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 Records1991
Hi-C - Swing'n

Hi-C - Swing'n

Skanless Records, Tommy Boy1993
Hi-C - Hi-Life Hustle

Hi-C - Hi-Life Hustle

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Hi-Life Records2003

Guest Appearances

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

2nd II None - 2nd II None

Profile Records1991
DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name
  • Skanless

DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name

Profile Records1991
DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky
  • Niggaz Still Trippin'

DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky

Profile Records1992
DJ Quik - Safe + Sound
  • Keep Tha

DJ Quik - Safe + Sound

Profile Records1995
Suga Free - Street Gospel
  • Tip Toe

Suga Free - Street Gospel

Island Black Music1997
DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism
  • Get 2Getha Again

DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism

Profile Records1998
2nd II None - Classic 220
  • Got A Nu Woman

2nd II None - Classic 220

Arista1999
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction

MCA Records2002
DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence
  • Birdz & Da Beez

DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence

Bungalo Records2002
Suga Free - The New Testament (The Truth)
  • Pay Me

Suga Free - The New Testament (The Truth)

Bungalo Records2004
Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter
  • Bubble Bounce

Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter

Blockready Records2005
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG

PYO Entertainment International2008
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition
  • John Doe

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition

N With The Words Music2014

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 Records1992
South Central (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Broke Off

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

Hollywood Basic1992
Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 5
  • I'm Not Your Puppet

Various - Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 5

Thump Records1993
Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza
  • Sitting In The Park

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

Rhino1997
Deep Blue Sea (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Get Tha Money (Dollar Bill)

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

Warner Bros. Records1999
Suga Free & Mausberg - The Konnectid Project Vol. 1
  • In My Face

Suga Free & Mausberg - The Konnectid Project Vol. 1

Sheppard Lane Records, Private I Records2000
Malibu's Most Wanted (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Play That Funky Music

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

Universal2003
The Compton Blockz
  • Style Checkin'

Various - The Compton Blockz

Why Gee Records2003
Sugafree - The Features
  • Woop Woop

Sugafree - The Features

Laneway Records2004
DJ Quik - The Essential DJ Quik
  • Medley For A "V" (The P***y Medley) (Street Version)

DJ Quik - The Essential DJ Quik

Arista, Legacy2015