Hailing from the diverse multicultural city of Toronto Canada, Hi-Calibur is a charismatic super group that consists of eight unique individuals that all have something different to contribute to the industry. The members’ pseudonyms are known as Jawz, Swift, KDiZZy, PillSparks, Spud Lee, Flash Gordon, Carissa B and Black Bishop. Hi-Calibur may be new on the scene, but definitely not new to music. The group was formed in 2008 with a vision to become a respected group of artists who have the capacity to change mainstream radio. Spinning the standard concept of hip-hop, their music is one of a kind and limitless, with crossover appeal. You may hear them on a rock beat or even a country beat, either way Hi-Calibur’s music demands your attention. The content of their songs are about a reflection of their lives and everyday life experiences that a variety of people can listen too. “Hi-Calibur with a gritty sound, blended with their unique lyrical content, has the capability of becoming a force in the entertainment industry” Charles Banton, Baby Blue Sound Crew.
Hi-Calibur has performed at The Majority Party, Harlem Restaurant and at several Roc Da Mic Shows. “Hi-Calibur is a group of highly skilled artist that have come out on several occasions to bless the stage at our exclusive Roc Da Mic Showcases. They are very professional, prompt, entertaining, and talented. They carry a large fan base that is very apparent when they perform. We see their potential and know that they will shine through the Hip Hop Music industry; we wish them the best of luck, and look forward to more outstanding performances from them” Donna Charles, Roc Da Mic, Tereph Entertainment.
Hi-Calibur is high energy, creative, spontaneous, reliable and lyrical. On December 14th, 2010 the group debuted their long awaited mixtape called “The Caution Tape”. With nothing but excellent reviews, fans are demanding more. “Its high energy its intense its music that’s outside the box its Hi-Calibur, its music that’s now” Darryl Riley, NewNu Entertainment.
How the group came to know each other is a bit more than just a coincidence. KDiZZy and Jawz first met in 2001 and realized that they had a lot in common, musically. Frustrated at the music that was being released, they knew that it was time to make a difference. By chance, a few years later they met the remaining members. KDiZZy and Black Bishop have worked in the past before the formation of the group.
Spud Lee known to Jawz from high school perfectly fit what the group represented, and soon after they enlisted PillSparks whom Swift met at a local basketball tournament. Swift was a long time friend that later joined as co-ceo and brought along Flash Gordon from his days as a Dj. Swift, KDiZZy and Jawz are all born in December, only days apart. Jawz’s middle name is Anthony, which is Spud Lee’s first name and KDiZZy’s middle name is Jermaine, which is Jawz’s first name. In addition Pill Sparks’ middle names are also Anthony and Jermaine. As if this wasn’t coincidence enough, Swift lives at number 24, which is Jawz’s birthday, KDiZZy and Swift are cousins, and last but not least, Jawz and Carissa B are siblings.
More than just a group, these individuals have become family.