Tech N9ne – American rapper and producer
Tech N9ne’s real name is Aaron Dontez Yates. He was born in Kansas City on 8 November 1971. When he was young, Aaron was influenced by two religions. His mother was Christian and his father was Muslim. Aaron’s mother suffered from a mental illness. During outbreaks, she sent the boy to live with his aunt. The aunt’s husband introduced Yates to hip-hop when he was 15.
In high school, the future celebrity enjoyed break dance and pop-locking. The young man was interested in music and learned how to play different instruments. Dontez often skipped school and finally dropped out at 17. For some time, he was using drugs but then conquered the addiction on his own.
The aspiring musician gave his first concert in San Diego. Only seven people came. However, the artist didn’t give up. He started working with different groups. Initially, Tech N9ne played with Black Mafia. A year later, he joined Nnutthowze. The group signed a contract with Perspective Records. It released the debut album, Welcome to my Asylum, which wasn’t successful, and fell apart.
In the mid-1990’s, Aaron met Icy Rock and Tupac Shakur. They inspired the aspiring rapper to record several tracks, "Mitch blade", "Soul Searching", "Big Bad Wolf”, and "Cloudy-eyed stroll". The songs didn’t chart.