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Tech N9ne Brings Back the Tasty Beats


Though Aaron "Tech N9ne" Yates has built a rather successful career as a rapper--dude has 11 studio albums under his belt as well as his own record label (Strange Music), and he's sold more than 1 million albums--we'd like to suggest he consider another calling: chef.

Songs like "Caribou Lou" prove he's already golden on the cocktail recipe front: "Half a bottle of 151 / Off of the jug one cup of Malibu rum / Baby that's what's up / Then you fill the rest of the jug / With pineapple juice, and it's cracking / The only defect is waking up like 'what happened?'"

And while we're not exactly sure what a Jellysickle is--"Take a lick of this / Jellysickle sickness"--we bet Tech N9ne has perfected the recipe.

And lest we forget, the Kansas City, Mo., native even made up his own delicious Boise food rap last time he was in town.

"When I come to Boise I get really noisy / I go bravado when I do the avocado / That's a new dance that we do / the NnuttHowze crew."

Take a lick of our job counseling, Tech N9ne. Now all you have to do is snag a spot on the Martha Stewart show to show off your mad culinary skills. If you need help, Snoop Dogg can show you the ropes. (Snoop: "Why do they call it vanilla if it's burgundy?" Martha: "Vanilla doesn't mean white. It's the flavor.")

With Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Prozak, Cognito and Soulja, Wednesday, May 26, 8 p.m., $22-$65, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,