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Tech N9ne

6 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.



It has taken well over a decade, but Kansas City's Tech N9ne finally has a following equal to his prodigious talent. Last year's All 6's and 7's was a critical and commercial success, landing Tech at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart and superlative reviews from everyone from the daily papers to the hip-hop blogs. He's currently working on a full-length with a group called K.A.B.O.S.H., which also features rapper Krizz Kaliko and rock group Dirty Wormz. The tentative title for the album is Amafrican Psycho, which fits.

Missouri Connection: St. Louis rapper Stevie Stone, who is signed to Tech's label, has found some chart success of his own with his new release, Rollin' Stone.