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All 6's and 7's
Tech N9ne – All 6's and 7's.jpg
Studio album by Tech N9ne
Released June 7, 2011
Recorded 2009–11
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:16:31
Label Strange Music
Producer Ben Cybulsky, David Sanders II, B.o.B, Mike Dupree, Jayson "Koko" Bridges, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Seven, Soleternity, Travis O'Guin (exec.), WLPWR, Wyshmaster
Tech N9ne chronology
Bad Season
(2010)
All 6's and 7's
(2011)
Welcome to Strangeland
(2011)
Singles from All 6's and 7's
  1. "He's a Mental Giant"
    Released: May 4, 2011[1]
  2. "Mama Nem"
    Released: May 8, 2011[2]
  3. "Worldwide Choppers"
    Released: May 31, 2011[3]
  4. "Love Me Tomorrow"
    Released: 2011[4]
  5. "Am I a Psycho?"
    Released: January 22, 2012[5]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
411mania(9/10)[7]
Allmusic4/5 stars[8]
Artistdirect5/5 stars[9]
DJBooth4/5 stars[10]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[11]
One Thirty BPM(74%)[12]
Spin(7/10)[13]
The Kansas City Star / Ink(Favorable)[14][15]
RapReviews(8/10)[16]
XXL(XL)[17]

All 6's and 7's is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on June 7, 2011, by Strange Music. The album has sold 55,715 copies in its first week and it debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart.[18]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Tech stated that the album title All 6's and 7's means "in a state of confusion and disarray." He also said that this will be his "biggest" and "craziest" album of all.[19] The album would feature guest appearances from B.o.B,[20] Hopsin, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Jay Rock, Twista, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, E-40, Busta Rhymes and Kendrick Lamar, among others.[21] Tech had expressed an interest in collaborating with Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monáe and Tyler, the Creator. Eminem was initially set to be on the track "So Lonely", but he couldn't find time to record his verse, before the album's official release.[22]

SinglesEdit

"I Love Music" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Oobergeek, was the first single to be released from All 6's and 7's. It was produced by Mike Dupree, and was released as a promo through the Fontana Music Distribution website. Produced by Seven, "Worldwide Choppers", was the second song to be released featuring Yelawolf, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Ceza, JL of B. Hood, U$O, D-Loc & Twisted Insane, the song was premiered over XXL's ustream. It debuted on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 4 and on the Top Heatseekers at number 15, and is Tech N9ne's first song to chart on those two. The first official single, "He's a Mental Giant" was the third released song and was premiered through Shade 45. It is also produced by Seven. "Mama Nem", featuring Krizz Kaliko, was the fourth song released. It was produced by David Sanders II and was premiered as a music video on MTV2 during Mother's Day. The music video for his first official single, "He's a Mental Giant," premiered on May 29, 2011 on MTV2.

A music video for "Am I A Psycho?" was said by Hopsin on Facebook that it was currently in the making with him, Tech N9ne, and B.o.B. Funk Volume head Damien 'Dame' Ritter confirmed on November 24 that filming would take place during the last week of November. The music video for "Am I a Psycho?" music video finished filming December 1, aired first on January 21 on mtv.com, and broadcast on MTV2 at 10:00am and 10:00pm.

Upon the album's release, "Fuck Food" featuring Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne and T-Pain debuted at number 47 on the Rap Digital Songs chart.[23]

ReceptionEdit

The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 with approximately 56,000 copies sold in its first week.[24][25] The album also reached number 24 on the Canadian Albums Chart. It currently holds a score of 81 on professional review site Metacritic, indicating 'widespread acclaim.'

