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Tech N9ne, ABC’s Gma3 Gift Students $5.2 Million In Scholarships

Ready To Flip The Switch At 94th Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony On Thanksgiving

ABC’s GMA3 welcomed chart-topping multiplatinum hip-hop legend and the most successful independent rapper of all-time Tech N9ne for a very special live segment. It marks his first appearance on the show.

In honor of GMA3’s participation in “American Education Week, Tech, along with Great Jobs KC CEO Earl Martin Phalen and Emmy-Award winning actor, Eric Stonestreet, surprised 105 local Kansas City high school students in the crowd with $5.2 million in scholarship money, each student receiving a total of $50,000 to use towards college tuition.

Getting into the spirit of the season, Tech will also notably “Flip The Switch” at the 94th Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony this week on Thanksgiving night November 23. It will be the very first time he has participated in the ceremony and a very special full circle moment for the Kansas City resident. KSHB Kansas City previewed the upcoming event.

In other big news, Tech N9ne’s buzzing new single “Pull Out” [feat. Head DA DON] leapt to #36 at Urban Radio in addition to breaking into the Top 40 at Rhythmic at #37. It continues to heat up in major markets across the US.

Meanwhile, Billboard recently applauded Tech and this current season, “With its forays into R&B, soul, alternative and heavy metal plus a host of guests including Joyner Lucas, Durand Bernarr, RMR and Qveen Herby, the 25-track Bliss finds the prolific Tech still in full command of his signature fast-rhyming flow and fearless genre fusion.”

Tech N9ne Bliss

BLISS is Tech’s first full-length LP since the 2021 blockbuster ASIN9NE, which posted up nearly half-a-billion streams and touted his most ubiquitous hit yet “Face Off” [feat. Joey Cool, King Iso, & Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson]. 

Ultimately though, BLISS ushers in another era of Tech N9ne and Strange. He has beyond leveled up. He’s ascended to a new stratosphere altogether where anything is possible—as he’s proven time and time again.


  1. Welcome To The P.I.T.S. (skit)
  2. Badge Of Honor
  3. Knock [feat. Conway the Machine, X-Raided, & Joyner Lucas]
  4. KC Huh? KC What? [feat. Roblo DaStar, King D, & Lil Ava]
  5. They Know Meh [feat. The Popper]
  6. Y’all Havin A Good Time?! (skit)
  7. Tell Everyone [feat. Isaac Cates & Ordained]
  8. Things I Like
  9. 3D
  10. W H A T (We’re Hungry And Thirsty) [feat. HU$H & Kim Dracula]
  11. Crowd Participation (skit)
  12. Wess Paul Bennett [feat. Joey Cool & King Iso]
  13. Pull Out [feat. Head Da Don]
  14. Fatha Fig Ya (Food For Thought) [feat. RMR]
  15. Reach Us [feat. X-Raided, 2Gunn Kevi, & Head Da Don]
  16. Red Aura [feat. Durand Bernarr & Qveen Herby]
  17. Screen (Album Version) [feat. Jehry Robinson]
  18. That Was Dope! (skit)
  19. Drill Sergeant
  20. Bro So Mo (Lemony Snicket’s)
  21. I Met A Morph [feat. Ubi]
  22. Problem at the Pump (skit)
  23. Deer Alley
  24. 2 Happy [feat. NNUTTHOWZE – Zkeircrow & Phlague The Grimstress]
  25. Got What I Wanted [feat. Navé Monjo]


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