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Tag Archives: Babygrande
On May 26, Tiye Phoenix will release her solo debut Half Woman Half Amazin’ on Babygrande. She first came to prominence two years ago as the newest member of Polyrhythm Addicts on their comeback album Break Glass. However, her presence … Continue reading
Remember NYOil’s “Y’all Should All Get Lynched,” the YouTube video that mixed photos of 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia, Ying Yang Twins and rap stars with images of black men and women being hanged? It was a searing indictment of … Continue reading
It’s been over a decade since Tony "Hi-Tek" Cottrell first set the indie world aflame with his classic productions for Reflection Eternal, Mood and Common. Since then, he’s had something of a journeyman’s career. He’s landed beats on a few big albums for artists like Snoop Dogg, G-Unit and the Game, and is now a staff producer for Dr. Dre’s vaunted Aftermath Entertainment. However, unlike the Alchemist, another producer unafraid to navigate between the indie and mainstream world, Hi-Tek has yet to score a major hit, or build a truly compelling body of work.
Some might take that criticism as a dis. But take it with a grain of salt, as Hi-Tek is undoubtedly a talented producer working towards achieving his potential. The next step is Hi-Teknology 3, the latest chapter in a solo compilation series that has, according to his publicists, moved over 600,000 units to date. Set for release via Babygrande on December 11, it features guest shots from Estelle, Young Buck, Kurupt, M-1, Little Brother, Talib Kweli and many others. The first single is "My Piano" with Raekwon & Ghost.
The track listing for Hi-Teknology 3 is below.