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Tech N9ne
Number of songs: 9 | Total weeks on charts: 12
Appearing in a total number of: 9 charts | Total period running: 21 days

AAaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known as Tech N9ne (pronounced "Tech Nine"), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. In 1999, he and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.

His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, a name given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast-rhyming Chopper style. Yates later applied a deeper meaning to the name, claiming that it stands for the complete technique of rhyme, with "tech" meaning technique and "nine" representing the number of completion.

Yates was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He began rapping at a very early age, and would rap the letters of his name in order to remember how to spell it. He never met his father, and his mother suffered from epilepsy and lupus when he was a child, which emotionally affected him and inspired him to "search for God". He would explore abandoned buildings with his best friend, hoping to catch a ghost on film. He attended Southwest High School in Kansas City.

Yates married Lecoya LeJuene in 1995. They separated in 2005. Yates filed for divorce in 2015. The divorce was finalized in November of 2017, 12 years after they were initially separated.

The Calm Before the Storm (1999)
The Worst (2000)
Anghellic (2001)
Absolute Power (2002)
Everready (The Religion) (2006)
Killer (2008)
K.O.D. (2009)
All 6's and 7's (2011)
Something Else (2013)
Special Effects (2015)
The Storm (2016)
Planet (2018)

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