Hi-Tek Tells Stories Of Collaborating With J Dilla, Snoop, And Talib Kweli And Yasiin Bey on Black Star; Breaks Down The Cincinnati Sound; And Names His Favorite Producers

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Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli have known one another for decades. They’ve collaborated on full albums -- most notably the iconic Reflection Eternal -- and Hi-Tek was the most heavily featured producer on Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. This is all to say: When the usually-reticent Tek agreed to sit down for People’s Party with Talib Kweli, we knew it was going to be a great episode.

If you love the Soulquarians era and count yourself as a fan of Black Star, you’re going to want to catch this one. Hi-Tek gets real and raw, shares stories about coming up with Kweli, and talks about shifting to the West Coast to work with Snoop. The discussion spans the careers of both Tek and Kweli and comes full-circle with discussions of current projects and future collaborations.

This is an episode for true production heads. Because Hi-Tek is -- without a doubt -- one of the best that the culture has seen.

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