His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, a name given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast-rhyming Chopper style. Yates later applied a deeper meaning to the name, claiming that it stands for the complete technique of rhyme, with "tech" meaning technique and "nine" representing the number of completion.
Yates is known for his dynamic rhyme schemes and speed rap abilities known as the Chopper style. He stated that he purposely creates flow patterns in order to sound like a percussion while he raps. After hearing an instrumental he would come up with different kinds of patterns and then "fill in" the actual lyrics.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: Aaron Dontez Yates, 8 November 1971, 09:00 (9am) CST (+6), Kansas City, Missouri, USA (39n05, 94w34). ASC: 10 Sagittarius. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him on Facebook (28 December 2015): "I was born in November 8th day nineteen seventy first y'all. Nine o'clock in the mornin a Christian girl in Kansas city gave birth y'all"
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