Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known as Tech N9ne (pronounced tech nine ), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor Early life. Big Scoob spent his late adolescence and part of his early adulthood involved with gangs in his native Kansas City, Missouri. Rap music eventually. Eugene Oregon's largest independent music store. New and useds CDs DVDs and Vinyl.