The plot of Doctor Strange? A brilliant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

The mind behind Strange Music? Tech N9ne, essentially an expert operator of piecing together words and feelings, is also what you might call a sorcerer — a wildly wonderful and wickedly talented out-of-this-world individual who has taken a tribe of equally special artists under his own appendage to defend the world against the mainstream and major labels.

So… basically, the same (save for a $600 million-plus box office for the Benedict Cumberbatch blockbuster).

But let’s not be all even-steveny (although please give N9ne all the millions… he deserves them). While gearing up for the release of his new album, The Storm, Tech dropped by the NYC Revolt space to chop it up and talk about the evolution of his sound, the message behind the music, and keeping his vibes All. The. Way. Strange.

Real Talk | Tech N9ne on “The Storm”

The Storm drops Friday, December 9 via Strange Music.