Hi-Tek Preps Hi-Teknology, Vol. 3, Targets the Mainstream
Producer Hi-Tek, renowned for his work with underground and mainstream artists alike, is preparing to release his third solo LP, Hi-Teknology, Vol. 3: The Chip, this November through Babygrande Records. According to Billboard.com, Tek is looking to reach the 106th & Park and TRL crowds with the new project, while simultaneously staying true to his underground base. Speaking about the sound on the new album, the Cincinnati native described the production style as "poppy" and "upbeat and a little corny but still hot." The Chip will feature guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Gorilla Zoe, Snoop Dogg, singer Estelle and MC Riz. Tek also revealed that he and Kweli are planning a follow up to their 2002 collaborative album Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought.