Tecca Nina, Aaron Dontez Yates, Tech Nine
Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is a chopper-style rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. He has been rapping since 1985 and during the ’90s, he was in the hip-hop group Nnutthowze.
In 2000, Tech N9ne, along with Travis O'Guin, founded Strange Music, Inc, the independent record label currently owned by Tech and co-owned by O'Guin. Strange Music currently has 12 artists on its roster.
In 2006, he independently released his album Everready (The Religion), and though his album just prior–Absolute Power– is his highest selling album to date ( 358,000 copies sold), Everready is considered by many to still be his best work.