Talib Kweli & Javotti Media – Awful People Are Great At Parties

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016


Talib Kweli and his company Javotti Media deliver their new playlist, Awful People Are Great At Parties. The 12-song collection was curated by Talib and features a number of appearances from himself and Javotti artists and affiliates such as NIKO IS, K’Valentine and Chazmere. Friends of the label such as Scotty ATL, Big Gipp, Problem, Aloe Blacc, Hi-Tek and Nottz also pop up with contributions.

Stream the full playlist below and head over to Kweli’s site to download for free.99.

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The Making of J Dilla’s The Diary

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

In this new clip from Mass Appeal Hi-Tek, Nottz, Karriem Riggins, House Shoes, Bilal, Snoop Dogg and others discuss the inspiration behind the posthumous Dilla Rap album The Diary and how it was painstakingly reconstructed from Dilla’s archived files after his death in 2006. The album just saw it’s first wide release and is available for purchase now in digital, CD and vinyl formats.

Previously: J Dilla ft. Nas – The Sickness (Video)

Video: Rhythm Roulette with Hi-Tek

Friday, May 6th, 2016

For the latest installment in the “Rhythm Roulette” series from Mass Appeal, Hi-Tek grabs some random records from Everybody’s Records in Cincinnati and takes a shot at turning them into some heat. After tossing out an Elvis record and an ill piano loop, he finally settles on some elements from the Router and Spirit records he picked up and makes a banger.

Previously: Rhythm Roulette with Big K.R.I.T

J Dilla ft. Snoop Dogg & Kokane – Gangsta Boogie

Monday, April 4th, 2016


This past weekend, Dr. Dre premiered “Gangsta Boogie,” a new Hi-Tek produced cut from the upcoming J Dilla Rap album The Diary featuring Snoop Dogg and Kokane. A CDQ stream has since been liberated by Mass Appeal Records, who will be releasing The Diary on April 15th.

Listen below.

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Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder – Indie 500 (Album Stream)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


When the Indie 500 partnership between Kweli, 9th Wonder and Pharoahe Monch was first announced last year, we knew that some great music was on the horizon. This week fans reap the rewards of this partnership with the release of the Indie 500 compilation project from Talib and 9th. The project boasts production from the likes of Khrysis, Nottz, Hi-Tek and of course 9th, as well as guest verses from Rapsody, Problem, Brother Ali, NIKO IS and several others. The album will be available for purchase on Friday, but continue below for a full preview.

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Video: Talib Kweli & Rapsody – Every Ghetto

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Talib Kweli and Rapsody’s “Every Ghetto” gets an official video. This will appear on the upcoming Indie 500 compilation from Kweli and 9th Wonder, due out November 6th. Produced by Hi-Tek. Hit the link below to check out some new fire from Talib and Styles P.

Previously: Talib Kweli ft. Styles P – The Mathematics

Talib Kweli & Rapsody – Every Ghetto

Thursday, October 8th, 2015


After a  high profile debut on The Tonight Show, Talib Kweli and Rapsody give us the proper studio version of their new single “Every Ghetto,” produced by Hi-Tek. This will live on the upcoming Indie 500 compilation from Kweli and 9th Wonder.

Previously: 9th Wonder & Talib Kweli ft. Problem & Bad Lucc – Pay Ya Dues

Video: Hi-Tek ft. Bow Wow, Krayzie Bone & Bootsy Collins – Ohio Players

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Hi-Tek reps Cincinatti, Bow Wow reps Columbus, and Krayzie Bone reps Cleveland. Watch the video for “Ohio Players” featuring the Ohio-bred MC’s and legendary Parliament-Funkadelic musician Bootsy Collins.

Previously: Hi-Tek ft. Bow Wow, Krayzie Bone & Bootsy Collins – Ohio Players

Hi-Tek ft. Bow Wow, Krayzie Bone & Bootsy Collins – Ohio Players

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Previously: Hi-Tek – Where U Been (Video)

Video: Hi-Tek – Where U Been

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Just a couple of weeks ago my boy asked me what the hell was up with Hi-Tek, and I thought that was a great question. I guess this is what’s up.

Previously: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Talk Early Years Of Kanye’s Career