Of the 12 contestants in the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle, several of them were some of Michigan’s best producers: 14KT, Nick Speed, Big Tone, Ta’raach, Forekast, DJ DDT. But 14KT took the crown: a wild card win would enable him to win a final round rematch with Toronto producer Frank Dukes, who he lost to in the second round.
“Yo, I won that mug strictly for my people. Ypsi, Ann Arbor, Detroit, that was for us!” 14KT said after the competition. “God is Good. Let’s get it in New York.”
14KT will be flown out to New York in December, where he’ll compete in the finals against the winners of the seven other cities’ competitions.
Check out some of 14KT’s production on Buff1’s upcoming album “There’s Only One,” which drops August 12, 2008.