Author Topic: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Talk 'Reflection Eternal,' Black Star, Dion....  (Read 75 times)

Mr. Sunshine

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli," Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down producer, DJ and rapper:


Hi-Tek's productions defined the Rawkus Records sound. Here's what was discussed among two legends who literally came into the game together:

  The difficulties of artists breaking through in his hometown of Cincinnati.
Receiving the demo tape of Talib after his group Mood came back from NY.
How rappers Vicious Lee and Big Del inspired Hi-Tek to keep at his craft.
Moving to New York and avoiding all the distractions the city had to offer.
Cincinnati's unique mix of influences from all over the map.
Getting put onto Rawkus and producing 6 songs for the Black Star album.
Why producers are naturals when they choose to pick up a mic.
Going on to produce Jonell's radio hit 'Round And Round'.

Meeting singer Dion Jenkins and bringing him to Dr. Dre at Aftermath.  (3 Albums with Dion) we need them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The legacy of Snoop Dogg and working with him as well as Dr. Dre.
Crazy stories of Talib and Hi-Tek in a jail's drunk tank and almost beating up a cab driver.
Talk about the possibility of a 3rd Reflection Eternal album.
A breakdown of his production for Anderson .Paak's 'Come Down'.
9th Wonder contacting Hi-Tek to get on his Soul Council collective.
Hi-Tek's and J Dilla's friendship resembling that of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.


Re: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Talk 'Reflection Eternal,' Black Star, Dion....
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 12:08:42 AM »
listening to it. always good to have some knowledge from Hi-Tek.