Man I was thinking the same shit... I support Tech but his production is similar I don't give a fuck what these fools are saying. Yes the album doesnt suck but it there is way too much filler bullshit. its not just his beats but all the hooks sound just like some shit from any of his other albums. tech is dope and I don't care what happened between him and don juan but his shit was way better back then. His lyrical content is on point but I just can't get into this circus music sounding bullshit.
with that said this album isnt terrible but there isnt really anything here that stands out to me at all. other than maybe the title track which is dope as fuck. I dunno i'll give it some more spins.
die hard emo following?........ i dont consider myself emo at all. however i do appreciate and recognize skills when i see fit and tech n9ne...dare i say it.... will destroy any rapper, the dude can change his style at any given moment and still come wicked and cruel no matter fast or slow, or subject content, the man is a beast. ive been a fan of tech n9ne since 2000-2001 era and no rapper has continued to impress me with lyrical content and being versatile as tech n9ne has. every album is solid and consistent but every album to this point continues to progress and push tech into showing us a different level. there are no tech n9ne albums that are alike, its not same b.s. rehashed with new rhymes and new beats.The K.O.D. album continues tech's progression, and actually after listening for a solid day, this album is insanely dark and in a whole nother direction than where tech was going musically, totally more than what i was expecting from snippets or leaked tracks. as far as my taste for dark music i would make this my #1 tech n9ne album
The CD is way better then any rap cd that has been released this year. In order to actually judge and comment on a Tech N9ne album, I think you need to have listened to him for a long time and hear each album for what it's worth. Every single one of them is different and evolves from the one before it. You can say Eminem or whoever else has "better rhymes" or whatever but when it boils down to it, Tech is actually talking about real shit. Not shoving toy trucks up little boys ass', or kim kardashians ass, or a whole bunch of bullshit that rhymes but has no substance or actual meaning. This album is absolutely amazing. I really wish that people would stop saying wack shit about him, because me personally, I don't judge a rapper unless I actually know shit about him and his music. Tech is and always has been the next level type of rap that people should get geeked over but I guess liked other's have said, we all have our opinions.