#8 Tech N9ne
Change From Last Month: Not ranked last month.
Total Points This Year: 12
Overall Rank This Year: #12
This month Tech continued his nearly inhuman grind by releasing his Strangeulation Vol. II album, a project that both added to his personal discography and showcased the artists on his Strange Music label. Strange may get treated by much of the mainstream as an “underground” label, but the simple truth is they’re outselling most major labels, and doing it by simply releasing better music than most major labels. You simply can’t talk about hip-hop in 2015 without talking about Tech N9ne, and you can’t talk about November without talking about Tech N9ne. He won’t be underestimated for long.