Congratulations to Canadian born producer 14KT, who won first place on the Detroit stop of the Red Bull Big Tune competition at the Majestic Theatre last Thursday night, July 30th. Coming in second was Detroit producer Frank Dukes. Both will now advance to the national championship in New York City this December. “I’ve never won anything before,” said 14KT. “The crowd support was amazing. Repping Detroit is a huge deal to me.”

In addition to the battle of the beat makers, Vitamin D, Jake One and Jonathan Moore -- the creators of the competition -- hosted a music workshop for a group of young musicians from Detroit’s Youthville Center on Wednesday afternoon, July 29th. The crew demonstrated the art of creating beats (utilizing some of their own created for hits by De La Soul, among others), the important role past musicians have played in shaping today’s music, and discussed tips for “making it” in the music industry.

Vitamin D: Co-founder of the event.

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