Houston rapper Hi$ive teamed up with director Dante Castro to bring us visuals for “Askin For It” to bring in the new year. His beat selection from MisterMammoth was the perfect counterpart for his slick wordplay as the chorus states:
“N*ggas askin’ for the knowledge; n*gga no cost. Put the flavor in your sauce; nigga get lost. Hoes tryna jump around like Kris Kross.”
Born and raised in the neighborhood known as 5th Ward in Houston, Texas, Hi$ive grew up in a city that thrives of off not only oil and gas but hip hop as well. With over 5 years experience in the game, Hi$ive likes to stack his songs with wordplay similar to one of his influences and hometown hero, Scarface. Other musical influences he credits are Paul Wall, Biggie, Jay-Z, 2pac, Mase, Outkast, Schoolboy Q, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y and A$AP Rocky.
Hi$ive also credits his mother as his biggest influence in his music and career. He says “Let It Ride” featuring George Young is his most memorable track because his mother threw him a birthday party for the video shoot. After her passing in early 2017, he decided to dedicate his grind and hard work to her. With his music he hopes to enable his family and friends to pursue their dreams and eventually help others in his community better their lives and have access to a better education.