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BlakStaar
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"What happened to Hi-Tek? Did he leave the Soul Council?"


  

          

I admit I'm not super deep into hip-hop scene like I was 15-20 years ago, but I feel like I haven't heard about Hi-Tek in a minute.

Does anyone know what he's up to these days? Any major projects he's produced?

A Wiki entry notes: "In November 2015, producer 9th Wonder announced Hi-Tek as the newest member of The Soul Council - the production staff of his record label It's A Wonderful World Music Group."

I don't see his production credits on recent work by Rapsody, who is a 9th Wonder artist...

I only know of this: Murs & 9th & Soul Council -The Iliad is Dead & The Odyssey is Over
https://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=5&topic_id=3016883&mesg_id=3016883&listing_type=search
It's interesting that the YouTube link in the abovementioned thread notes that the Soul Council is a "collective of 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Nottz, Eric G, AMP, Kash and E. Jones."

And the Council's official Twitter also does not mention Hi-Tek: https://twitter.com/soul_council

I'm not trying to be messy; I'm genuinely curious.

He's active on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiTek

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not sure re: SC but
Sep 16th 2019
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RE: not sure re: SC but
Sep 16th 2019
3
He was bifurcated by Chappie
Sep 16th 2019
2
RE: He was bifurcated by Chappie
Sep 16th 2019
4
      Different Hi-Tek.
Sep 16th 2019
5
           RE: Different Hi-Tek.
Sep 17th 2019
6
                There are at laast 3 DJ Hi-teks
Sep 17th 2019
7
                     Well that's stupid.
Sep 17th 2019
8
BTW, anyone who is a MASSIVE hi-tek fan...
Sep 17th 2019
9
RE: BTW, anyone who is a MASSIVE hi-tek fan...
Sep 17th 2019
10
Bump
May 13th 2020
11
maybe he just chillin lol
May 14th 2020
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RE: maybe he just chillin lol
May 14th 2020
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      he likes to build aquariums
May 14th 2020
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      RE: he likes to build aquariums
May 14th 2020
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      RE: maybe he just chillin lol
May 14th 2020
17
People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down"
May 14th 2020
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      If he gets paid every time a commercial runs using that song....
May 14th 2020
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      I’m saying! He’s good lol
May 14th 2020
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      RE: If he gets paid every time a commercial runs using that song....
May 17th 2020
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           also used in commercials to promote the NBA playoffs
May 18th 2020
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      RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down"
May 14th 2020
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           RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down"
May 14th 2020
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                RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down"
May 16th 2020
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I Just Listened To "Hi-Teknology 2" For The First Time
May 16th 2020
23
Keep it Movin was my shit off that!
May 16th 2020
24
All of this ! Add "Can We Go Back" and "Josephine" to my list.
May 17th 2020
26
Apparently, Smoke DZA wrote all his raps for him on that album
May 16th 2020
25
RE: Apparently, Smoke DZA wrote all his raps for him on that album
May 17th 2020
28
I remember Music For Life & Let It Go...
May 18th 2020
29

fontgangsta
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1. "not sure re: SC but"
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im guessing he did those two joints he linked to (on twitter) from the new Ghostface?
Anyone have production credits to confirm?

  

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BlakStaar
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3. "RE: not sure re: SC but"
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Nope, based on the back insert of the CD: https://www.discogs.com/Ghostface-Killah-Ghostface-Killahs/release/14089768

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2. "He was bifurcated by Chappie"
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The movies bad - but his death in it was cool.

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BlakStaar
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4. "RE: He was bifurcated by Chappie"
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At first I was like “huh?” and then I did a Google search.

So, he’s moved into the film industry now?
https://m.imdb.com/name/nm6427444/

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5. "Different Hi-Tek."
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BlakStaar
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6. "RE: Different Hi-Tek."
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Oops. Thanks for the correction.

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7. "There are at laast 3 DJ Hi-teks"
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I was wrong.

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My Discogs collection for The Roots:
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8. "Well that's stupid."
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>RE: There are at least 3 DJ Hi-teks

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fontgangsta
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9. "BTW, anyone who is a MASSIVE hi-tek fan..."
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Tue Sep-17-19 12:14 PM by fontgangsta

  

          

i have a number of really nice 11x14 color and B&W prints from my time at SCRATCH mag when we did a feature on him.
they're just sitting in a box, id love for them to go to someone who will actually put them on the wall.
HMU if you're that guy (or gal) . --- fontgangsta (at) gmail

  

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10. "RE: BTW, anyone who is a MASSIVE hi-tek fan..."
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Yo!!! I would love to have this. Sending you a PM now.

  

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BlakStaar
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11. "Bump"
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He's active on IG with nearly 84K followers: https://www.instagram.com/hitek/

It's interesting that the current link in his IG bio is an iTunes URL for his first album, Hi-Teknology. No new music.

