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The rapper Tech N9ne is taking the country by storm with his serious “chopper style” music. But he’s also getting respect for making the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid artists in all of hip-hop. Most amazing is that he’s doing all of this with almost no radio play. Here’s more about his background:
Aaron Dontez Yates was born on November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began rapping at a very early age, and would rap the letters of his name in order to remember how to spell it. He never met his father, and his mother suffered from epilepsy and lupus when he was a child, which emotionally affected him and inspired him to “search for God.” He would wander around abandoned buildings with his best friend, Brian Dennis, hoping to catch a ghost on film. In 2003, Dennis was shot and killed by his girlfriend’s ex-husband, which further inspired Yates’ search for a higher power, as well as giving him the drive to vent his frustrations in his music.
Watch this interview with Radio.com where Tech describes his financial strategy and why he doesn’t tell anyone how much money he makes. It’s interesting.