Popular Philadelphia Battle Rapper Tech 9 Has Died
The hip-hop world is currently mourning the loss of one of the underground music scene’s greatest champions. According to reports, popular Philly battle rapper Tech 9 has died.
Battle rapper Tech 9, real name Akeem Mickens, was considered a legend to many die-hard hip-hop fans due to his much-praised skills on the mic. As an instrumental figure of modern battle rap, Tech 9 began his battle rap career in the underground leagues, Lionz Den and Street Arena. Although, being a popular fixture at the Ultimate Rap League is where he rose to his greatest heights, he was also well-noted for the way his rhymes included humor, clever wordplay and an intense delivery.
Tech 9 will be remembered for his exceptional skills, but he also transitioned his career to include becoming a commentator. His memorable commentary on the battle rap platform Champion was highly-regarded, highlighting his personality and giving him a second wind within the hip-hop arena.
Tech 9, not to be confused with Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne, leaves behind family, friends and the respect of hip-hop.
You can check out some videos of Tech 9 battle rapping BELOW:
RIP Tech 9, one of the original voices in modern battle rap ? pic.twitter.com/DVf4mB4nKW
— wrx msn (@wrexmason) March 25, 2019
Still the greatest 1st round of all time.
Rip Tech 9 pic.twitter.com/0OBHi5CwUs
— ??aBlackWeb (@aBlackWebDotCom) March 25, 2019
What will you miss about Tech 9? Let us know in the comments!