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TECH N9NE SCORES MTVU LEFT FIELD WOODIE AWARD

TECH N9NE SCORES MTVU LEFT FIELD WOODIE AWARD

TECH N9NE fans knew it. The music industry admired it. Now students and music lovers from all across the country have recognized TECH N9NE as the most innovative and creative artist in the game. On November 18, 2009, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, TECH N9NE scored mtvU’s Left Field Woodie Award.

MTV describes the Left Field Woodie category: “They’re genre-busters. They resist classification. They came out of left field, and we’re still not sure what section of the record store to find them in.” The Left Field Woodie honors artists working at the extreme margins. The other nominees in this category were Amanda Blank, Janelle Monae, Major Lazer and Jay Reatard.

After receiving the award, TECH N9NE rejoiced, “It is insane because I had no idea that they would choose me.” But the rapper does admit that the term “Left Field” suits him well. On the red carpet before the awards, TECH N9NE told MTV: “Strange Music. S and M. Not sadomasochism, but Strange Music. My partner Travis O’Guin and I have been independent since 1999, and it’s been beautiful ever since. Forget the majors — we’re going to do it our way. If I want to paint my face, I paint my face. If I want to color my hair, I color my hair. If I want to rap backwards, I can do it without somebody saying, ‘Tech, I don’t think people are gonna get it.’”

Students and music fans from all over the country voted and picked their favorite artists to receive the awards. The mtvU Woodie Awards will air on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

TECH N9NE will also be available for interview opportunities in New York City from Monday, Jan. 18 through Friday, January 22.

Transforming his passion and pain into creative product for his ever-growing fan base, TECH N9NE continues to reach new heights and career benchmarks. In 2008, he surpassed one million collective units SoundScanned, making him the most successful independent Hip-Hop artist in history.

One reply on “TECH N9NE SCORES MTVU LEFT FIELD WOODIE AWARD”

does anyone know where to download the awards ceremony? i wanna see this segment especially cuz tech n9ne’s the shit.. please help

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