At The Independent Grind Tour’s stop in Fresno, California, one fan was able to capture the action from the very front, resulting in this remarkable short clip of Tech N9ne and Kutt Calhoun. The video opens up with Tech N9ne doing his standard “Stamina“. With the video being shot from so close to the stage, the result is nothing short of breathtaking. Tech then launches into “Too Much” and at 1:32, introduces Kutt Calhoun. Kutt launches into his verse with the ferocity you expect from a Strange Music performer but mixes it with the sly ghetto swagger that has become synonymous with the Bunk Rock King.
Here’s a clip from last year’s highly successful Strange Days Tour of the Bunk Rock King rocking the stage sans his clothes. It appears that the temperature was getting to Bloody Kutty and Krizz Kaliko, so they went the proactive route and decided to perform the rest of their set in their drawers. Watch below to see just how Strange things can get.
What separates a Kutt Calhoun, Tech N9ne, or Krizz Kaliko performance from the rest? In a word: showmanship. While many MCs choose to simply get by and pace the stage with one hand on their nuts, performers in Strange Music take pride in leaving the fans with a show that they’ll never forget. This is a clip of Kutt and Tech performing “I See It” off of Kutt’s sophomore album Feature Presentation. The accuracy and clarity of their vocal performances is remarkable on its own, but Kutt and Tech take it to the next level with Michael Jackson-inspired dancing throughout the track. How often do you see a rapper who can do the moonwalk, much less two on the same stage?
Strange Music gear has been spotted in Shoni Mac’s latest music video “Stunt It Off”. The music video and song also features EDI Mean from 2Pac’s old group Tha Outlawz. In the music video we can see a Kutt Calhoun tee around the 1:00 mark and a Tech N9ne shirt at the 2:35 mark. Predictably, both shirts are being worn by caucasians. Speaking of caucasians, a highlight of the music video can be found at 1:38, in which a guy does what can only be described as a crazy white boy dance. The girl standing next to him doesn’t know what to think.
Here’s a video we compiled of Kutt Calhoun performing all across the nation during the Strange Days Tour. Kutty’s enormous talent as a showman is on full display as he fearlessly raps, dances, and interacts with the crowd, bringing a standard of excellence that has come to define a Strange Music show. Continue reading
The tour sent us back some footage while they were out on the road. One of the clips we recieved features Kutt Calhoun rehearsing “Buy The Bar” from Raw and Un-Kutt. The clip showcases just a small example of all the hard work that goes into providing the livest hip hop show in the world. Watch below.
During an LA stop on the Strange Noize tour, Kutt had a chance to do a phone interview with Mass Media, the University of Massachusetts Boston news publication. Kutt discusses how he started rapping, what a day in his life consists of, how he met Tech, how he came up with his name, the success of Raw and Un-kutt, and much more. Click here to read the interview.
Kutt on lyrical content:
“…You know, coming up to Spice 1, and Ice Cube, and Ghetto Boyz, and Scarface, man those guys had something to talk about. Not only was the beat hard, and their flow hard, they was actually talking about stuff. I like story telling rhymes, I like speaking about myself in a third person point of view. I like painting pictures, man. I want to be the Picasso of what I do, the Michelangelo of what I do. The beat bangin is just the icing on the cake.”