"There's a dude from the Midwest, made some dope beats, but his name's not Kanye West. It's Tech," raps the opening verse of "It's a Shame," a track featured on DJ Trackstar's Boogie Bang 7 mixtape. "Tech" is Tech Supreme, a producer whose catalog includes collaborations with Ebony Eyez and Murphy Lee, just to name a few. But in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of hip-hop, résumés don't count for much. To keep his name in the game, Tech is literally putting the integrity back in hip-hop with his two most recent projects. The latest release from Tech Productions is a compilation of Tech-produced beats paired with rhymes from the likes of Family Affair, Tef Poe and Vandalyzm called Audio Integrity
. He also keeps an ear to the beat of the underground scene by co-hosting St. Louis' "Best Hip-Hop Night" at Blueberry Hill: Integrity.