Sickology 101

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Sickology 101
Studio album by Tech N9ne
Released April 28, 2009 (2009-04-28)[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 75:35
Label Strange Music
Producer Matic Lee
Wyshmaster
Young Fyre
Seven
Tech N9ne chronology
Killer
(2008)
Sickology 101
(2009)
K.O.D.
(2009)
Tech N9ne Collabos chronology
Misery Loves Kompany
(2007)
Sickology 101
(2009)
The Gates Mixed Plate
(2010)
Singles from Sickology 101
  1. "Red Nose"
    Released: March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)[2]
  2. "Sickology 101"
    Released: March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)[3]
  3. "Nothin'"
    Released: April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
DJBooth 4/5 stars[6]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[7]
RapReviews (7.5/10) [8]

Sickology 101 is the eighth studio album, and the second in the "Collabos" series, by rapper Tech N9ne.

Early on, the album carried a "The Study of Being Sick" subtitle, but as its release grew nearer, the subtitle was phased out.[9][10] The album features guest appearances from Krayzie Bone,[1] Crooked I,[1] Chino XL,[1] Messy Marv,[1] Ron Ron, Potluck,[1] also featured are fellow Kansas City rappers Cash Image,[11] D-Locc Da Chop[11] and the 57th Street Rogue Dog Villians.[12] Furthermore, fellow Strange Music rappers Krizz Kaliko,[1] Kutt Calhoun[1] and Big Scoob[12] are featured. It features production by producers that have previously collaborated with Tech, like Tramaine "Young Fyre" Winfrey, Jonah "Matic Lee" Appleby, Adam "Wyshmaster" Cherrington, and Michael "Seven" Summers, with additional production alongside Young Fyre, like Josh "Karbon" Brunstetter and Brian "Yung Fokus" Reid. The additional production credits were absent from the copies of the album in the initial pressing, but were added in subsequent pressings.

Both "Red Nose" and "Sickology 101" were released as digital singles on March 31, 2009, while "Nothin'" followed as a digital single on April 14, 2009. On March 24, 2009, the music video for "Red Nose" was added to YouTube by Strange Music's account in high-definition video.[13] On April 13, 2009, the video premiered on MTVU.com. The video was directed by Dan Gedman.[14]

The initial numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan for the albums' debut week were 18,680 which would have put the album at #23 on the Billboard 200.[15] However, according to a news report by HipHopDX, Strange Music submitted proof, indicating the number to be 21,455 copies sold first week.[16] As a result, Sickology 101 actually debuted on the Billboard 200 at #19.[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sickology 101" (featuring Chino XL & Crooked I) A. Yates, D. Barbosa, D. Wickliffe Wyshmaster 03:43
2. "Midwest Choppers 2" (featuring K-Dean & Krayzie Bone) A. Henderson, A. Yates, K. Dean, S. Watson Young Fyre, Karbon 04:34
3. "Ghetto Love" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun) A. Yates, M. Calhoun, S. Watson Young Fyre, Karbon 05:15
4. "Poh Me Anutha" (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Potluck) A. Yates, J. Kerri, J. Liederman, M. Calhoun, S. Watson Young Fyre, Yung Fokus 04:09
5. "We Kixin' It" (featuring Ron Ron & The Popper) A. Yates, R. White, W. Edwin Young Fyre 03:43
6. "Nothin'" (featuring Big Scoob & Messy Marv) A. Yates, M. Watson, S. Ashby Jr. Matic Lee 03:46
7. "Let Me In" (featuring Cash Image & D-Loc Da Chop) A. Yates, D. Taylor, D. Williams, S. Watson Young Fyre, Karbon 05:53
8. "In the Air" (featuring Craig Smith & Nesto the Owner) A. Yates, C. Smith, E. Edwards Wyshmaster 04:18
9. "Blown Away"   A. Yates, B. Fraser, M. Queen Young Fyre 04:51
10. "Party & Bullshit" (featuring Big Ben & Shadow) A. Yates, B. Olney, G. Washington, S. Watson Young Fyre 04:25
11. "Grammy's (Skit)" (featuring Below Zero, Chandra Palmer, Dana Perkins, Irv Da Phenom, Krizz Kaliko, Rob Rebeck & Valerie Knight) M. Queen Rob Rebeck 01:14
12. "Sorry N' Shit" (featuring 57th Street Rogue Dog Villians) A. Yates, M. Whitebear, S. Ashby Jr., W. Oats Matic Lee 05:50
13. "Dysfunctional" (featuring Big Scoob & Krizz Kaliko) A. Yates, S. Ashby Jr., S. Watson Matic Lee 04:00
14. "Far Away" (featuring Krizz Kaliko) A. Yates, S. Watson Matic Lee 03:38
15. "Spelling Bee (Skit)" (featuring Makzilla & Rob Rebeck) M. Queen Rob Rebeck 01:15
16. "Creepin'" (featuring B.G. Bulletwound & Paul Mussan) A. Yates, G. Roland, P. Sowell, S. Watson Seven 05:05
17. "Red Nose"   A. Yates, M. Queen Matic Lee 05:27
18. "Bootlegger (Skit) / Areola / Bootlegger (Outro)" (performed by 816 Boyz) (Bonus) A. Yates, M. Calhoun, M. Queen, S. Watson Matic Lee (Areola)
Rob Rebeck (Skit/Outro)
04:29
Total length:
75:35
Strange Music Pre-Order Digital Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
19. "Take It Off" (featuring K-Dean & Lady Q)   Seven 05:09

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Red Nose Single on Amazon.com". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Sickology 101 Single on Amazon.com". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Nothin' Single on Amazon.com". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  5. ^ Jeffries, David (2009). "Allmusic Review of Sickology 101". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  6. ^ S., Nathan (2009). "DJBooth Review of Sickology 101". DJBooth.net. The DJ Booth LLC. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  7. ^ Arnold, Paul W. (2009-05-03). "HipHopDX Review of Sickology 101". HipHopDX.com. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  8. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (2009-04-28). "RapReviews Review of Sickology 101". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  9. ^ Starbury, Allen (2008-09-02). "Tech N9ne Reaches Million Sales Milestone, Recalls Ups & Downs Of Career". Ballerstatus.com. Retrieved 2008-09-03. "the rapper is already back in the studio working on his next album, titled Sickology 101: The Study of Being Sick." [dead link]
  10. ^ Florino, Rick (2009-02-24). "Tech N9ne: Killer on the Loose". ShockHound. Retrieved 2009-02-26. "Once 2009 began, he started prepping a record of collaborations entitled Sickology 101: The Study of Being Sick" 
  11. ^ a b "Sickology 101 tour page (with We Got This '09 Sampler)". Strange Music. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  12. ^ a b thereal (Tech N9ne) (2009-02-09). "Big Scoob Member of Strange Music Family!". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  13. ^ "Tech N9ne "Red Nose" Strange Music Official Video". Strange Music Inc. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  14. ^ "Tech N9ne "Red Nose"". MTV Networks On Campus Inc. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  15. ^ "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/3/2009". 
  16. ^ "Soundscan Update; Tech N9ne Debuts In Top 20". HipHopDX. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  17. ^ "Billboard - Top 200 Albums (Top 11-50)". Retrieved 2009-05-07.