The Gates Mixed Plate

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The Gates Mixed Plate
Studio album by Tech N9ne
Released July 27, 2010
Genre Hip hop
Length 76:57
Label Strange Music
Producer Robert Rebeck, Tech N9ne, Seven, Young Fyre, Karbon, EmayDee, Demolishbeatz, Matic Lee, Charles S. Neal IV
Tech N9ne chronology
The Lost Scripts of K.O.D.
(2010)
The Gates Mixed Plate
(2010)
Seepage
(2010)
Tech N9ne Collabos chronology
Sickology 101
(2009)
The Gates Mixed Plate
(2010)
Welcome to Strangeland
(2011)
Singles from The Gates Mixed Plate
  1. "O.G."
    Released: June 29, 2010
  2. "Jumpin' Jax"
    Released: June 29, 2010
  3. "KC Tea"
    Released: July 21, 2010
Professional ratings
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The Gates Mixed Plate[1] is the tenth studio album by rapper Tech N9ne, which was released on July 27, 2010. It is the third album in the rapper's "Collabos" series, following the 2009 album Sickology 101. The album's name is in reference to the Kansas City Bar-B-Q restaurant Gates Bar-B-Q.[1][2] The album's first single, "O.G." further references the restaurant.

The album has what the artists describes as "lighter music" after the 2009 album, K.O.D., took a "darker" approach. When speaking on the content of the album, the artist said the album "is full of party tracks because I'm trying to rejoice."[1] The album also features guest appearances by Kutt Calhoun, Krizz Kaliko, Big Scoob, Brotha Lynch Hung, Stevie Stone, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Yukmouth, Devin the Dude, Irv Da Phenom, and many more.

Singles and videos[edit]

On June 11, MTVU.com premiered the music video for the first single, "O.G." The video was directed by Dan Gedman.[3] The single was featured in a list of the "Top 10 Party Anthems for Summer 2010" on ARTISTdirect.com along with the likes of "Can't Be Tamed" (Miley Cyrus), "Ms. Chocolate" (Lil' Jon) and "Alejandro" (Lady Gaga).[4]

Both "O.G." and "Jumpin' Jax" were released as digital singles on June 29, 2010.[5][6] The official video for "KC Tea" was released on the Strange Music YouTube channel on July 21, 2010. The video was directed by Dan Gedman.[7]

Sales[edit]

The album sold 17,000 copies in its first week and 5,000 copies during its second. Record sales reached upwards of 22,000 copies in only 2 weeks. To date, album has sold about 50,000 copies

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ms. Walker / Brooklyn Martino (Intro)"     Robert Rebeck, Tech N9ne 0:16
2. "O.G."   A. Yates, M. Summers, S. Watson Seven 3:17
3. "F U Pay Me" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Makzilla) A. Yates, J. Brunstetter, M. Queen, S. Watson, T. Winfrey Young Fyre, Karbon 3:59
4. "Gamer" (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Krizz Kaliko) A. Yates, M. Calhoun Jr., M. Dupree, S. Watson EmayDee 4:13
5. "Jumpin' Jax" (featuring Stevie Stone, Krizz Kaliko & Bishop Young Don) A. Yates, E. Dixon, J. Brunstetter, S. Watson, S. Williams & T. Winfrey Young Fyre, Karbon 4:58
6. "Keep It One Hunit" (featuring Big Scoob, Glasses Malone & Irv Da Phenom) A. Yates, C. Penniman, J. Brunstetter, M. Irving Jr., S. Ashby Jr., T. Winfrey Young Fyre, Karbon 4:12
7. "Pow Pow" (featuring Kutt Calhoun, Mon. E.G. The Ghostwriter, Riv Locc & Tay Diggs) A. Yates, G. Bolton, L. Young, M. Calhoun Jr., M. Dean, M. Tyler Demolishbeatz 5:17
8. "Harvey Dent"   A. Yates, M. Dupree EmayDee 2:49
9. "Tony G (Intro)"     Robert Rebeck 0:13
10. "What's Next" (featuring Craig Smith, Krizz Kaliko & Oobergeek) A. Yates, C. Smith, M. Dupree, M. Yates, S. Watson EmayDee 4:11
11. "Afterparty" (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Devin the Dude) A. Yates, D. Copeland, M. Calhoun Jr., M. Dupree EmayDee 4:09
12. "Too Many Girls" (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Sundae) A. Yates, J. Appleby, S. Austin, S. Watson Matic Lee 4:22
13. "Pu Wah Wah" (performed by 816 Boyz) A. Yates, M. Calhoun Jr., M. Queen, M. Summers, S. Watson Seven 4:20
14. "Sean Tyler (Intro)"     Robert Rebeck 0:13
15. "KC Tea" (featuring Krizz Kaliko) A. Yates, M. Summers, S. Watson Seven 4:02
16. "JT Quick (Intro)"     Robert Rebeck 0:23
17. "Oh You Didn't Know" (featuring Irv Da Phenom & The Popper) A. Yates, L. Young, M. Irving Jr., W. Edwin Demolishbeatz 4:13
18. "Far Out" (featuring J.L. of B. Hood, P.R.E.A.C.H. & Stevie Stone) A. Yates, E. Bothazy, J. Varnes, L. Young, S. Williams Demolishbeatz 4:38
19. "Paper with Brian B Shynin (Intro)" (featuring Jay Rock, Joe Vertigo & Krizz Kaliko) A. Yates, B. Shynin, C. Neal IV, J. McKenzie, J. Watson, S. Watson Charles S. Neal IV 4:02
20. "Loud" (featuring Alan Wayne tha Pradagy, Bizzy & Irv Da Phenom) A. Yates, A. Wayne, L. Young, M. Irving Jr., T. Oglesby Demolishbeatz 4:50
21. "Need More Angels with Prayer by Brother K.T." (featuring Irv Da Phenom) A. Yates, K. Taylor, M. Dupree, M. Irving Jr. EmayDee 4:52
22. "Doin' It" (Bonus Track) (featuring Chillest Illest, OME & Yukmouth) A. Yates, J. Ellis, J. Pringle, L. Young, S. Mitchell Demolishbeatz 3:41
Strange Music Pre-Order Digital Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
23. "What's Yo Psycho?" (featuring Brotha Lynch Hung & Sundae)   Demolishbeatz 4:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cotton, Karen (May 7, 2010). "This rapper worked through his pain on latest album". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved May 14, 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Roberts, Steven (2010-03-25). "Tech N9ne Says He Found Success On The Road". MTV.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2010-03-30. "As he prepares to drop his newest album, The Ollie Gates Mixed Plate, named after a restaurant in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri [...]" 
  3. ^ "Tech N9ne "O.G." - mtvU". MTV Networks On Campus Inc. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  4. ^ Ogle, Ryan (June 14, 2010). "Top 10 Party Anthems for Summer 2010". ARTISTdirect.com. Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ ""O.G." Single on Amazon.com". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  6. ^ ""Jumpin' Jax" Single on Amazon.com". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Tech N9ne "KC Tea" Official Music Video". Strange Music Inc. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21.