Tech N9ne – BLISS Album Review

Tech N9ne, from Kansas City, MO delivers a well rounded album entitled Bliss. The album begins with Welcome to the P.I.T.S. (Skit) a skit of a live concert, then goes into Badge of Honor, exploring whether some individuals deserve to be glorified for questionable actions.

After, we get into Knock, where Tech N9ne kills his verse and X-Raided goes hard as well, while Boston, MA’s Joyner Lucas and Buffalo, NY’s Conway went in but sounded a tad over-produced.

Tech N9ne represents for Kansas City, MO on KC Huh? KC What?, then touches on Tech N9ne’s popularity and fame worldwide with the banger They Know Meh w/ The Popper, before Bliss goes into another live concert Skit.

Tech N9ne’s signature flow and infamous songwriting on Tell Everyone is where the album really starts catching fire. Things I Like is a more light hearted vibe describing an assortment of things Tech N9ne likes. Then, once again, Tech N9ne comes with another total banger titled 3D.

W H A T (We’re Hungy and Thirsty) featuring Kim Dracula and HU$H straight rocks with live drum samples, heavy metal guitar chords and powerful vocals prior to fading into another Skit that introduces Tech N9ne, Joey Cool and King Iso- lyrically chopping the bass heavy, trunk knocker, Wess Paul Bennett.

The track Pull Out featuring Head DA DON is a more chill, singy-songy, pop-type instrumental which could be mistaken for a radio record yet slower. Afterwards, Tech N9ne and RMR deliver “more good intel to explore” Fatha Fig Ya (Food For Thought) dropping gems of advice over a triumphant beat.

Tech N9ne, X-Raided, 2gunn Kevi and Head DA DON team up for Reach Us which came across to me as more of a filler track. Then, Red Aura featuring Durand Bernarr and Qveen Herby has a choir-like chorus and live soulful feel.

Screen (Album Version) delivers that head nodding, hard hitting bounce Tech N9ne has always been a master of chopping on, and features Jehry Robinson, then another Skit (That Was Dope).

Tech N9ne again does what he does best on Drill Sergeant, which is solo songwriting with no features and his signature syllable patterns. Bro So Mo (Lemony Snicket’s) is a concept song where Tech N9ne kicks storytelling over answering machine messages.

Tech N9ne – Drill Sergeant

Following that, Tech N9ne and Ubi gracefully pick apart I Met A Morph, a sun shiny old-school sounding instrumental, before going into Problem at the Pump (Skit).

The Bliss album by Tech N9ne then comes to a thoughtfully crafted concept record that ponders points of view from different perspectives called Deer Alley.

After, Tech N9ne is joined by Zkeircrow, and Phlaque The Grimstress for a track called 2 Happy. Tech N9ne concludes Bliss with Got What I Wanted featuring Nave Monjo, a smooth ending to a decent album.

I personally started listening to Tech N9ne when he released Anghellic and have always said Tech changed the game and made major artists step their songwriting up. Although there were too many skits and too many features, Tech N9ne and Strange Music fans will enjoy this recent album release.

Review Score: 3/5


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