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The Storm (Tech N9ne album)

The Storm is the seventeenth studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on December 9, 2016, by Strange Music.[1][2] The album features guest appearances from Jonathan Davis, Boyz II Men and Gary Clark, Jr., alongside fellow Strange Music rappers such as Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone and Big Scoob, among others.

The Storm
Tech N9ne The Storm.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 9, 2016
GenreHip hop
LabelStrange Music
  • Travis O'Guin (exec.)
  • Beatnick
  • Burna
  • DJ Rek
  • Gianni Ca$h
  • JMac Tracks
  • Jordan Omley
  • K-Salaam
  • Major Seven
  • Makzilla
  • Michael Mani
  • Mr. Porter
  • N4
  • The Pushers
  • Seven
Tech N9ne chronology
Strangeulation Vol. II
The Storm
Singles from The Storm
  1. "Erbody But Me"
    Released: September 9, 2016
  2. "I Get It Now"
    Released: September 9, 2016
  3. "What If It Was Me"
    Released: September 9, 2016
  4. "Sriracha"
    Released: October 14, 2016
  5. "Choosin"
    Released: October 25, 2016
  6. "Get Off Me"
    Released: December 7, 2016


The album's lead single, called "Erbody But Me" was released on September 9, 2016. The song features guest appearances from Bizzy, and the Strange Music's label-mate Krizz Kaliko, with the production by Tech N9ne's longtime collaborator Seven.


Tech N9ne was very upset about the mixed reception of the album: "I tried to go back and try to make it a little bit more grittier like my first record, and the response that I got wasn't the one that I wanted. So I was hurt. I wanted people to respond to a weed song I did with Boyz II Men called "Buddha." Now who could get Boyz II Men on a song called "Buddha?" I finally got to work with Jonathan Davis of Korn. We did "Starting to Turn." It was so humongous. Finally got to work with Gary Clark Jr. and do a song. Very humongous. Nobody — I finally got to work with Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry. I've loved her music for years, since Floetry first dropped. When they wrote the song for Michael Jackson, "Butterfly," I was tuned in. No response. Not the — I mean, my fans bought it. But it was like, "Eh." Broke my heart."[3]

Track listingEdit

2."Need Jesus" (featuring Stevie Stone and J.L.)
3."Sriracha" (featuring Logic and Joyner Lucas)
4."Wifi (Skit)"  0:41
5."Wifi (WeeFee)"
6."Erbody but Me" (featuring Bizzy and Krizz Kaliko)
  • Yates
  • Summers
  • Watson
7."Get Off Me" (featuring Problem and Darrein Safron)
Clown Town
8."I Get It Now" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
  • Yates
  • Watson
  • Summers
  • Steven Lambert
9."Hold On Me" (featuring Kate Rose)
  • Yates
  • Summers
  • Kathryn Caggianelli
10."Starting to Turn" (featuring Jonathan Davis)
11."Poisoning the Well"
  • Yates
  • Watson
  • Summers
G. Zone
12."Buss Serves" (featuring Big Scoob and Young Devi D)
13."Buddha" (featuring Boyz II Men and Adrian Truth)Seven3:37
14."No Gun Control" (featuring Gary Clark Jr. and Krizz Kaliko)
15."What If It Was Me" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
  • Yates
  • Watson
  • van Workum
  • Luscombe
16."Anywhere" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)
Mr. Porter3:27
17."The Needle" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
  • Yates
  • Watson
  • Summers


Chart (2016) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[5] 39
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[6] 2
US Billboard 200[7] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 4


  1. ^ "The Storm (Deluxe Edition) by Tech N9ne on Apple Music". 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (2016-10-15). "Tech N9ne "The Storm" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  3. ^
  4. ^, HipHopDX -. "Tech N9ne Announces "The Storm" Album Tracklist".
  5. ^ "On The Charts...This Week". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tech N9ne Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Tech N9ne Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  9. ^ "Tech N9ne Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2016.