If you want to see a rapper, you go to a hip hop show. If you want to see a rapper with wildly entertaining personality, you go to a show featuring artists from a fantastic label called Strange Music.

The Kansas City-based label puts on one hell of a show, and did so on Thursday night when the Granada sold out of every ticket possible for TECH N9NE. The area rapper brought his love for theatrics, face paint, and intense physical form to the stage– and in turn was met with fans who exuberantly threw themselves into the performance as well, primarily by yelling all his lyrics back at him. The man redefines what it means to have endless energy as an artist, and it rubbed off heavily on anyone within a half-mile radius.

He brought along a host of other performers who also donned a knack for spirited stage presence, including Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, CES CRU, and P. Win. You can check out the full gallery below.

Words and photos by Fally Afani



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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