Hi Stakez (pronounced High Stakes) is no stranger to the music game. The Houston Producer/MC first emerged on the music scene as a producer in 2002. He then independently released his first effort "Playing for Keeps" in 2006. He then enrolled in audio engineering school and quickly learned the ins and outs to improving his sound. Shortly after, he caught the attention of a local label, ACTUATE Records and together they released "All Odds Even" in 2007 accompanied by two singles "Hydraulics" & "We Can Talk". The label and artist then relocated to Atlanta and released the often delayed EP "A Day In The Life". The EP was his most successful to date, even landing him in XXL magazine, HipHopDX and MTV2. Hi Stakez has since gone independent and plans to release his next project later this year.