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Tech N9ne – Behind the lyrics of “Shroud”

Apr 272017

We recently sat down with Monster Energy artist and rapper Tech N9ne, and asked him to shed a little light on the darkness that is his song “Shroud”. Usually, the most any fan is fortunate enough to get is a glimpse into the mind of an artist, and we are left to interpret their lyrics as best we can. It is a rare occasion when we get such an in-depth and personal description of an artist’s true lyrical inspiration.

“It’ll drive me crazy, it’ll drive you crazy. You can only take it in doses but at this point it was building up so much that it was the right time for me to be covered in this dark substance and spill on everybody that I thought was evil and taking out my anger of my mom’s sickness on all the evil people. That’s how ‘Shroud’ came about man. ”

 

Tech N9ne is currently mid-way through his North American “Strictly Strange 17” tour with support from Brotha Lynch Hung as well as fellow Strange Music artists Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone and Ces Cru.

 

04/25/17 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK

04/26/17 Emo's Austin, TX

04/27/17 The Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX

04/28/17 Gas Monkey Live! Dallas, TX

04/29/17 House of Blues - Houston Houston, TX

05/02/17 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL

05/03/17 Venue 578 Orlando, FL

05/04/17 Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL

05/05/17 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL

05/06/17 Mavericks Live Jacksonville, FL

05/07/17 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

05/08/17 Ritz Raleigh Raleigh, NC

05/09/17 The NorVa Norfolk, VA

05/10/17 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD

05/13/17 The Worcester Palladium Worcester, MA

05/14/17 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA

05/15/17 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

05/16/17 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY

05/17/17 House of Blues - Cleveland Cleveland, OH

05/18/17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

05/19/17 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI

05/20/17 The Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN

05/21/17 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI

05/24/17 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN

05/25/17 House of Blues - Chicago Chicago, IL

05/26/17 The Pageant St. Louis, MO

05/27/17 The Rave/Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI

05/28/17 Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines, IA

05/30/17 The Blue Note Columbia, MO

06/01/17 Cains Ballroom Tulsa, OK

06/02/17 The Cotillion Wichita, KS

 

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Shroud lyrics

 I can't breathe anymore

I've gone the distance

Can't see me anymore

The darkness has overcome

I don't wanna be part of this

But I let it take me

So I let it take me

Now it's dripping all over me

 

We on this Earth as we hell raisers

We crave good life but born into this dead-zone

I've searched for answers from my female maker

In the cemetery but they never produced her headstone

 

Black as ever like shabba

Thick and oozing like lava

See this room with my Prada, dadda

Must've came from my father

‘Cause my momma, was an angel

But this thang grow, insane bro

(Insane woah)

This is darkness accumulated

Over the years the heartless but fools I made it

Over to here on the TV

Cops kill a man ‘cause he’s trying to buy a BB Gun

(BB Gun)

What’s gonna happen when they see me come

Really run

(Really run)

I’m ‘bout to just boom

Take the madness

Let it explode and shake the masses

Shroud that I carry here to break the rabbits

And awake the maggots

I hate your habits

(I hate your habits)

Your evil's consuming me

Now my heart and brain together in unity

Darkness

‘Cause ain't no opportunity

 

I can't breathe anymore

I've gone the distance

Can't see me anymore

The darkness has overcome

I don't wanna be part of this

But I let it take me

So I let it take me

Now it's dripping all over me

 

They say my metamorphosis made a monster

In so many ways this statement might be true

Your plan right from the start was divide and conquer

So what do you think I see when I see you?

 

Give me your wishes

Give me your hit-list

Bring all the wicked

I’m ‘bout to show you I’m vicious

Ligaments and Sriracha’s delicious

No stopping for tickets

Don’t make me give the crooked coppers the business

(Coppers the business)

I was suspicious

Wearing your anger

During your danger

Swearing whore wrangler

Don’t let me close to y’all

If you touch it it’s like an overdose of Propofol

I be the ghost of all

That wanna vote for hogs

I gotta go tomorrow

(Go tomorrow)

Licking my lips, Ow!

Burn my tongue

I need a germ to come through me

And worms are gonna lay stagnant

I’m an avid madman

See the evil I grab

It stick to me like a magnet

You can have it

(You can have it)

Rack, I'mma clack on they asses

Brack!

Brack!

Brack!

Give the evil no passes

 

I can't breathe anymore

I've gone the distance

Can't see me anymore

The darkness has overcome

I don't wanna be part of this

But I let it take me

So I let it take me

Now it's dripping all over me

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