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Pledge (Intro)"Aaron YatesBen Cybulsky0:43
2."Technicians"Christopher McGill, YatesSoleternity3:52
3."Military (Skit)"YatesBen Cybulsky0:22
4."Am I A Psycho?" (featuring B.o.B & Hopsin)Bobby Simmons, Jr., Marcus Hopson, YatesB.o.B4:04
5."He's A Mental Giant"Michael Summers, Samuel Watson, YatesSeven3:54
6."Worldwide Choppers" (featuring Busta Rhymes, Ceza, D-Loc, JL B.Hood, Twista, Twisted Insane, U$O & Yelawolf)Ausamah Saed, Bilgin Özçalkan, Carl Mitchell, Demario Epps, Jason Varnes, Michael Johnson, Michael Atha, Summers, Trevor Smith, YatesSeven5:26
7."We Miss You Man Man (Skit)"YatesBen Cybulsky0:46
8."I Love Music" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Oobergeek)Kendrick Duckworth, Marcus "Oobergeek" Yates, Michael Dupree, Watson, YatesMike Dupree3:47
9."Strangeland"Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, YatesJ.U.S.T.I.C.E. League3:35
10."Call From Richie (Skit)"Richie AbbottBen Cybulsky0:34
11."The Boogieman" (featuring First Degree the D.E. & Stokley Williams of Mint Condition)Crowe, Manzilla Queen, Michael Colen, Ortiz, Stokley Williams, YatesJ.U.S.T.I.C.E. League3:51
12."Cult Leader" (featuring Liz Suwandi)Elizabeth "Liz Suwandi" Arnold, Summers, YatesSeven4:47
13."Call From KC Poet Camile (Skit)"Camile VenableBen Cybulsky0:59
14."Fuck Food" (featuring Lil Wayne, T-Pain & Krizz Kaliko)Dwayne Carter, Jr., Faheem Najm, Summers, YatesSeven4:55
15."Overtime" (featuring Stevie Stone & Krizz Kaliko)Jayson "Koko" Bridges, Stephen "Stevie Stone" Williams, Watson, YatesBridges3:01
16."Pornographic" (featuring E-40, Krizz Kaliko & Snoop Dogg)Calvin Broadus, Jr., Earl Stevens, Summers, Watson, YatesSeven3:53
17."You Owe Like Pookie" (featuring Jay Rock & Kutt Calhoun)Johnnie McKenzie, Melvin Calhoun, Jr., Summers, YatesSeven3:29
18."Delusional" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks)Watson, William "WLPWR" Washington, YatesWLPWR4:13
19."So Lonely" (featuring Blind Fury & Mackenzie Nicole)Adam Cherrington, Mackenzie O'Guin, Stephen Norris, YatesWyshmaster3:54
20."If I Could" (featuring Chino Moreno & Stephen Carpenter of Deftones)Summers, Watson, YatesSeven3:28
21."Angry Caller (Skit)" Ben Cybulsky0:20
22."Love Me Tomorrow" (featuring Big Scoob & Krizz Kaliko)Queen, Stewart Ashby, Summers, YatesSeven3:44
23."Mama Nem" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)David Sanders II, Watson, YatesSanders II4:23
24."Promiseland" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks)Cherrington, Nikkiya Brooks, YatesWyshmaster4:41
Total length:76:31

The Best Buy Edition also contains a Strange Music pendant.

The iTunes deluxe edition also contains an exclusive video of the making of All 6's and 7's.[27]

FYE Exclusive Edition

The FYE edition contains a bonus DVD.[28]

Clean version

The clean version of the album sold at Wal-Mart and the Strange Music online store contains $10 in "Strange Bucks" redeemable on the Strange Music online store.[29]

TourEdit

A tour for the album, "All 6's and 7's: The Tour", began on May 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The tour was scheduled to have 62 shows. Fellow Strange Music artists Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, ¡Mayday! & Stevie Stone served as supporting acts for the tour.[30] Irv Da Phenom was a surprise guest.

The scheduled tour dates were as follows:[31]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ ""Mama Nem" single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. May 17, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Worldwide Choppers" single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. May 31, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tech N9ne Talks All 6s and 7s LIVE From Strange Music HQ 06/07 by StrangeMusicInc". Blog Talk Radio. June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tech N9ne Confirms 'Am I A Psycho?' Music Video [Video] | Tech N9ne". Blog.therealtechn9ne.com. October 26, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Critic Reviews for All 6s and 7s". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ Wannop, Bill (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". 411mania. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ Jeffries, David (June 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ Florino, Rick (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Artistdirect. Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ S., Nathan (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". DJBooth. The DJ Booth LLC. 
  11. ^ Vasquez, Andres (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on June 14, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ McMullen, Chase (June 8, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". One Thirty BPM. One Thirty BPM LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ Reeves, Mosi (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". Spin. Spin Media LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  14. ^ Brownlee, Bill (June 7, 2011). "Tech N9ne's masterful new album should silence doubters". Ink. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ Brownlee, Bill (June 8, 2011). "Tech N9ne makes his point with All 6s and 7s". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Juon, Steve (June 21, 2011). "RapReview of the week". RapReviews. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  17. ^ Fleischer, Adam (June 7, 2011). "All 6s and 7s review". XXL. Harris Publications, Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ Markman, Rob (June 15, 2011). "Tech N9ne Still Shunning Majors After Stellar Billboard Debut". MTV.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 15, 2011. After selling 55,715 copies of the album in its first week... 
  19. ^ Treatment, TheStreet. "Tech N9ne Talks About The T-Pain & Lil Wayne Featured Track "Fuck Food" (Video)". Website. thestreettreatment & vibe magazine. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Buzz via The Pitch: Tech N9ne collaborates with B.o.B (and Snoop, Nas, Cee-Lo and the Deftones) for All 6's And 7's – Kansas City Music – Wayward Blog | Tech N9ne". Blog.therealtechn9ne.com. June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  21. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Website". Website. Strange Music. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  22. ^ Arnold, Paul W (August 30, 2011). "Tech N9ne Talks Lil Wayne's "Wish," Eminem's "Fear" And Your "Preference" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  23. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/371716/tech+n9ne/chart?f=1087
  24. ^ Jacobs, Allen (June 15, 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/12/2011 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  25. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/371716/tech+n9ne/chart
  26. ^ "Best Buy exclusive edition information". Bestbuy.com. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  27. ^ a b The iTunes Deluxe Edition of ‘All 6′s and 7′s’
  28. ^ All 6s and 7s [f.y.e. Exclusive CD/DVD] at AllMusic. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
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  30. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Blog". Blog. Strange Music. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  31. ^ Yates, Aaron. "Official Website". Website. Strange Music. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 

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