Discogs is not always up-to-date but the site gives the impression that his last major project was the 2010 Reflection Eternal album? Wow.
https://www.discogs.com/artist/39909-Hi-Tek

I can't believe OKP doesn't have more info? I feel like half of what OKP was listening to in the late 1990s/early 2000s featured Hi-Tek's production. C'mon...

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12. "maybe he just chillin lol"
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During this quarantine I've been looking up random producer discographies and sometimes people just...stop? aren't hot anymore? want to sit down and be a family man? It could be anything. He looks healthy and happy, that's all we as fans can ask for yea?

  

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13. "RE: maybe he just chillin lol"
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Yes, he seems to be doing okay and I’m okay with him just chillin. I’m just curious why he doesn’t seem to be producing, even if the reason is simple, e.g. other interests, lack of inspiration, legal issues.

He doesn’t ow anyone an explanation, of course.

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14. "he likes to build aquariums "
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:)
(this is true)

  

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18. "RE: he likes to build aquariums "
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That’s dope. Seems like a fun hobby (or job).

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17. "RE: maybe he just chillin lol"
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*owe

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15. "People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down""
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Granted, that's not a full project/album, but he hasn't been completely ghost.

www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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16. "If he gets paid every time a commercial runs using that song...."
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he’s probably never gotta work again.

  

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21. "I’m saying! He’s good lol "
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On the real he produced what is arguably the biggest song of one of the biggest breakout stars in the past few years

www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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BlakStaar
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27. "RE: If he gets paid every time a commercial runs using that song...."
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>he’s probably never gotta work again.

This made me do a little research. "Come Down" was featured in:
- Madden NFL 17
- A Google Home Max commercial: https://youtu.be/LV6b90hBhhc (See 0.19 mark)
- HBO's Insecure Season 2 trailer (not the soundtrack)

Nice.

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30. "also used in commercials to promote the NBA playoffs"
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I swear it seemed like it was played every commercial break during at least one postseason.

  

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19. "RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down""
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That’s dope. I honestly didn’t know. Makes me wonder about other recent productions...

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20. "RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down""
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https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/hi_tek/credits/

not sure if you've tried looking on there

  

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22. "RE: People forget he produced Paak's "Come Down""
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Thank you!!! Discogs is slippin on they pimpin. That link actually answers my original question: he has been more active than I realized.

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23. "I Just Listened To "Hi-Teknology 2" For The First Time"
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Cause of this post, I remember seeing a used copy of Hi-Tek's second album "Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip" at a local record store, decided to buy it and peep it out and it reminded me why I never bought this album.

I'm sure I never listened to this album all the way thru before, but maybe I heard a few songs or maybe I did a quick skim of it when it first released, either way, it was a let down compared to the first album which I consider a classic; this one seems like he wanted to get that commercial appeal when he left Rawkus.

The music isn't bad, neither is the features, him rapping on it isn't a good look (I guess he wanted to be like Pete Rock & J-Dilla, and do the rapping producer thing too), it's just feels watered-down or not as street as I thought it was going to be.

At least I got the deluxe edition with the three bonus tracks and a bonus dvd (I might watch the dvd sometime next week); I know I'm late to hearing this album, but at least I did, now I see why a few rappers probably stop wanting him for production around this time though.


https://DjJoeyJoe.bandcamp.com/album/Emerald-Dust

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24. "Keep it Movin was my shit off that!"
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I played that album a lot when it came out. Definitely not on the level of the first one, but I still liked a lot of it. The 3rd one, I don’t remember at all though.

  

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26. "All of this ! Add "Can We Go Back" and "Josephine" to my list."
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Those songs were hard as fuck.

Also don't remember #3 at all except that I played it once and never again haha.

>RE: Keep it Movin was my shit off that!
>I played that album a lot when it came out. Definitely not
>on the level of the first one, but I still liked a lot of it.
>The 3rd one, I don’t remember at all though.

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25. "Apparently, Smoke DZA wrote all his raps for him on that album"
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Sat May-16-20 11:30 PM by hammam

          

https://twitter.com/smokedza/status/492835607551684608
https://twitter.com/smokedza/status/10179780692

  

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28. "RE: Apparently, Smoke DZA wrote all his raps for him on that album"
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>https://twitter.com/smokedza/status/10179780692
>
>

"RT @jonnyshipes new hi tek talib record is hot! hi tek should pay my man
@smokedza & give him his pub for writing his whole 2nd album."

This is concerning. I hope they settled this. I don't know what type of agreement they had, if any, but this may have caused some reputation issues...

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29. "I remember Music For Life & Let It Go..."
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I don't think I ever listened to the whole project though

  

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