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True Rhythm presents: Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko in Calgary [News]

Calgary, AB – It’s almost that time of the year, again; the time of year when our friends over at True Rhythm bring Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko to Calgary for an underground rap show of supreme Strange Music status.

You may recall that last year’s show went down at Republik. But this time around, True Rhythm booked the show at one of the city’s newer venues: Marquee Beer Market & Stage. It all goes down on Sept. 16, with doors opening at 9 p.m. Check out all of the details (and peep the official show flyer) after the jump.

True Rhythm presents: Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko in Calgary [News] -

True Rhythm presents: Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko in Calgary [News] -

Touring opening support for the evening will be provided by Animal Nation and Immaculate. Local opening support comes courtesy of Mic Starink, MissFudge, and Mr. Precise (Side note: Mr. Precise is actually the producer stage name of KG – who runs True Rhythm); Saintanik; BLieve; Haze; B Ravenous; and T-Blaze.

All early bird tickets are already sold out. But you can cop general admission tickets for $59.99. You can grab your tickets online, as well as at Dickens, Grass Roots, The Next Level, Le Rock, and Sloth. And if you’re feeling extra-fancy, you can indulge in V.I.P. bottle service seats for $99.99. Meet-and-greet packages are also available for purchase online over here.

About: Tech N9ne

Some artists get writers block, but for Tech N9ne, the ideas keep flowing. That’s why, more than a decade after he released his first nationally-distributed album, the pioneering Kansas City rapper decided to call his forthcoming studio album Something Else.

“After all this music, you have the nerve to say to the world that you have something else other than what we’ve heard already, that’s cocky,” Tech N9ne says. “I knew going into this album that it was going to have to be totally something else beatwise, contentwise and featurewise. I went in on a lot of stuff.”

Today, millions of people are Tech N9ne fans. He became known as an innovative rapper in the 1990s because of his trendsetting ability to rap at breakneck speed, to rap backwards and, soon thereafter, to also deliver riveting personal songs that examined his own inner demons, as evidenced throughout such memorable cuts as “Tormented” and “Real Killer.” In the 2000s, Tech N9ne hit the road relentlessly, becoming one of rap’s premier touring acts.

With 2012’s “Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour,” Tech N9ne holds the title of headlining the longest continuous tour in rap history. Even with all these accolades and the impressive list of artists Tech N9ne features on Something Else, he sounds as fresh and hungry as he did when he first started releasing music commercially more than a decade ago. “I’ve got a chip on my shoulder,” Tech N9ne says. “I’ve still got a lot to prove. That’s why I still rap so hard. I’m always trying to get better and better. I’m not softening it.”

Twitter: @TechN9ne | @KrizzKaliko | @TrueRhythmCA

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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