Big Ups with 14KT

Name, Location, What You Do:
14KT aka 14KillaTape aka #14 Kendall Tucker, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Producer/DJ/Recording Engineer/Emcee/Entreprenuer.

Musical Influences:
Detroit Music. Michigan music. J Dilla. Black Milk. Just Blaze. DJ Primier. Outkast. Stereolab. Tony Allen. Pete Rock. Swiff D. Psych Rock Records. Dexter Wansel. Jazz records.

Favorite Funk, Soul, Reggae and Jazz Record:
Funk: Johnny Hammond “Gears” LP is good Jazz/Funk Fusion.
Soul: Tied between Stevie Wonder “Innervisions” & “Songs in the key of life”
Jazz: Miles Davis “Blue In Green”

Best Digging Story:
Don’t really have a great digging story, but one that was memorable was when me and Mayer Hawthorne went digging in a hood in in California at a gentlemen’s garage. It was a day or two after Barack Obama got elected president. I came up on a nice stash of some really dope records and the gentleman bought EVERY talking..stacks and stacks of the LA Times newspapers right after Obama got elected and got get a mint copy as well. Historical moment for me.

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.
I got a few favorite mixes.
Asideworldwide family DJ Benny Ben “In the Club and On The Streets” Booty mix.
DJ Jaycee’s “Pizza at Primo’s Vol. 1”.
DJ Houseshoes “King James”
DJ J Rocc’s “Thank You Jay Dee” Mixes…

LP, 12”, or 7” format?
I’m more a fan of LP’s, but 7″ have been creeping up as my favorite as well.
Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:
Apple Chips. Gummy Bears. Ben & Jerry’s “Half Baked” Ice Cream. Old school strawberry Fruit Roll Ups!

Most Memorable Gig Played:
Athletic Mic League “Jungle Gym Jungle” Release party in 2004 in Ann Arbor.

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:
Outkast “ATLiens”

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info
God is GOOD, All the time! Shout out to my crew A-Side Worldwide! Shouts to all the heads that “still buy vinyl” and support Michigan artists. Pick up that “14KillaTape” available now!!

Check out 14KT on MySpace, Last FM, Facebook, and Soundcloud. Don’t sleep on this guy, you will be hearing a lot from him in the future. Check out my review of his 14 Killa Tape.

Keep Diggin’!

2 responses to “Big Ups with 14KT

  1. I dont know much.. but i know you got some taste in music homey..

    good to see people blogging about real music!

    + that is one sick design too mate!

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