World Famous Beat Junkie and Stones Throw affiliate, J. Rocc, teamed up with Madlib collaborator and one of Oxnard’s finest, MED, for their group AXEL F. Their joint “Sofa Set” EP is currently out now via Bang Ya Head Entertainment and is the precursor to their upcoming full length album dropping later this year.
Recently AXEL F. joined the band Balance and the Traveling Sounds (BTS) at Backside Records in Burbank, CA to record, film and perform the lead single from the “Sofa Set” EP for the song “Sofa Coins.” With MED on vocals, J. Rocc on the turntables and Balance and the Traveling Sounds re-creating J. Rocc’s original production, the combination resulted in an overall stellar experience.
Michigan producer, 14KT, officially released his album “Nickel & Dimed” today via Mello Music Group. The album features brand new instrumentals alongside bonus vocal tracks featuring Blu, Black Milk, MED, Kokane and others.
Today, enjoy the animated music video for the lead song “Five & Ten” featuring a rare verse from KT himself. As KT notes:
“This is one of the few times that I’ve written most of the verse in my head. I was reading ECCLESIASTES 2:17-23 and that scripture was right in alignment with how I felt as an artist at the time. I wrote this off of the frustration of releasing instrumental projects in my profession. I’ve been approached/treated MANY times in very unprofessional and disrespectful ways. I wanted to be a …
Michigan producer 14KT releases his newest album today, “Nickel & Dimed.” Off-kilter drum programming, spacey synths, an incomparable ear for sample flips, and KT’s signature boombap are the foundation of this unique concept album. The golden one starts the album off with a rhyme of his own, laying out his frustration with people who simply jack, pilfer, and plunder his beats for their own. KT doesn’t linger though, as he quickly gets right back in the saddle and delivers 14 inspired instrumentals. But, before anyone can jump on the tracks, KT called up some of his favorite artists to lay verses over those same instrumentals. These are some heavyweight tracks, including Blu in razor …
On September 3rd, 14KT releases his fifth album titled “Nickel & Dimed” via Mello Music Group. In a label with so many talented artists, 14KT stands out with his boombap beats that’s been graced by some of the biggest hip hop names in the indie scene, yet many are unknown from this veteran musician. Well URB had a chance to chat with the musician, see what’s going on in his head and find out who is 14KT.
Michigan producer, 14KT, continues to pump his upcoming “Nickel & Dimed” album dropping on September 3rd via Mello Music Group. The primarily instrumental album contains 14 new instrumentals but also features 7 vocal tracks featuring Blu, Black Milk, MED and others.
Today, enjoy the “Lincoln Lux (Test Drive EP)” which further provides fans some insight into the upcoming album, featuring 3 instrumentals from “Nickel & Dimed” as well as 1 extra bonus non-album instrumental entitled “No Sleep (The Sound of Stress).”