Friday, December 4, 2009

MTV Honors Homegrown Artists Tech N9ne and Janelle Monae at Woodies

Posted By on Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 5:07 PM

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Tune into MTV, MTV2 or mtvU tonight, December 4, at 10 p.m. to see Kansas Citian Aaron Dontez Yates (known to, you know, a few folks as Tech N9ne) accept his Left Field Award at the music media conglomerate's annual, college-music-oriented Woodie Awards.

As the MTV newsroom reported last week, when the ceremony was held:

One of the best surprises at this year's mtvU Woodie Awards was the victory by truly bizarre rapper Tech N9ne, who scored a victory when he took home the Left Field Woodie. While the Woodies look to celebrate independent music of all kinds, the Left Field Woodie recognizes the artists working at the extreme margins.

Tech certainly fits that description, as his fiercely independent brand of hip-hop mines Wu-Tang grime, horrorcore, rap-rock and old-school boom-bap. He even calls his label Strange Music, which Tech explained to MTV News on the red carpet at the awards a few weeks ago.

Tuning into tonight's broadcast, you may also catch a glimpse of former Kansas City, Kansan Janelle Monae, who was in the running against Tech for the Left Field Award.

Damn right they're from left field. Make some noise, KC!!!

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