Damn, today’s shaping up to be a good day. We’ve already seen a rare Andre 3000 verse, Skyzoo’s The Great Debater is on its way later in the day and flying in under-the-radar in the early hours of this morning, we have a 14KT beat tape. And not just any beat tape. This is the 14KillaTape. Built for the beat battle circuit, the man himself describes it as “that raw ish. Slaps. Face Twisters. Hard beats.” Or to put it another way, “beats that I would have HATED if my opponent played them against me.” Considering 14KT’s proven skill, that’s a ringing endorsement. I’ve only just begun to dig into this, but the twisted, neckbreaking “Adrenaline,” angelic, yet hard-hitting “Choir Robed Up” and soulful, snapping “You. Me.” are a hell of a way to kick things off.
To download the tape, and read a few words from 14KT about the making of each beat, go the A-Side site.