In support of his 13th album, Something Else – which recently peaked at Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 –Tech N9ne unveils the video for his new single “Love 2 Dislike Me.” Shot inside a deteriorating building, the Kansas City-reared MC anchors his rap/metal rage with the soothing vocal lines of Liz Suwandi (who appears in chains) and the heartfelt intonations of Tyler Lyon.
“I love how this video is schizophrenic, just like I can be at times,” Tech N9ne tells Rolling Stone. “The emotions I let loose in this song were eating me alive. I really owe it to Seven [a.k.a. producer Michael Summers], Tyler and Liz for helping to get this out of me.”
“Love 2 Dislike Me” is just one of a number of collaborations found on Something Else, along with hip-hop and rock talent including Cee Lo Green, Wiz Khalifa, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Kendrick Lamar and Ray Manzarek of the Doors. It comes on the heels of the project’s first extract “B.I.T.C.H.” – an acronym for “Breaking in to Colored Houses” – which featured T. Pain.