Tech N9ne lives up to his name with the new “On the Bible,” threatening retribution over a beat comprised of bass rattles, horn blasts and simulated gun shots. He and T.I. rap technical, high-speed verses, and Jamaica’s Zuse slows it down for the hook: “Have you ever seen a MAC-11?” he asks. “New Tec-9 with the extension/HK, AK-47/Mayday, man down, call the reverend.”
Now you can watch the trio perform the song in a Warriors-esque post-apocalyptic music video set at what appears to be an abandoned, graffiti-coated train yard. Zuse wears a ski mask and Army vest, the scene is illuminated by clusters of prayer candles and an actual revered prays in the background.
“On the Bible” is the latest single off Special Effects, Tech N9ne’s 15th studio album and 13th to be released on his own Strange Music label. Most of its 24 songs, this one included, were produced by longtime collaborator (and fellow Kansas City native) Seven. Besides T.I. and Zuse, the record features artists like 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Strange Music’s Krizz Kaliko and E-40, the Bay Area rapper who sat in Tech N9ne’s seat when the Giants played the Royals in last year’s World Series.
Tech is currently promoting the album (which comes out today) on a spring tour featuring Chris Webby, Krizz Kaliko, Murs and Michigan metal band King 810. They stay on the road until June 3rd, making stops in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta as well as smaller cities like Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Superior, Wisconsin; and Worcester, Massachusetts.