In a sweet twist of fate, what was originally intended by the liberal media to discredit Hi Cal, instead garnered him National attention that led him to conservative talk show host and Fox News political analyst, Monica Crowley
. Ms. Crowley saw Hi Cal's video and invited him to come on her show for an interview and to try out a new concept. She wanted Hi Cal to do a weekly news "rap-up", which he was more than happy to do. "And the rest", he says, "is history". He now does weekly "raps" for both The Monica Crowley Show
and the Jason Mattera Show
on WABC 770 in New York. Hi Caliber feels very blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference with his gifts. He states:
I didn't sit down one day and go, 'I'm going to be a conservative rapper. It just kind of happened. I had been corresponding on MySpace with a bunch of soldiers in Afghanistan. I made a song for them and shouted out the name of their crew. It was cool to think the troops were riding around listening to my music while they're fighting for our country.
Hip-hop is what I know...I figured, rather than relying on Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity to get the message out there, I could rap to reach younger people because it's coming in a format they understand. They don't understand Bill O'Reilly using words like 'pithy,' and some of his other little catchwords.
Hi-Caliber has also been interviewed and had his music aired by conservative talk show heavy hitters like Michael Savage
(his #1 mentor), Andrew Wilkow
, Steve Malzberg
, and Dom Giordano
. His connection to Monica Crowley led to the performance of his life -- the first 9/12 Taxpayer March on DC. He was blown away by the massive sea of patriots that stretched from the steps of the Capitol where he performed all the way to the Washington Monument. Shortly after that, FreedomWorks
offered to sponsor a video shoot for his song Patriotic People.
[youtube BY5z6DUfkKA Hi Caliber's "Patriotic People"]
Hi Cal has also performed at various local tea parties in the NJ, NY, PA area as well as the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party in DC, the Uni-Tea event in Philadelphia, the Jackson Purchase Tea Party in Paducah, Kentucky with Rand Paul, the Taking Back America Rally (Six Flags, NJ) where he followed Glenn Beck on stage, BigDawg Music Mafia's Liberty Fest
at CPAC 2011, and most recently, the First Coast Tea Party (Jacksonville FL) which was the third event he had performed for with TEA Party favorites Andrew Breitbart and Victoria Jackson.
Hi Cal recently joined forces with fellow conservative hip hop artists Sacrifice
and g-Nut A.K.A. Sleepyhead
to form the group Enemy of the State
. Their music, can be purchased for download at iTunes
[youtube 2YRG3NCtrcY Hi Caliber's latest number, "Freedom"]
Got teens who enjoy hip hop? How do you feel about them listening to the kind of trash spewed by rappers like "Common"? Why not introduce them to hip hop with a liberty twist? They just might have an epiphany like Hi Cal did the day he first heard Michael Savage ranting on his car radio -- the first time he had ever really heard the truth about what is happening to our country.
It is an honor to know and be able to spotlight artists like Hi Cal who refuse to sit idly by while our country is being "transformed" by the "Corruptocrats" in DC. His long term goal is to land his own talk radio gig where he can promote his raw, uncut brand of conservatism. I believe he has the talent and the passion to make it happen and I salute him for bringing the truth to our youth! I hope you will friend him on FaceBook
and get to know this fine patriot.