Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne (pronounced Tech Nine), is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O’Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.Yaser Bakhtiari (born 1982 in Tehran), better known by his stage name Yas, is an Iranian rapper. Yas is the first rapper authorized to perform by the Iranian government, and became one of the most popular rappers.