On November 18, 2010, the Red Bull Big Tune Finals took place in Chicago, Illinois. The beat battle, judged by DJ Premier, Just Blaze and others sees the winner receiving studio time with their choice from an expansive roster of A-list emcees in Red Bull’s Santa Monica, California studios.

A native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 14KT is known by listeners of underground Hip Hop for his work with Athletic Mic League, a veteran outfit that included would-be Stones Throw Records Soul sensation Mayer Hawthorne and Crowne Royale emcee Buff1. In 2004, the group released Jungle Gym Jungle after studying under onetime Slum Village producer RJ Rice.

On his own, 14KT also released the instrumental Hip Hop album, The Golden Hour in 2008.