I would say Strange Music missed the bus. (Strange Music is TECH N9NE's record label) The rap/rock sound is pretty much dead. Had they came out maybe 7 years ago I could see them making a decent name for themselves. Their music isn't bad, it's just dated. I know that sounds snobby, but the industry beat that sound to death. If they're going to venture down the rock/rap path, then they are going to really have to put out amazing work. What I've heard from them was ok, but it wasn't anything that was really impressive.
I was given a copy of Tech's new album "Everready" and I was pretty disappointed with it. It lacked the good hooks of prior albums. I saw him live about 4 years ago and he put on a great show. He's also a very approachable person, who is really cool to all his fans. Every band has a not so great album, but anymore, it's hard to regroup from. I do wish them all the best, though.
there's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes
it's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise
and like fools we trust the delivery
but it's all just drunk sincerity