Label: Strange Music, Inc
On Special Effects, Tech N9ne mourns for his late mother, Maude Yates. "I'm praying for her spirit to stay with me," he raps on "Lacrimosa." Turning inward, he creates his angriest work since Killer. That's good news for fans who miss the tormented "chopper" style of Anghellic. But for the rest of us, he sounds perilously overwrought as he brutalizes "fake friends" on "Yates," "A Certain Comfort" and "Burn It Down"; mewls with Slipknot's Corey Taylor on "Wither"; and duets with Eminem on "Speedom," cackling mercilessly, "Eminem is a nemesis to a feminist."