Killer Mike

Killer Mike

 

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Michael Render (born April 20, 1975), better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American rapper, actor, and activist. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, which he launched through the SMC and Fontana Distribution. Mike made his debut on "Snappin' and Trappin'" from OutKast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and later appeared on the Grammy-winning song "The Whole World", a single from Outkast's greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present...Outkast. He has since released five full-length albums as a solo artist.

In December 2008, Mike confirmed he signed to fellow Atlanta-based rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. In 2012, he released R.A.P. Music, produced entirely by American rapper/producer El-P. Killer Mike and El-P subsequently formed a duo in 2013, branding themselves Run the Jewels; the duo was signed to Fool's Gold Records and released their self-titled debut in June of that year.

Killer Mike is also known as a social and political activist, focusing on subjects including social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. In addition to addressing themes of racism and police brutality in his music, he has also delivered several lectures at colleges and universities, written about social justice topics for publications such as Billboard, and been the subject of televised and published interviews regarding police misconduct and race relations. He was a visible and vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders during his 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and refused to support Hillary Clinton after Sanders left the race.

Killer Mike has been featured in the films 20 Funerals, Idlewild, and ATL.

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Outkast
 
 
Run the Jewels
 
ATL
 
ATL is a 2006 American comedy-drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson.
R.A.P. Music
 
R.A.P. Music is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Killer Mike.

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Popular Albums13

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Popular Songs13

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Musical Groups2

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

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Other Music-Related Relationships5

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Joy Reid owns Killer Mike on Instagram so hard he deletes his comment
  –  April 9, 2018
Killer Mike has been followed by controversy ever since he filmed ... Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas ...
Common, Chuck D, Killer Mike, Jermaine Dupri and More Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
  –  April 4, 2018
Of course, music has long been connected to the legacy of Dr. King ... I Get to Arizona") to their involvement in various celebrations honoring his legacy. Killer Mike, who like King, is also from Atlanta, has long been adamant about keeping his legacy ...
Nas on Netflix docuseries 'Rapture,' Killer Mike and why hip-hop's mainstream appeal won't be enough to kill the genre
  –  April 3, 2018
"I hold [Killer Mike] up really high when it comes to people who rap," Nas ... Jenkins, who directed Nas' episode, is chief creative officer of Mass Appeal and a veteran of the publishing, music and television industries. The longtime hip-hop chronicler ...
411 Music Fact or Fiction: Is Killer Mike Entitled To His Views On Guns?
  –  March 31, 2018
Welcome to the 411 Music Fact or Fiction! You have zero interest in the Spice Girls’ animated superhero movie. Joseph Lee: FACT – I didn’t care about the Spice Girls when they were big and I was basically all hormones then. So no, I’m not ...
411 Music Fact or Fiction: Is Killer Mike Entitled To His Views On Guns?
  –  March 31, 2018
Welcome to the 411 Music Fact or Fiction! You have zero interest in the Spice Girls’ animated superhero movie. Joseph Lee: FACT – I didn’t care about the Spice Girls when they were big and I was basically all hormones then. So no, I’m not ...
What We Learned From Killer Mike's NRA TV Appearance
  –  March 28, 2018
Killer Mike, a brother who has grown from simply being a music artist into something of a hood political pundit, got played by the NRA over the weekend and recently apologized for it. While sitting down for an interview with the National Rifle Association ...
Run The Jewels Respond to Killer Mike's NRA Video Backlash
  –  March 26, 2018
When Run The Jewel’s Killer Mike spoke out in favor of gun ownership Saturday ... but our common ground gets translated into run the jewels music for you.” The producer went on to praise the activism propelled by the students of Marjory Stoneman ...
Did Killer Mike fall for the NRA hustle by doing video appearance?
  –  March 26, 2018
There’s a lot to love about Killer Mike. He’s a dope rapper, doting husband and father, small business owner, social and political activist, and he has consistently spit out smart, high-quality music. A few years ago, I even went so far as to write an ...
Run the Jewels' El-P Defends Killer Mike, March For Our Lives
  –  March 26, 2018
It's what sets him apart in his music and his life. He stands up when others can't ... So while I'm bummed at the way this unfolded, I will always fuck with him." Killer Mike responded to El-P's support on Twitter, "I am so humbled to be your friend ...
Killer Mike Apologizes For Interview With NRA, Claims It Was Misused
  –  March 26, 2018
Since the release of his 2012 breakout solo album R.A.P. Music — for which Meline produced the majority of beats, the beginning of their successful collaboration — Killer Mike has become known for his political engagement, including vociferous support ...
Killer Mike defends right to bear arms in NRA TV segment
  –  March 25, 2018
Killer Mike appeared in an NRA TV interview that was released on ... The Run The Jewels rapper is one of music's most vocal critics of American politics and not only raps about the political sphere, but has been a heavy activist. Mike sided with democratic ...
Watch Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Defend Gun Ownership (and Also Bullying) on NRA TV
  –  March 25, 2018
Killer Mike, who was a fixture in Bernie Sanders’ presidential ... A black teenager got shot by an armed white man in a gas station because he had played his music loud. Where were you then? My Opinions on Black Gun Ownership are based on the brutal ...
Rapper Killer Mike Accuses Anti-Gun Protestors of Racial Hypocrisy on NRA-TV (Video)
  –  March 24, 2018
Pro-Second Amendment rapper Killer Mike accused anti-gun protestors of racial hypocrisy ... A black teenager got shot by an armed white man in a gas station because… he had played his music loud. Where were you then? Where?” he asked.

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