’ and more which include popular artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kendall Morgan and more. Some of the popular films he has appeared in include ‘Vengeance,’ ‘Big Money Rustlas,’ ‘Night of Living dead’ and more.
Awards & Achievement
The first award he won was the ‘Left Field Woodie Award’ that he received at mtvU Woodie Awards, in 2009, which is also the key award that he has won in his career. Apart from this award he has been able to get several of his songs ranked on top ranks in the leading American Music Charts.
Net Worth of Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne might not have received multiple awards in his career, but he still managed to create a place for himself in the hearts of people. He has not only been a part of several music albums but also films and shows, thus growing his popularity and net worth to $16 million.
Aaron has been a dedicated and passionate performer and artist throughout his career, he did not get the pleasure of receiving a multitude of awards, but still managed to make a mark of himself in the entertainment industry through multiple films, songs, and shows. We look forward to many more of his songs in the coming year.