After director Nick Cassavetes heard Tech's 2002 album Absolute Power, he called the number on the back of the CD to recruit the rapper to work on music for his 2007 crime drama Alpha Dog. Tech ended up contributing four songs to the soundtrack, including a duet with the director's daughter Gina. "We put a lot of that music into the movie, man. It's about looking at the screen, feeling the scene, and creating music around it," Tech said in a 2008 interview. "There's a lot of music in there that I did with the composers, where you don't even know it's me."

LISTEN: Tech N9ne "Slither" (2002)