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Tech N9ne Earns First Platinum Single of 18-Year Career

18 years after entering the game, Tech can add "Platinum-selling artist" to his résumé.

Tech N9ne has released 11 albums over the past 18 years, and in the process has generated millions in sales, merch and touring revenue, but prior to this month, he could never add "Platinum-selling artist" to his lengthy résumé.

That all changed on June 20, 2017, however, when "Caribou Lou," an ode to one of the Strange Music head honcho's signature cocktails (a mixture of Bacardi 151 rum, pineapple juice and Malibu rum), was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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Released on November 7, 2006, as a part of his fifth studio album, Everready (The Religion), the Rune Rask and Troo.L.S.-produced "Caribou Lou" is now the third certification in total for Tech, following "Hood Go Crazy" (Gold) and "Fragile" (Gold).

According to a press release, in addition to earning his first Platinum certification, Tech N9ne's music recently crossed the one billion stream threshold on Pandora Radio, an accomplishment that is incredible for any artist, let alone an independent rapper.



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