In one of the more confusing stories to come out in a while, a celebrity death hoax isn't actually a hoax but it's not totally true either.

This morning I saw on Twitter that Tech 9 was trending. Wondering what that could be about, I clicked to find that he had died. But it wasn't who I thought it was at the time.

A battle rapper from Philadelphia who goes by Tech 9 sadly passed away early this morning. The Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne, who is playing at the District in Sioux Falls on April 12, is alive and well.

He even posted a video on Twitter this morning to offer his condolences to the family of Tech 9, and definitively clear the air about his well being. He was going through customs returning from Canada and said that his friends and family had been blowing up his phone trying to find out if he was okay.

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