Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne
Background information
Birth name Aaron Dontez Yates
Born November 8, 1971 (1971-11-08) (age 46)
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genre(s) Hip hop
Years active 1989 – present
Label(s) Strange Music
Associated acts The Regime
Krizz Kaliko
Kutt Calhoun

Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri) better known by his stage name Tech N9ne is an American rapper. His musical career has spanned 24 years, during which he has performed sold out shows from Los Angeles to New York City. He is also the best selling rapper out of his hometown of Kansas City, MO.

When asked if he was a Juggalo, Yates stated that "Juggalos and Juggalettes are my family, because they love beautiful music. Kottonmouth Kings and Queens are my family. Tech9nicians are my family. [...] I consider myself down with the Juggalos enough to represent the Juggalos."[1]


  1. "Is Tech N9ne a Juggalo? - Tech N9ne Interview (Snippet)". YouTube. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.