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At a glance:Killer Mike is a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor who is making waves in the political arena for his gripping commentary on ongoing social issues confronting America.
Michael Render aka Killer Mike – a nickname he received for ‘killing the microphone’ – is a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor who is making waves in the political arena for his gripping commentary on ongoing social issues confronting America. Media outlets such as CNN, Huffington Post, FOX Business News, and Pitchfork are catching on to his ability to connect with audiences through his intelligent, thoughtful discussion.
Killer Mike is looking to spark dialogue on college campuses across the nation on community building, race relations, and the landscape after Ferguson.
Mike made his debut on the track “Snappin’ and Trappin'”, from OutKast’s 2000 album Stankonia, and he later appeared on Grammy-winning song “The Whole World”, also by OutKast. In December 2008, Mike confirmed that he signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. In 2012, he released R.A.P. Music. The album was produced by rapper-producer El-P. In 2013, Killer Mike and EI-P formed Run the Jewels and released their self-titled debut via Fool’s Gold Records. “Run the Jewels 2” was released in October 2014 to rave reviews with Rolling Stone naming it “Best Rap Album of 2014.”
Race Relations in the USKiller Mike explores a wide range of topics including music, misogyny, community activism, cultural appropriation, social media, and police brutality.
by The Guardian