All 6's and 7's

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All 6's and 7's
Studio album by Tech N9ne
Released June 7, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Genre Hip hop
Length 76:31
Label Strange Music
Producer Ben Cybulsky, David Sanders II, B.o.B, EmayDee, Jayson "Koko" Bridges, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Seven, Soleternity, Travis O'Guin (exec.), WLPWR, Wyshmaster
Tech N9ne chronology
Bad Season
(2010)
All 6's and 7's
(2011)
Welcome to Strangeland
(2011)
Singles from All 6's and 7's
  1. "He's a Mental Giant"
    Released: May 4, 2011[1]
  2. "Mama Nem"
    Released: May 8, 2011[2]
  3. "Worldwide Choppers"
    Released: May 31, 2011[3]
  4. "Love Me Tomorrow"
    Released: 2011[4]
  5. "Am I a Psycho?"
    Released: January 22, 2012[5]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
411mania (9/10)[7]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Artistdirect 5/5 stars[9]
DJBooth 4/5 stars[10]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[11]
One Thirty BPM (74%)[12]
Spin (7/10)[13]
The Kansas City Star / Ink (Favorable)[14][15]
RapReviews (8/10)[16]
XXL (XL)[17]

All 6's and 7's is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on June 7, 2011, by Strange Music. The album has sold 55,715 copies in its first week and it debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart.[18]

Background[edit]

Tech has stated that the title All 6's and 7's means "in a state of confusion and disarray." He also said that this will be his "biggest" and "craziest" album of all.[19] The guest appearances for the album including B.o.B,[20] Hopsin, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Jay Rock, Twista, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, E-40, Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar and more.[21] Tech had expressed an interest in collaborating with Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae and Tyler, the Creator. Eminem was originally set to be on the album, but could not record a verse in time for the album's release.[22]

Singles[edit]

"I Love Music" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Oobergeek, was the first song to be released from All 6's and 7's. It was produced by EmayDee, and was released as a promo through the Fontana Music Distribution website. Produced by Seven, "Worldwide Choppers" was the second song to be released featuring Yelawolf, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Ceza, JL of B. Hood, U$O, D-Loc & Twisted Insane, the song was premiered over XXL's ustream. It debuted on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 4 and on the Top Heatseekers at number 15, and is Tech N9ne's first song to chart on those two. The first official single, "He's a Mental Giant" was the third released song and was premiered through Shade 45. It is also produced by Seven. "Mama Nem", featuring Krizz Kaliko, was the fourth song released. It was produced by David Sanders II and was premiered as a music video on MTV2 during Mother's Day. The music video for his first official single, "He's a Mental Giant," premiered on May 29, 2011 on MTV2.

A music video for "Am I A Psycho?" was said by Hopsin on Facebook that it was currently in the making with him, Tech N9ne, and B.o.B. Funk Volume head Damien 'Dame' Ritter confirmed on November 24 that filming would take place during the last week of November. The music video for "Am I a Psycho?" music video finished filming December 1, aired first on January 21 on mtv.com, and broadcast on MTV2 at 10:00am and 10:00pm.

Upon the album's release, "Fuck Food" featuring Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne and T-Pain debuted at number 47 on the Rap Digital Songs chart.[23]

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 with approximately 56,000 copies sold in its first week.[24][25] The album also reached number 24 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Pledge (Intro)"   Aaron Yates Ben Cybulsky 0:42
2. "Technicians"   Christopher McGill, Yates Soleternity 3:52
3. "Military (Skit)"   Yates Ben Cybulsky 0:21
4. "Am I A Psycho?" (featuring Hopsin & B.o.B) Bobby Simmons, Jr., Marcus Hopson, Yates B.o.B 4:04
5. "He's a Mental Giant"   Michael Summers, Samuel Watson, Yates Seven 3:54
6. "Worldwide Choppers" (featuring Ceza, JL of B. Hood, U$O, Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes, D-Loc & Twisted Insane) Ausamah Saed, Bilgin Özçalkan, Carl Mitchell, Demario Epps, Jason Varnes, Michael Johnson, Michael Atha, Summers, Trevor Smith, Yates Seven 5:26
7. "We Miss You Man Man (Skit)"   Yates Ben Cybulsky 0:46
8. "I Love Music" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Oobergeek) Kendrick Duckworth, Marcus "Oobergeek" Yates, Michael "EmayDee" Dupree, Watson, Yates EmayDee 3:46
9. "Strangeland"   Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Yates J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 3:35
10. "Call From Richie (Skit)"   Richie Abbott Ben Cybulsky 0:34
11. "The Boogieman" (featuring First Degree the D.E. & Stokley Williams of Mint Condition) Crowe, Manzilla Queen, Michael Colen, Ortiz, Stokley Williams, Yates J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 3:51
12. "Cult Leader" (featuring Liz Suwandi) Elizabeth "Liz Suwandi" Arnold, Summers, Yates Seven 4:46
13. "Call From KC Poet Camile (Skit)"   Camile Venable Ben Cybulsky 0:59
14. "Fuck Food" (featuring Lil Wayne, T-Pain & Krizz Kaliko) Dwayne Carter, Jr., Faheem Najm, Summers, Yates Seven 4:55
15. "Overtime" (featuring Stevie Stone) Jayson Bridges, Stephen "Stevie Stone" Williams, Watson, Yates Jayson "Koko" Bridges 3:00
16. "Pornographic" (featuring E-40, Krizz Kaliko & Snoop Dogg) Calvin Broadus, Jr., Earl Stevens, Summers, Watson, Yates Seven 3:52
17. "You Owe Like Pookie" (featuring Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun) Johnnie McKenzie, Melvin Calhoun, Jr., Summers, Yates Seven 3:28
18. "Delusional" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks) Watson, William WLPWR Washington, Yates WLPWR 4:12
19. "So Lonely" (featuring Blind Fury & Mackenzie O’Guin) Adam Cherrington, Mackenzie O'Guin, Stephen Norris, Yates Wyshmaster 3:54
20. "If I Could" (featuring Chino Moreno & Stephen Carpenter of Deftones) Summers, Watson, Yates Seven 3:27
21. "Angry Caller (Skit)"     Ben Cybulsky 0:20
22. "Love Me Tomorrow" (featuring Big Scoob) Queen, Stewart Ashby, Summers, Yates Seven 3:44
23. "Mama Nem"   David Sanders II, Watson, Yates Sanders II 4:22
24. "Promiseland" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks) Cherrington, Nikkiya Brooks, Yates Wyshmaster 4:41
Total length:
76:31

