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Rapper Tech N9ne takes Independent Grind Tour to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 21

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From a press release:

Promoting his latest album, “Planet,” released in March, Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne will bring his Independent Grind Tour with Futuristic, Dizzy Wright, and Krizz Kaliko to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.

Local underground rap group More Street Movement will open the show.

Tickets, which are $25 in advance or $28 the day of the show, are on sale now and available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) and online at and VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box) and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Tech N9ne isn’t a man who likes to slow down. Things in Tech’s world are fast-paced and driven by passion and success. Between touring full time, running his record label Strange Music Inc., and various other projects, he has finally released his highly anticipated full-length album, “Planet,” his first solo release since 2016’s “The Storm.”

Last year, he kept busy by releasing two albums in his Collabos series, “Dominion” and “Strange Reign,” followed closely by the first new solo single from Planet, “Drink Up.” Tech kicked off 2018 with the release of the album’s second single, “Don’t Nobody Want None,” which featured Monster Energy’s B-boys in the track’s music video, and headlined a huge U.S. tour in support of “Planet.”

Speaking on the theme of the new album, Tech explains “I’ve been wanting to escape this planet mentally, so I created my own. I left planet Earth; I created my own planet since this one looks like it’s going to be at war. Maybe I’ll create a planet that’s more about love and respect.”

When asked about the direction of the record, Tech divulges, “I’m trying to do something different. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. Seven [a producer] really helped me do that with the beats; he knew where I wanted to go. I wanted it to be our own music but still melodic enough for people to get it. … We did a good job keeping it melodic and with our weirdness and catchiness at the same time.”

The independent underground would not be what it is today without pioneers like Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne. His unparalleled tour schedule and signature rapid-fire “chopper” style, combined with the business acumen of Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin, has molded Strange Music into the No. 1 independent hip-hop label in the world.

In less than two decades, Tech himself has earned three gold records, sold over two million albums, and made multiple appearances on Forbes’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list. His multi-faceted skillset has not gone unrecognized by artists of all genres, exemplified by collaborations with such diverse artists as The Doors, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eminem, and Boyz II Men, to name just a few. Everyone from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Elton John has been spotted bumping Tech N9ne records, a testament to constant reinvention and inarguable excellence that has become standard of Tech’s work.

It’s by no coincidence that his label-wide collaborative project was named “Dominion” – Tech N9ne will not stop until he and Strange Music have completely dominated the world of hip-hop and beyond.