Ypsilanti, Mich. native 14KT has now brought his excellent new solo effort, A Friendly Game of KT, to vinyl after recently linking with the folks at underground hip-hop label Mello Music Group. The album serves as the gifted rapper-producer's first release since last June's sample-flipping, raw-as-hell 14KillaTape.
While he remains on the solo tip for a majority of this new release, KT reached out to Portland soul-funk artist Tony Ozier to fully flesh out Friendly Game closing track "Width." With a gorgeous blend of keys, drums, and bass flowing in the background, we hear fittingly minimalist repeated vocals of "When can they measure the width of our love? Never a time/ Never a time/ Never a time."
Those words become a mantra of sorts for the song's video, which KT compiled himself using a slew of footage shot on his cell phone. The visuals center on the idea of family, love, and spirituality, three essential components to KT's life that he portrays wonderfully here. His statement on the video is as follows:
"As an artist, you can easily get caught up in an endless menu of distractions in life.Having to please people, facing criticism on your creativity, pressures of living up to your potential, pleasing others, image, all the things that can create fear in our lives. However, when you put your thoughts on the things/people you truly love, LOVE will conquer fear."