Phenomenon Concerts Presents
Tech N9ne - Independent Grind Tour 2018
Dizzy Wright, Futuristic
730 North Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85281-1204
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Tech N9ne has set July 30 as the release date for his blockbuster Something Else album. The high-powered collection is broken up into "Fire," "Water" and "Earth" sections and features legendary guests from different genres and different eras, including music icons The Doors, rap superstars Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa, rock maverick Serj Tankian and singer-rapper Cee Lo, among others.
Tech N9ne collaborated with the remaining members of The Doors on "Strange 2013," a reworking of The Door's "Strange Days" that was one of the last recordings The Doors' founding member, Ray Manzarek, made before he passed away in May. In a June 24 RollingStone.com feature, Tech N9ne says that The Doors' music saved his life and that The Doors' songs "People Are Strange" and "Strange Days" are the reasons why he named his record company Strange Music. "If I didn't listen to their music and their fusion of sounds, I probably would've never called [my label] Strange Music," Tech said to Rolling Stone. "I have Jim Morrison to thank for that." http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/tech-n9ne-aligns-with-the-doors-for-strange-2013-20130624
The rest of Something Else is equally remarkable. "That's My Kid" featuring Cee Lo, Big K.R.I.T. and Kutt Calhoun has Tech N9ne explaining how he gave up his life in the streets in order to be a better father. Elsewhere, Tech N9ne teams with Kendrick Lamar, Mayday and Kendall Morgan for "Fragile." On this spirited selection, Tech N9ne delivers a dazzling, tongue-twisting rap blasting all of his critics, while Kendrick Lamar details how he pours his heart and soul into his lyrics.
Today, Tech N9ne releases the Drumma Boy-produced single "See Me," which features Wiz Khalifa and B.o.B. Tech N9ne sings and raps on the cut about how he gets overlooked by many despite his remarkable accolades – selling more than 2 million units independently, headlining the longest tour in rap history and owning hip-hop's most powerful, truly independent record company, among them. (link to song and download below)
Something Else will be available for pre-order on iTunes July 2. Fans who purchase a copy of the album in advance will instantly receive the song "So Dope (They Wanna)." The lyrically intense tune is in the vein of Tech N9ne's revered "Choppers" series of songs that pair him with fellow top-tier rappers who deliver dizzying flows with remarkable clarity.
Tech N9ne will also be the lead music feature in this week's print edition of Billboard Magazine, on-stands June 28.
"You just don't become a leader in one year. You're prepped for it. When you're at your lowest -- but you got that faith -- that gives you motivation. And when you have that motivation, that's what makes you a leader," says Las Vegas native Dizzy Wright. Beyond his years at 22, Dizzy has been one of the first Sin City rappers to grab the spotlight and carry it across the globe.
"My mom kicked me out when I was 17," Dizzy reveals of the woman who both raised him and managed his career since childhood, "I was thrown out into the world." With a similar story to his inspiration, Tupac Shakur, he took to local clubs to build a network and fan-base by being both skilled and flashy. "I was all about getting people to know my name. I knew the vision, but I didn't know the gesture. You've got to live through this to get an understanding of it." Along the way, Wright says that life taught him to keep a tight circle and to be concerned with how his music sounded in venues just as much as the writing. That dichotomy of substance and swagger has made Dizzy Wright an independent charting sensation with three 2012 releases, "SmokeOut Conversations" (along with the 200,000 times downloaded promotional mixtape), as well as a follow-up EP, "The First Agreement." In turn, the youngest member of Funk Volume has been one of the most active.
Futuristic is a Hip-Hop artist originally from Illinois but based out of Arizona who uses his humor, intelligence, and real life experiences to make music that's like no one else's.
At the age of 22 he has already managed to gain a huge following across the united states and share the stage with some of the games biggest names. His movement WTF (We're The Future) is bringing people together and giving them a positive message to relay to others which led to the success of his first major project "Dream Big".
Dream Big, released in February of 2012 included the 3 hit singles "Fuck you Mean" "I Got Sauce" and "La La La" who's YouTube views combined for over 900,000 views selling singles and albums in all 50 states. The success of "Dream Big" led Futuristic on a 9 show mini tour through the West-coast and Midwest where his impeccable stage presence and extreme charisma excited fans and earned him new ones.
His most recent project "Chasing Down A Dream" dropped 2/19/2013 and quickly moved to #28 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and #86 on billboard with the lead single "Don't Mind If I Do" selling thousands of copies & accumulating over a Million views on YouTube.
Futuristic then joined Dizzy Wright on "The Golden Age Tour" & embarked on his own solo run in over 30 cities through the west coast and Midwest. His next project "Traveling Local" just dropped June 9th 2014 and debut at #10 on iTunes.