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Hi-Tek
Hi-Teknology 2

Producers moonlighting as rappers are nothing new. So it came as no surprise when Hi-Tek released his critically acclaimed debut, Hi-Teknology, in 2001. Supported by a capable squadron of MCs and singers, the Cincinnati beatsmith reserved his mic time to a sole track and opted to let the beats speak for him. However, for his follow-up disc, Hi-Teknology 2, Tek takes a slightly more lyrical role, and does like another Midwest producer/rapper and makes good music. Sticking to his previous blueprint, Tek gathers an array of artists to groove to his melodic, head-snapping rhythms. Q-Tip lends his vocals to the soothing ...

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