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Hi-Tek

Hi-Tek played a major role in the highly admired golden-age revivalist sound affiliated with the Rawkus Records collective, crafting many of the label's initial breakthrough releases. While Hi-Tek's production style owes a debt to New York's finest beat-makers from the early '90s -- DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor -- the producer actually arose from Cincinnati's low-key hip-hop scene rather than the streets of Brooklyn. Local mentors such as Ravi T, J-Fresh, and Sen Sai showed the aspiring youth how to craft beats, and by 1992 he had crossed paths with Mood, one of the Midwest city's premier hip-hop groups. Hi-Tek collaborated on the song "Hustle on the Side" and helped the group score a record deal. Years later, the producer befriended Talib Kweli, who was in town working with Mood. This affiliation eventually spawned the Reflection Eternal duo, one of the first acts to put the Rawkus label on the map. But it was Hi-Tek's work with Kweli and Mos Def on the milestone album Black Star (1998) that first made the producer a hot commodity. He next collaborated exclusively with Kweli for Reflection Eternal (2000), an album that crossed over from the b-boy camp to the mass market and became a critically championed coast-to-coast success. Then came Hi-Tek's solo spotlight on Rawkus, Hi-Teknology (2001), which featured a broad range of up-and-coming MCs, including some of his Cincinnati peers. Between releases he produced tracks for a broad array of rappers, including such notables as Snoop Dogg, Blackalicious, and Raphael Saadiq, all the while shopping around for labels to issue his second solo album, finally settling on Babygrande. Hi-Teknology 2 (2006), which included verses from Nas, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, and of course Kweli, was followed by a much less star-studded Hi-Teknology 3 late the next year. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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We need this type if real hip-hop music back big ups to a nati native who made it repin 513
Come on play this for the kidz... for real they need to know what they might feel is here, something they can relate...muc h life in music... peace y'all. Uno
Soundcloud.c o m / j o h n - b a s e m e n t got dat real hiphop!
techytiko
I MISS This type rap
bomb!
cheesutin
Reflection Eternal Train of Thought, one of the greatest hip hop albums ever
S**t go hard
sdbolts7601
HIGH AS F**K BUMPING THIS DOWN AS JAM STRAIGHT UP THIS JAM GOES HARD OLD SKOOL FOR LIFE
It ok
exodus2.dg
Cla$$ic beat...NASIR & COMMON ripped it!
this is why i love hip hop!!!! all verses are tough!
HI Tek..... stay tru
Nas killed it...this track is beautiful
I like this beat.
Music for Life. DAMN THIS IS GOOD
BROOKLYN STAND UP
First listen, chill song
This track is NICE!!!!
Q-tip from ATCQ is on the track. Dope
bun b!
They try to blind us with the diamonds and the dime pieces!!!!!
Good message...ke e p it moving!! ❌⭕❌⭕
Always hot much respect hi tek!!
Wish he would drop a new collab album....mid w e s t needs this right now. Tired of the commercial stuff.
Midwest always holds it down for sure. Don't sleep!
Shout out to Hi Tek, Cincinnati's finess ya dig, get it mane.
Thats Talib Rappin on this track not Hi Tek
first
I swear that Bun B and Devin the Dude are on this track...
either way the s**t is dope. a credit to both
I`ve known of Hi-Tek for years. His s**t is always on point. My question is: Is this the same Hi-Tek that is with Die Antwoord? Gotta be.
Much love to Hi-Tek one best yet highly underrated DJ's of all times!
DJ Hi-Tek was at one time one of the more promising young producers to emerge from the late '90s NYC underground hip-hop scene. Why has he fallen from such a graceful perch?? Lord Perth? Your mother's Purse.
I love his voice its hardcore & deep...lol
If you close your eyes, and listen, his voice sounds just like Mos Def...but beyond that, talented!
one of few that are humble and extremely talented. He has never forgotten about his hometown and that is always a great thing. keep it up babes.
Hi-tek is an underrated musical talent when beat making is the topic of discussion. one of the best, in the class of preemo, pete rock and diamond D. get back on his jock!!!
kristan291
It's over, we need to "Let It Go"..... Nice
hi tek is the bomb! in same class with j dilla
dogisle
Always off the chain. Nuff luv and spec. to you.
amazing. Talented. so low key, jus gotta be real. Mad love to Hi-Tek see you at the top boss
krunk time!!
dmfdmfd
i feel like pandora played this song to tel me something, and i think they're right.... almost
definitely a banger for the streets@!
@angel#5...w h a t are you even trying to say? i hate when people write things in a completely illegible manner, ugh.
anyway, hi-tek's pretty badass, he's got some nice grooves and beats. and where are the mc's n rappers n dj's outta cleveland? no love for c-town, i'll tell ya what
Hell Yeah Representing the Nasty Nati!!!!
Sad but I'm just figuring out who he is......I love this type of music...I just didn't know where it was coming from...dope!
Good stuff and...

WHY THE CAPS?!
F**K THAT Dumbass s**t!! HI TEK IS actually soulfully, HIP HOP material stupid!. 4 REAL! 1........... . . .
gurgnuh
One of the illest under appreciated producers in the game. I hate G-Unit, but I can never skip a Hi-Tek beat!!!
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