Blake Hise works tirelessly to keep local music alive and kickin’
Anybody that has spent a significant amount of time in Chattanooga or its surrounding area knows about the diversity of the local music scene. Music flows through the city abundantly, and almost every genre can be found pulsating through the local music airwaves. Diverse settings produce diverse individuals, and that fact stands true when talking about the local area artist and entertainer Blake Hise, who performs under the stage name Hi$e Cold.
Growing up in the peaks and valleys of the North Georgia/Chattanooga mountain area, Blake Hise has had a lifetime of exposure to the surrounding musical diversity. After trying many different ventures, he found himself facing the crossroads of life, and it was at that exact moment in time that he made the decision to become an entertainer. He would take his idea, and legitimately turn it into reality.
Blake Hise demonstrates his diversity both in front of the turntables as a DJ, and while rocking the mic as an emcee, but it does not stop there; Blake Hise knows how to gather people, and throw parties with the best of them. The combination makes him a very effective entertainer.
During his metamorphosis from Blake Hise to Hi$e Cold, he faced an unforeseen learning curve that he had to embrace. He knew he wanted to promote, host, and perform at events, he was just unfamiliar with some of the legal procedures surrounding them. When he first started putting on events, they were typically giant house or field parties with many attendees, and they had a tendency to get shut down by outside forces. As the popularity of his events grew, he knew it was time to spread his wings and fly.
Designed by the fates, Blake Hise would end up meeting with the people involved with Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, Georgia. As relationships developed, and bonds were forged, he was given the greenlight to host his Hi$e Cold events at the magical and mystical Cherokee Farms.
After hosting multiple events over the years at Cherokee Farms, Blake Hise has learned quite a bit about promoting, managing, performing at, and all the logistics that revolve around hosting large-scale events. Hi$e Cold events have snowballed into rather massive events, and consistently yield a thousand plus attendees at each event; the magnitude of the potential is limitless. Being a successful event planner and party starter has not stopped Blake Hise from chasing the other aspects of his dream. He consistently makes new music, stars in music videos, and constantly performs as artist Hi$e Cold around the region.
Blake Hise is a visionary, a dreamer, and a doer. He will certainly play his part in keeping the local music scene alive, and is considered a must attend performer. Watch his music video’s “Ain’t Nothin Really”, “Feel This”, “Rhyming”, and “Ballin on that Ramen” on YouTube.com, listen to his released tracks at SoundCloud.com/Hisecold, and look for his unreleased album Piece of Mind in the near future. Also, check out his event Primordial that is coming to Cherokee Farms in August. According to Blake Hise, “Hi$e Cold is not just a movement; it’s a change of pace.”