The Noose

Album: Welcome to Strangeland (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Welcome to Strangeland, Kansas City native Tech N9ne's thirteenth studio album. The record was released on November 8, 2011, the rapper's 40th birthday.
  • Tech N9ne raps on this track that he is, "hanging up the noose." He told The Boombox that the meaning of the lyric is he's hanging it up as he knows, "that man is self-destructive." Explained Tech: "I wanna be the one to do it myself, because I don't want my fate to be in another man's hands, you feel me? So they hit me with, 'So, you gonna die by suicide?' I'm like 'No!' I don't believe in that stuff, if you follow the Bible, you don't. But I understand the mind state. I know these motherf---ers are self-destructive and everybody's fighting over money, and we're probably gonna have another terrorist attack and it is going to be f---in' catastrophic. So 'I'm hanging up the noose now, waiting for the end' because man is f---ed up. It makes sense to me."
  • The song features the Miami hip-hop group !Mayday!, who came to the attention of many after appearing in the rap superstar Lil Wayne's videos for "Da Da Da" and "Get a Life."

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