Real Name:
Wayne Lee Robertson
Born, Wayne Lee Robertson better known as HIPE, in a little place known as Ravensmead, Cape Town, South Africa, he began his love for music @ the tender age of 12. The highly respected underground hip hop producer rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in Cape Town's underground Hip Hop scene. With his childhood friends, in the group Cell Block, Hipe quickly made a name for himself as an MC and producer. His expansive style and enthusiastic sense of composition has made him one of Cape Town underground hip-hop's most respected producers.

Hipe was one of the founding members of Cell Block and produced for the group in early 1995. Venturing further, he produced a compilation in 1997 called "The Detonator" which showcased local artists from all over the Cape Flats.

A few of his projects included tracks he did for a documentary entitled "Tomorrows Heroes", featuring the likes of the late Mr. Devious, Godessa and Cell Block. He Produced the soundtrack for an advertisement, which he did for Mr. Fat of Brasse Vannie Kaap, that later aired on Television (2002).

In 2000, the group Ancient Men was born, of which HIPE was the producer and MC alongside Demus, another MC from the Flats. He independently produced their entire debut full-length album, which was released in 2005, entitled 'The Food of Life", and spawned the hit single "Sum Day".
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Hipe Discography


PIONEERDIG001 Hipe Presents Jaak (2) Hipe Presents Jaak (2) - Flêtse Maniere (Album) Pioneer Unit PIONEERDIG001 South Africa 2009
PIONEERDIG007 Hipe Presents Cream (8) Hipe Presents Cream (8) - Bruin Brood (Album) Pioneer Unit PIONEERDIG007 South Africa 2012

Singles & EPs

none Hipe Featuring HC (8), Cream (8), Rattex, Ben Sharpa, DJ Codax, Damola, N'Veigh, Blaklez, Jaak (2) & Linz Faluka Hipe Featuring HC (8), Cream (8), Rattex, Ben Sharpa, DJ Codax, Damola, N'Veigh, Blaklez, Jaak (2) & Linz Faluka - Intergalactic Crew(File, MP3, Single, 320) Pioneer Unit none South Africa 2012