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Tech N9ne Tearfully Opens Up About his Mom, Threats on His Life and Eminem

15 albums deep — Tech N9ne stopped by Sway in the Morning for the umpth time and opened up like he never has before.

While in-studio with us, this rapid rapper understandably tears up about his Mother’s passing, and how his life opened up after.

“This album is very personal,” he tells us. Unlike any other — and although his catalog is impressively long, he still has “a lot to talk about.”

From threats on his life from family members, to landing a guest feature from one of the greatest of all time, Eminem — he talks about it all.

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