All 6's and 7's

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All 6's and 7's
Tech N9ne – All 6's and 7's.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2011
Recorded2009–11
GenreHardcore hip hop
Length76:31
LabelStrange Music
Producer
Tech N9ne chronology
Bad Season
(2010)
All 6's and 7's
(2011)
Welcome to Strangeland
(2011)
Singles from All 6's and 7's
  1. "He's a Mental Giant"
    Released: May 4, 2011
  2. "Mama Nem"
    Released: May 8, 2011
  3. "Worldwide Choppers"
    Released: May 31, 2011
  4. "Love Me Tomorrow"
    Released: 2011[1]
  5. "Am I a Psycho?"
    Released: January 22, 2012

All 6's and 7's is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Tech N9ne. It was released on June 7, 2011, through Strange Music. The album was released to universal acclaim by music critics, and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.[2]

Background

Tech stated that the album title All 6's and 7's means "in a state of confusion and disarray." He also said that this will be his "biggest" and "craziest" album of all.[3] The album would feature guest appearances from B.o.B,[4] Hopsin, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Jay Rock, Twista, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, E-40, Busta Rhymes and Kendrick Lamar, among others.[5] Tech had expressed an interest in collaborating with Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monáe and Tyler, the Creator. Eminem was initially set to appear on the track "So Lonely", but was unable to record his verse in time before the album's official release.[6]

Promotion

The first official single, "He's a Mental Giant" was released and was premiered through Shade 45.[7] It was produced by Seven and the music video premiered on May 29, 2011 on MTV2. "Mama Nem", featuring Krizz Kaliko, was the second song released.[8] It was produced by David Sanders II and was premiered as a music video on MTV2. "Worldwide Choppers", was the third song to be released featuring Yelawolf, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Ceza, JL of B. Hood, U$O, D-Loc and Twisted Insane.[9] It debuted on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number four and on the Top Heatseekers chart at number 15.

A music video for "Am I a Psycho?" was said by Hopsin on Facebook that it was currently in the making with him, Tech N9ne, and B.o.B. Funk Volume head Damien 'Dame' Ritter confirmed on November 24 that filming would take place during the last week of November. The music video for "Am I a Psycho?" was finished filming on December 1 and aired first on January 22, 2012 on MTV.[10]

Upon the album's release, "Fuck Food" featuring Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne and T-Pain debuted at number 47 on the Rap Digital Songs chart.[11]

Tour

A tour for the album, "All 6's and 7's: The Tour", began on May 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The tour had 62 shows. Fellow Strange Music artists Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, ¡Mayday! and Stevie Stone served as supporting acts for the tour.[12] Irv Da Phenom was a surprise guest.[13]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[14]
Review scores
SourceRating
411Mania(9/10)[15]
AllMusic4/5 stars[16]
Artistdirect5/5 stars[17]
DJBooth4/5 stars[18]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[19]
One Thirty BPM(74%)[20]
The Kansas City Star / Ink(Favorable)[21][22]
RapReviews(8/10)[23]
Spin(7/10)[24]
XXL(XL)[25]

All 6's and 7's received universal acclaim from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 81, based on seven reviews.[14] David Jeffries of AllMusic said, "Gimmicks abound on this dark carnival of an album, and if you can't hang with some murder talk and misogyny, it's best to stay away, but this fat, epic effort is still a swift thrill ride and doesn't bore despite its size."[16] Nathan S. of DJBooth said, "6's & 7's is a hard album to deliver a final verdict. It's an album that was made for a very specific group, everyone else be damned, and so while I honestly can't say I'm a full fledged Techaholic, I do have to acknowledge that for many this album will be nothing short of epic."[18]

Andres Vasquez of HipHopDX stated "All 6's and 7's doesn't disappoint as a well-balanced offering."[19] Steve Juon of RapReviews.com said, "Tech has done everything in his power to reach out to the broadest fan base on All 6's and 7's by keeping it real and giving you something you can feel at the same time."[23] Mosi Reeves of Spin said, "All 6's and 7's is an admirable attempt at balancing Tech's heavy-metal rep and hard-won maturity."[24] Adam Fleischer of XXL said, "The album is the first test of Tech's ability to balance his new industry connections with the distinct style that his Technicians have become accustomed to over the years. Luckily, he reaches that marker without any real stumbles along the way."[25]

Commercial performance

All 6's and 7's debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 with 56,000 copies sold in its first week.[26]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Pledge (Intro)"Aaron YatesBen Cybulsky0:43
2."Technicians"Soleternity3:52
3."Military (Skit)"YatesBen Cybulsky0:22
4."Am I a Psycho?" (featuring B.o.B. and Hopsin)B.o.B.4:04
5."He's A Mental Giant"Seven3:54
6."Worldwide Choppers" (featuring Ceza, JL B.Hood, USO, Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes, D-Loc and Twisted Insane)Seven5:26
7."We Miss You Man Man (Skit)"YatesBen Cybulsky0:46
8."I Love Music" (featuring Kendrick Lamar and Oobergeek)
Mike Dupree3:47
9."Strangeland"J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League3:35
10."Call From Richie (Skit)"Richie AbbottBen Cybulsky0:34
11."The Boogieman" (featuring First Degree the D.E. and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition)
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League3:51
12."Cult Leader" (featuring Liz Suwandi)
  • Elizabeth Arnold
  • Summers
  • Yates
Seven4:47
13."Call From KC Poet Camile (Skit)"Camile VenableBen Cybulsky0:59
14."Fuck Food" (featuring Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Krizz Kaliko)Seven4:55
15."Overtime" (featuring Stevie Stone and Krizz Kaliko)
Bridges3:01
16."Pornographic" (featuring Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Krizz Kaliko)Seven3:53
17."You Owe Like Pookie" (featuring Jay Rock and Kutt Calhoun)Seven3:29
18."Delusional" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks)WLPWR4:13
19."So Lonely" (featuring Blind Fury and Mackenzie Nicole)
Wyshmaster3:54
20."If I Could" (featuring Chino Moreno and Stephen Carpenter of Deftones)
  • Summers
  • Watson
  • Yates
Seven3:28
21."Angry Caller (Skit)" Ben Cybulsky0:20
22."Love Me Tomorrow" (featuring Big Scoob and Krizz Kaliko)
Seven3:44
23."Mama Nem" (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
  • David Sanders II
  • Watson
  • Yates
Sanders II4:23
24."Promiseland" (featuring Nikkiya Brooks)
  • Cherrington
  • Nikkiya Brooks
  • Yates
Wyshmaster4:41
Total length:76:31
iTunes deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[27]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
25."Eenie Meanie Miny Ho" (featuring Krizz Kaliko and Wide Frame)Wyshmaster[citation needed]3:38
26."This is Hip Hop" (featuring Brotha Lynch Hung)NonStop[citation needed]3:41
27."Ya Killin Me" (featuring Pill)Young Fyre, Karbon[citation needed]3:21
28."Behind the Scenes: The Making of All 6's and 7's" (video) 21:28
Best Buy exclusive deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[28]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
25."Face Paint" 3:21
26."Give It Up" (featuring Lebowski and Ces Cru) 5:08
27."Rock & Roll Nigga"Mike Dupree[citation needed]4:08
Strange Music Store pre-order digital bonus track
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
25."F.A.N.S. (Forever Accepting N9ne's Soul)"Seven5:09

Charts

References

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