Killer (Tech N9ne album)
|Studio album by Tech N9ne|
|Released||July 1, 2008|
|Recorded||January 15, 2008 - March 27, 2008|
|Length||62:52 (Disc 1)
64:31 (Disc 2)
|Producer||David Sanders II, Matic Lee, Seven, Wyshmaster, Young Fyre|
|Tech N9ne chronology|
|Singles from Killer|
|Kansas City Star||2008|
|The Pitch||(favorable) 2008|
Killer is the seventh studio album by rapper Tech N9ne. Killer's album cover pays homage to Michael Jackson’s iconic "Thriller" album cover. With Killer, Tech N9ne has SoundScanned his 1 millionth album independently.
This album was the first album Tech N9ne recorded as a double disc release, containing 32 tracks. (Everready (The Religion) contained two discs, however the second disc was marketed as a bonus disc and not a part of the album itself.) Guests who were featured on the album include Paul Wall, Scarface, Shawnna, Brother J of X-Clan, Mistah F.A.B., Kottonmouth Kings, Hed PE, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snug Brim, BG Bulletwound, Mr. Stinky, Liquid Assassin of Grave Plott, and Ice Cube. While Brotha Lynch Hung was confirmed to be a guest on the album early on, he would be absent from the album in the end. It was later revealed that Brotha Lynch Hung was supposed to be on Psycho Bitch II, but he would have been unable to get his verse back to Tech in time, thus he did not appear. He was instead replaced by Grave Plott's Liquid Assassin.
It features production by producers that have previously collaborated with Tech like Michael "Seven" Summers and David Sanders II, as well as new collaborations such as with Tramaine "YoungFyre" Winfrey, Jonah "Matic Lee" Appleby and Adam "Wyshmaster" Cherrington.
On October 3rd, 2008, the music video for "Like Yeah" premiered on MTVU.com. The video was directed by Estevan Oriol and featured several cameos such as the songs producer Young Fyre, fellow label mates Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun, actor Danny Trejo, as well as artists Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., C-Bo, Glasses Malone, Krondon and Skinhead Rob.
|1.||"Dr. Frazier's Office (Intro Skit)"||A. Yates||Robert Rebeck||01:21|
|2.||"Like Yeah"||A. Yates, S. Watson||Young Fyre||04:19|
|3.||"Wheaties" (featuring Shawnna)||A. Yates, R. Guy||Young Fyre||04:09|
|4.||"Everybody Move"||A. Yates, S. Watson||Wyshmaster||03:38|
|5.||"Get the Fuck Outta Here" (featuring The Popper & Paul Wall)||A. Yates, M. Queen, P. Slayton, W. Edwin||Wyshmaster||04:28|
|6.||"The Waitress"||A. Yates||Wyshmaster||04:09|
|8.||"Shit Is Real"||A. Yates, J. Canty, S. Watson||Matic Lee||03:43|
|9.||"Blackboy" (featuring Brother J, Ice Cube & Krizz Kaliko)||A. Yates, J. Hunter, O. Jackson, S. Watson||Seven, Krizz Kaliko||04:46|
|10.||"Pillow Talkin'" (featuring Scarface)||A. Yates, B. Jordan, S. Watson||Wyshmaster||03:43|
|11.||"Paint a Dark Picture" (featuring The Dirtball)||A. Yates, D. Alexander||Seven||04:39|
|12.||"Hope for a Higher Power"||A. Yates||Seven||05:57|
|13.||"Worst Case Scenario (Skit)" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Scenario)||A. Yates, B. Fraser||Seven, Robert Rebeck, Krizz Kaliko||01:51|
|14.||"Psycho Bitch II" (featuring Liquid Assassin)||A. Yates, C. Toombs, R. Rebeck||Robert Rebeck||05:48|
|15.||"Poisonous" (featuring Liz Suwandi)||A. Yates, L. Suwandi||Seven||02:42|
|16.||"Too Much" (featuring Kutt Calhoun)||A. Yates, M. Calhoun, S. Watson||Aaron Bradley||03:03|
|1.||"I Love You But Fuck You"||A. Yates, M. Queen||David Sanders II||05:23|
|2.||"One Good Time"||A. Yates||Matic Lee||04:29|
|3.||"Drill Team" (featuring BG Bulletwound, Krizz Kaliko & Snug Brim)||A. Henderson, A. Yates, B. Fraser, G. Roland, S. Watson||David Sanders II||05:16|
|4.||"Beat You Up" (featuring Big Scoob, Lebowski & The Weapon)||A. Yates, D. Edwin, P. Jones, S. Ashby||David Sanders II||05:13|
|5.||"Let's Go" (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Mistah F.A.B.)||A. Yates, M. Calhoun, S. Cox||David Sanders II||03:25|
|6.||"Why You Ain't Call Me"||A. Yates||Elmo||04:31|
|7.||"Seven Words" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Skatterman)||A. Yates, S. Landis, S. Watson||Seven||04:51|
|8.||"The Sexorcist (Infomercial)" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)||A. Yates, S. Watson||Seven||03:40|
|9.||"Killa Call (Skit)" (featuring Killa C)||A. Yates||Tech N9ne||00:32|
|10.||"Enjoy" (featuring Bosko & Krizz Kaliko)||A. Yates, B. Kante, S. Watson||Wyshmaster||04:05|
|11.||"Elbow Macaroni (Skit)"||A. Yates||Tech N9ne, Makzilla||01:30|
|12.||"I Am Everything" (featuring Hed PE & Kottonmouth Kings)||A. Yates, B. Xavier, D. Miller, P. Gomes, T. McNutt||Underrated, Aaron Abeyta||03:35|
|13.||"Happy Ending"||A. Yates||Seven||04:44|
|14.||"Can't Shake It" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Robert Rebeck)||A. Yates, S. Watson||Tyler Reynolds||03:38|
|15.||"Holier Than Thou" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Strange Lane Choir)||A. Yates, S. Watson||Young Fyre||05:23|
|16.||"Last Words"||A. Yates, S. Watson||Seven||04:14|
|1.||"Get Your Attention" (featuring Gina McFadden & Krizz Kaliko) (Leftover)||Young Fyre||03:49|
|2.||"Killer" (featuring Krizz Kaliko) (Strange Music Online Store Pre-Order Bonus Track)||03:26|
|3.||"Smoke Sumting" (featuring Krizz Kaliko) (Appeared on early sampler)||04:35|
Psycho Bitch II
- "Don't You Want To Stay" composed by Bill Withers
Paint a Dark Picture
- "Tales From the Darkside opening"
Hope For a Higher Power
- Jim Jones's last speech at Jonestown (November 18, 1978). The audio was sampled from the cassette taped recovered by FBI agents in Jonestown, Guyana after the mass suicide. It is nicknamed the 'Jonestown Deathtape' (FBI No. Q 042).
- Black Widow (2008-04-04). "Tech N9ne - Shock Value". Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-04.
- Tech N9ne in the 94-9 Jamz Studio 1 (Flash). Event occurs at 4:58-05:17. Retrieved 2008-04-06. "I started January 15th on Killer and I did 32 tracks, it's a double CD man, you know what I mean... that's 32 tracks man, I did it, I started January 15th and I ended it the day before the tour started..."
- "iTunes Store: Everybody Move - Single". iTunes. 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- Upcoming Strange Music Albums
- Bottom of page above Tour Info
- Etminan, Nima (2008-07-17). "DubCNN - Tech N9ne Interview (Part 1)". Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Tech N9ne - Like Yeah Video". MTV. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-03.