The Best Buy Edition also contains a Strange Music Pendant.

This iTunes deluxe edition also contains an exclusive video of the making of All 6s And 7s.[27]

FYE Exclusive Edition

The edition of the album sold at FYE contains a bonus DVD.[28]

Wal-Mart Exclusive Edition

The clean edition of the album sold at Wal-Mart contains $10 in "Strange Bucks" redeemable at the Strange Music online store.[29]

Tour[edit]

A tour for the album, "All 6s And 7s: The Tour", has been announced, scheduled to begin on May 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The tour is scheduled to have 62 shows. Fellow Strange Music artists Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, ¡Mayday! & Stevie Stone will serve as supporting acts for the tour.[30] Irv Da Phenom was announced recently as a surprise guest.

The scheduled tour dates are as follows:[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""He's A Mental Giant" single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. May 24, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ ""Mama Nem" single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. May 17, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Worldwide Choppers" single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. May 31, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tech N9ne Talks All 6s and 7s LIVE From Strange Music HQ 06/07 by StrangeMusicInc". Blog Talk Radio. June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tech N9ne Confirms ‘Am I A Psycho?’ Music Video [Video] | Tech N9ne". Blog.therealtechn9ne.com. October 26, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Critic Reviews for All 6s and 7s". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ Wannop, Bill (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". 411mania. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ Jeffries, David (June 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ Florino, Rick (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Artistdirect. Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ S., Nathan (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". DJBooth (The DJ Booth LLC). 
  11. ^ Vasquez, Andres (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on June 14, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ McMullen, Chase (June 8, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". One Thirty BPM. One Thirty BPM LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ Reeves, Mosi (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Spin. Spin Media LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  14. ^ Brownlee, Bill (June 7, 2011). "Tech N9ne’s masterful new album should silence doubters". Ink. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ Brownlee, Bill (June 8, 2011). "Tech N9ne makes his point with ‘All 6s and 7s’". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Juon, Steve (June 21, 2011). "RapReview of the week". RapReviews. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  17. ^ Fleischer, Adam (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". XXL. Harris Publications, Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ Markman, Rob (June 15, 2011). "Tech N9ne Still Shunning Majors After Stellar Billboard Debut". MTV.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 15, 2011. After selling 55,715 copies of the album in its first week... 
  19. ^ Treatment, TheStreet. "Tech N9ne Talks About The T-Pain & Lil Wayne Featured Track "Fuck Food" (Video)". Website. thestreettreatment & vibe magazine. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Buzz via The Pitch: Tech N9ne collaborates with B.o.B (and Snoop, Nas, Cee-Lo and the Deftones) for All 6's And 7's – Kansas City Music – Wayward Blog | Tech N9ne". Blog.therealtechn9ne.com. June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  21. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Website". Website. Strange Music. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  22. ^ Arnold, Paul W (August 30, 2011). "Tech N9ne Talks Lil Wayne's "Wish," Eminem's "Fear" And Your "Preference" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  23. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/371716/tech+n9ne/chart?f=1087
  24. ^ Jacobs, Allen (June 15, 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/12/2011 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  25. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/371716/tech+n9ne/chart
  26. ^ "Best Buy exclusive edition information". Bestbuy.com. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  27. ^ a b The iTunes Deluxe Edition of ‘All 6′s and 7′s’[dead link]
  28. ^ All 6s and 7s [f.y.e. Exclusive CD/DVD] at AllMusic. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  29. ^ "‘All 6s and 7s’ Available At Wal-Mart | Tech N9ne". Blog.therealtechn9ne.com. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  30. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Blog". Blog. Strange Music. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  31. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Website". Website. Strange Music. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 

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