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"I remember when I met Tupac in '92 at Jack the Rapper [music conference] at the Atlanta Hilton. I used to be down there in the lobby and Tupac down there drunk, yelling and stuff. I used to tell everybody I was from K.C.; they was like, 'They let y'all rap in Kansas City? How's Dorothy and Toto?' " he recalled of the ribbing he got from 'Pac and other rappers. "I'm like, 'OK, watch this.' "
Of course, Tech hails from the Missouri city, not the state of Kansas, where "Oz" is set. Regardless, the "Mental Giant" clip shows Tecca Nina looking into a crystal ball as another incarnation of the MC wanders through a fantasy world. Throughout his journey, Tech avoids various pitfalls like lustful women and an alien air-raid before escaping in a hot-air balloon made of stone.
"Mental Giant" is the second single off of Tech's All 6's and 7's, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard albums chart this week thanks to Nina's dedicated fanbase, an 82-city tour and, of course, creative video concepts.
"I just did it and some crazy-ass Wizard of Oz on ecstasy and shrooms came out," he laughed. "I think that's a good thing."