Kickin' & Screamin'
Label: Strange Music
"Our records sell out while some of y'all will sit on the shelf," rhymes Krizz Kaliko on "Dancin with Myself." The Strange Music camp has sold millions with little publicity -- though Tech N9ne's 2011 album All 6's and 7's got plenty of press -- by appealing to an audience that loves thug weirdoes like Insane Clown Posse and Odd Future. Krizz doesn't have the same machine-gun flow as Tech, who easily outshines Krizz with his guest spots on "Kill Sh*t," "Spaz" and others. But Tech's protégé has gonzo appeal, too, from the '60s soul parody "Kali Baby" to the sex-with-an-alien ballad "Species."