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Never heard of this guy before but this video came across my timeline from a few different people so I had to check it out. Dope video and track, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye open for this guy.. – 60

From the album 14KT “Elelator” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ele…

Director: Cy Abdelnour
Gaffer: Jacob Kennelly

Produced by 14KT; Rhymes by Obie Iyoha
Karat Gold Music 2015.
All Rights Reserved.

” The beat was created from the energy of the imagery of unceasing cop killings, injustice, and acts of racism we are all experiencing everyday. “Podium” is all about utilizing the power of your platform and your voice. Make change in the present for the future. Everyone has that power. The track features The Black Opera’s own and Ann Arbor’s young king emcee, Obie Iyoha. He represents the young powerful black voice from my city.

Obie Iyoha will be releasing his debut album Midnight Run with The Black Opera in January 2016″

-14KT

About the “Elelator” album:

On the heels of the Jaded Incorporated (Mayer Hawthorne + 14KT) sound, 14KT continues to explore the electronic realm with “Elelator” – blending Hip-hop instrumentalism and his inspiration of Detroit electronic music.

Buy Links:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ele
https://www.Drip.com/14KT
http://twitter.com/14KT
https://www.facebook.com/14KTZ
http://www.i4KT.com

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14KT - Crown (feat. Black Milk & MED)

14KT might be your favorite producer, but you just don’t know it yet. The Ypsilanti, Mich. native has been on the fringe of more (and well deserved) attention for years, something hip-hop heads the world over will tell you in a heartbeat. “Crown” is the first single off his upcoming album Nickel & Dimed and features underground champs Black Milk and MED.

The two veterans share the crisp instrumental with complementary flows and content, reflecting on the days when creating meant more than getting the next girl or flashy necklace. And it was actually Black Milk who inspired the track’s title, as 14KT had previously named it “Crystal Figurines.” But that changed immediately when he heard Black Milk’s almost dead-eyed authoritative line of “Look around everybody tryna blow and hold the crown.” It’s a poignant comment, especially at a time when buzz leads to flash-in-the-pan rappers coming for the throne.

That lyric also sets the tone for a neck-breaker of a track accentuated by a sharp boom-bap drum loop, wavering synthesizers, and fuzzy guitar lines. The “Crown,” in this case, sits firmly atop the head of 14KT, an apostle of J Dilla’s school of beats. It’s a banger, sure, but it’s also meticulously layered, composed, and textured much like the remainder of Nickel & Dimed.

The album is 14KT’s fourth full-length and finds him again combining his love for instrumentals and guest-featured cuts. The first half, Nickel, is purely beat-driven, aside from one track wherein 14KT himself delivers the rhymes. On Dimed, the focus shifts to his guests, who also include Blu, JMSN, and Kokane.

Nickel & Dimed drops Aug. 27 on Mello Music Group.

itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/nickel-dimed/id668873948

CD: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/p…ink-pre-order

vinyl: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/p…-45-pre-order