Hi-C

Hi-C

Hi-C

Biography

From Compton, California, Hi-C is some way short of the in-yer-face gangsta rap made famous by that area: ‘I’m into music first, messages later. I’m not hardcore and I don’t constantly say “black this” or “black that”’. Hi-C introduced his pleasant, personable fare to a national audience in 1990 when singles like ‘I’m Not Your Puppet’ rose high in the Billboard charts.

He also took roles in movies, including Encino Man, CB4 and South Central. In CB4 it was Hi-C who provided the voice and lyrics for the Chris Rock character’s on-screen raps. He is backed on record by DJ Tony A from Wilmington, California.

Discography

Hi-C - Skanless

Hi-C Featuring Tony A - Skanless

Skanless Records 1991
Hi-C - Swing'n

Hi-C - Swing'n

Skanless Records, Tommy Boy 1993
Hi-C - Hi-Life Hustle

Hi-C - Hi-Life Hustle

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Hi-Life Records 2003

Guest Appearances

2nd II None - 2nd II None
  • Comin' Like This

2nd II None - 2nd II None

Profile Records 1991
DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name
  • Skanless

DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name

Profile Records 1991
DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky
  • Niggaz Still Trippin'

DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky

Profile Records 1992
DJ Quik - Safe + Sound
  • Keep Tha

DJ Quik - Safe + Sound

Profile Records 1995
Suga Free - Street Gospel
  • Tip Toe

Suga Free - Street Gospel

Island Black Music 1997
DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism
  • Get 2Getha Again

DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism

Profile Records 1998
2nd II None - Classic 220
  • Got A Nu Woman

2nd II None - Classic 220

Arista 1999
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction

MCA Records 2002
DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence
  • Birdz & Da Beez

DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence

Bungalo Records 2002
Suga Free - The New Testament (The Truth)
  • Pay Me

Suga Free - The New Testament (The Truth)

Bungalo Records 2004
Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter
  • Bubble Bounce

Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter

Blockready Records 2005
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG

PYO Entertainment International 2008
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition

N With The Words Music 2014

Compilations

Encino Man (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Leave My Curl Alone

Various - Encino Man (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hollywood Records 1992
South Central (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Broke Off

Various - South Central (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hollywood Basic 1992
Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 5
  • I'm Not Your Puppet

Various - Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 5

Thump Records 1993
Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza
  • Sitting In The Park

Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza

Rhino 1997
Deep Blue Sea (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Get Tha Money (Dollar Bill)

Various - Deep Blue Sea (Music From The Motion Picture)

Warner Bros. Records 1999
Suga Free & Mausberg - The Konnectid Project Vol. 1
  • In My Face

Suga Free & Mausberg - The Konnectid Project Vol. 1

Sheppard Lane Records, Private I Records 2000
Malibu's Most Wanted (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Play That Funky Music

Various - Malibu's Most Wanted (Music From The Motion Picture)

Universal 2003
The Compton Blockz
  • Style Checkin'

Various - The Compton Blockz

Why Gee Records 2003
Proper Dos - Greatest Hits
  • Rap Declares War

Proper Dos - Greatest Hits

PDG Records 2003
Sugafree - The Features
  • Woop Woop

Sugafree - The Features

Laneway Records 2004
DJ Quik - The Essential DJ Quik
  • Medley For A "V" (The P***y Medley) (Street Version)

DJ Quik - The Essential DJ Quik

Arista, Legacy 2015