Tech N9ne

House of Blues, April 17

Aaron Dontez Yates, a.k.a. Tech N9ne, is on his way to making rap history with his Hostile Takeover tour. It covers 90 cities in 99 days, making it the longest hip-hop tour ever. If you factor in the tremendous energy the 40-year-old puts into every performance, the difficulty of the challenge is apparent. For his Las Vegas stop, Tech N9ne was at Day 25 and still fast-rapping with gusto.

Tech N9ne was joined onstage by his longtime collaborator and friend, Krizz Kalico. The pair kicked off the 90-minute show with Kalico’s “Anxiety.” Tech N9ne blasted through fan favorites including “KC Tea” and “He’s a Mental Giant.” The most delightfully unusual part occurred during “Areola,” when a handful of female attendees flashed the audience. Before leaving the stage, Tech N9ne put his machine-gun style of rapping on display with “Stamina.” If all 90 of Tech N9ne’s concerts are as good as this, he may also break the record for Most Crowd-Pleasing Tour in Hip-Hop. ★★★★★

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