Rapper Tech N9ne reassures family he is okay after rapper Tech 9 dies

Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne had to assure the hip-hop community – and even his own family – he was still alive Monday after a rapper with a similar name, Tech 9, died over the weekend, provoking widespread confusion.

"This Tech N9ne is going through Customs," tweeted the rapper, whose real name is Aaron Dontez Yates, as he panned his phone camera around to show the scene at an airport following his return from Canada and Europe. "My family's calling my phone wondering if I'm OK." 

Tech N9ne offered his condolences to the family and friends of Tech 9, a Philadelphia-based battle rapper (real name Akeem Mickens), whose death was confirmed to hip-hop magazine XXL by his friend and fellow rapper, Buttah From Da Block.

Source : USA Today