Hailing from Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1/7th of Michigan Hip-Hop heroes Athletic Mic League and 1/4th of production powerhouse The Lab Techs, 14KT is standing on the verge of something huge. He has been instrumental in boosting the careers of fellow crew members buff1 and DJ Haircut AKA Mayer Hawthorne (Stones Throw Records' newest acquisition). Now that he's produced pivotal tracks for nearly every notable Detroit Hip-Hop artist and beyond...
In Medical terms, the Golden Hour is defined as: the first sixty minutes, after the occurrence of major multisystem trauma. It is widely believed that the victim's chances of survival are greatest if he or she receives definitive care in the operating room within the first hour. "When I read this, it hit me that I felt I was in the "Golden Hour" of my career; the time between life and death. Thinking of all my disappointments, accomplishments, mistakes, failed plans, sacrificed time, relationships, confusion, lost opportunities, sound identity crisis, times of laziness and hard work, I felt like I was going thru somewhat of a major "trauma" in my music career and the next projects I put out will be like my "medicine" or "definitive care" in the operating room [the studio]."
Athletic Mic League "Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat" 1998. LTP
Athletic Mic League "Beatdown" 12". LTP
Athletic Mic League "The Thrill is Gone" 2001. LTP
Athletic Mic League "Lyrictricity 12" feat. OneBeLo 2001. LTP
Athletic Mic League "Feel Good"12" 2001.LTP
Athletic Mic League "Feel Good" EP 2002. LTP
Athletic Mic League "Sweats & Kicks" LP
feat. Magestik Legend, Invincible, OneBeLo 2002. LTP
Athletic Mic League "Got 'Em Sayin' feat. Invincible / The Declaration" 12" .LTP 2002
S.U.N " The Art of S.U.N" LP 2002.
feat. Juice, O-Type Star etc. Black Soul On Vinyl.
The Detroit Experiment "The Way We Make Music" Ropeadope Records. 2003
Detroit Soul "Real Soul Music From The Motor City" features "The Loveliest" off of "Sweats & Kicks" LP Unisex. 2004
Athletic Mic League " Jungle Gym Jungle" LP 2004. LTP
Barak Records ( Phat Kat, Dwele, Slum Village, Black Milk, Young RJ)
Athletic Mic League "Whatchuknow / Xoom / Feel It! / RU?" 12" LTP.2004
Athletic Mic League "Isolation" EP LTP. 2005
DJ Cam "My Playlist " features Athletic Mic League "R.U?" off "Jungle Gym Jungle" LP Wagram 2005
S.U.N "Universes" LP 2005.
feat. Athletic Mic League. Black Soul On Vinyl.
Now On "Eye Level" LP 2006.
feat. Phat Kat(Look Records), Speech of Arrested Development, Invincible, Mello, Illite of Subterraneous, and Athletic Mic League. A Side Worldwide/LTP.
Illite & Octane "Forgotten Chosen" LP 2006
feat. Elzhi of Slum Village, OneBeLo, Decompoze of Subterraneous. Subterraneous Records.
Decompoze "Decompostion" LP. 2007
feat. Elzhi, JUICE, Invincible, Buff 1, OneBeLo, and Subterraneous. LA Underground.
Buff 1 "Pure" LP 2007
feat. Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Mr. Porter (D12, Dr. Dre, Xzibit), Invincible (Bling47), Miz Korona (8 Mile, Silent Riot), Elzhi (Slum Village), Monica Blaire(Silent Riot), Waajeed(PPP, Bling47). A Side Worldwide/LTP.
Buff 1 "Pretty Baby" 12" single off "Pure" LP 2007
Now On "I'm Sayin' Remix feat. Aloe Blacc (Stones Throws) off "The Willows" EP 2007
One Be Lo "R.E.B.I.R.T.H" LP 2007
Fat Beats/ Subterraneous Records.
Metro "Hands In Motion" EP Athletic Mic League "Hard Work" Asfalt Records.2008
Invinicible "ShapeShifters" LP 2008
Buff 1 "There's Only One" LP 2008
A-Side Worldwide/Fat Beats.
Now On "Tommorrow Already" LP 2008
14KT "The Golden Hour Soundtrack" 2008