Independent Grind Tour
with Freddie Gibbs, Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton, Psych Ward Druggies, and Illuminati
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
June 2, 2014 / DOORS: 8:00 PM
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne(pronounced Tech Nine), is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. In 1999, Yates and Travis O’Guin founded the record label Strange Music. Throughout his career, Yates has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.
His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast rhyming Chopper style. Yates later applied a deeper meaning to the name, claiming that it stands for the complete technique of rhyme, with “tech” meaning technique and ‘nine’ representing the number of completion.
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