Killer Mike News

  • Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels
    Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels
    Aug 24, 2015 at 05:50pm
    Although they're still in the process of rolling out one of the more unique projects ever attempted, Meow The Jewels, Killer Mike and El-P are also currently at work on RTJ3. As last year's RTJ2 showed with appearances by Gangsta Boo, Travis Barker and Zach De La Rocha, these two guys are friends with some awesome people, and it looks like they'll be capitalizing on that again for the follow-up. 
  • 5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
    5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
    Jul 14, 2015 at 02:52pm
    Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
  • Killer Mike On Charleston Massacre: "I Wish Those Folks Had Been Armed"
    Killer Mike On Charleston Massacre: "I Wish Those Folks Had Been Armed"
    Jun 18, 2015 at 04:48pm
    The massacre of nine black Americans at a Charleston church Wednesday night left America stunned and heartbroken. Killer Mike took to Twitter to air his grievances regarding the tragedy -- chiefly, that if the churchgoers had been armed, less would have likely died. "What happened in Charleston is an act of terror committed by a terrorist. Simple & plain. I wish those folks in that church had been armed," he wrote. 
  • Killer Mike Asks Fans To Vote For Him In Atlanta Election
    Killer Mike Asks Fans To Vote For Him In Atlanta Election
    Jun 15, 2015 at 07:01pm
    Listening to Killer Mike talk, or rap, for one minute should be enough to convince you he's a born political leader. While he's always been very vocal about his views, Mike has never attempted to enter politics, but it seems the day has finally come. Posting on Instagram today, the rapper asked fans in Atlanta to go to the polls and write his given name (Michael Render) on the ballet to replace former state rep Tyrone Brooks. 
  • 140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 16 - 22)
    140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 16 - 22)
    May 22, 2015 at 03:34pm
    After a big first quarter, May has been kind of a slump month for releases, as there's tons of noteworthy projects planned for this summer, but the last few weeks have mostly been dominated by singles, videos and news. However, we did get great new tapes from Gucci Mane, Fredo Santana, King Louie and Remy Banks this week, some crazy visuals from A$AP Rocky and some big singles from 50 Cent and Gunplay. 
  • Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul
    Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul
    May 19, 2015 at 08:09pm
    What started out as a joke is now becoming all too real. The Run The Jewels remix album-- which has now been crowd-funded for charity --will be compiled of cat sounds exclusively (except for the vocals, of course), and there are some big names on board to get the project going.Yesterday, El-P confirmed that legendary producers Just Blaze and DJ Prince Paul would be contributing mixes to the project, as well as sharing a clip from an upcoming mix from Dan The Automator.
  • Killer Mike Pens Op-Ed On Baltimore & Freddie Gray
    Killer Mike Pens Op-Ed On Baltimore & Freddie Gray
    May 1, 2015 at 04:28pm
    As far as political minds in hip hop go, Killer Mike is one of the all-time greats. He's spoken his mind on current events both in his music and online, and now he's followed The Game's lead and written an editorial about Freddie Gray's murder and the ensuing protests in Baltimore.
  • Rap Industry Recap: April
    Rap Industry Recap: April
    May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
  • Killer Mike Had Dinner At The White House & He Documented It All On Social Media
    Killer Mike Had Dinner At The White House & He Documented It All On Social Media
    Apr 26, 2015 at 04:41pm
    Killer Mike was lucky enough to attend the very exclusive White House Correspondents Dinner last night, getting invite through The Huffington Post. There's probably no rapper who deserves a trip to the government building more than the Southern half of Run The Jewels, and he made the most of the opportunity by documenting the whole night on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Killer Mike Delivers Lecture At MIT On Independent Record Labels, Police Violence, White Rappers, And More
    Killer Mike Delivers Lecture At MIT On Independent Record Labels, Police Violence, White Rappers, And More
    Apr 25, 2015 at 09:08pm
    As a part of the second installment of MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike spent two and a half hours Friday fielded questions from MIT students and faculty, touching on a wide range of topics from independent record labels to police violence to white rappers to the No Child Left Behind Act. Mike had well-chosen but harsh words for the major label system, comparing it to "sharecropping." "We have been used and abused and we know that," he said.
  • Killer Mike To Speak On Race Relations At MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series
    Killer Mike To Speak On Race Relations At MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series
    Apr 19, 2015 at 07:57pm
    As a part of MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike will deliver a lecture at the school this upcoming Friday about race relations in the United States and address how current and future technologies could impact race relation issues. Topics such as Ferguson, the SAE incident in Oklahoma, and white privilege and black empowerment will be included. His lecture will be the second in the Series -- Young Guru lectured on design and technology last March. 
  • Killer Mike Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's "Hood Politics" Shout-Out
    Killer Mike Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's "Hood Politics" Shout-Out
    Apr 7, 2015 at 02:23pm
    There was certainly a lot to process on the first listen of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, but one very immediate lines came in "Hood Politics," where K-Dot rapped "Critics want to mention that they miss when Hip-Hop was rappin’/ Motherfucker if you did, then Killer Mike’d be platinum”.
  • Run The Jewels Featured On The Cover Of Two New Marvel Comics
    Run The Jewels Featured On The Cover Of Two New Marvel Comics
    Jan 16, 2015 at 02:24pm
    Over the last couple of months, we've seen hip hop invade a couple of Marvel comics covers, first with Rae Sremmurd making their way into Captain America, and then Birdman boolin' in the bondo with the Kingpin for Spider-Man.
  • Running The Jewels & The Game: An Argument For Killer Mike As The Top MC Of The Past Three Years
    Running The Jewels & The Game: An Argument For Killer Mike As The Top MC Of The Past Three Years
    Jan 15, 2015 at 04:18pm
    Ask most Hip-Hop fans who’s been running the rap game the past three years, and the answers would mostly be the same; Kendrick Lamar…Drake…maybe some J. Cole. Even with somewhat of an agreement, there’s no science to this. There’s no exact formula of determining who is on top. Is it record sales? Some would say that, and that would justify the belief that Kendrick, Drake, or Cole are on top of the game. Using that logic however would leave justification of our culture up to whoever is buying music…whoever.
  • Logic Gives His Opinion On Online Activism
    Logic Gives His Opinion On Online Activism
    Jan 2, 2015 at 12:21pm
    In an age when rappers seem more focused than ever on the prevailing trends, sounds and news stories of the day, Logic goes against the grain. For starters, his music is intensely personal, focusing almost solely on his daily struggles and come-up, and largely not relying on collaborators to elevate his status. This carries through to his online presence; Logic's Twitter and Facebook pages rarely contain rants or fiercely opinionated posts.
  • Hip-Hop Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case
    Hip-Hop Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case
    Dec 3, 2014 at 06:02pm
    Following the recent decision of a grand jury in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, another verdict has been passed that's got many Americans' heads spinning.
  • Run The Jewels Confirm There Will Be "Run The Jewels 3"
    Run The Jewels Confirm There Will Be "Run The Jewels 3"
    Nov 4, 2014 at 03:03pm
    The duo of Killer Mike and El-P may have just released their second project as Run The Jewels, the self-titled Run The Jewels 2, but they're already set their sights on a third instalment, something fans of the duo definitely won't take issue with.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 31)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 31)
    Oct 31, 2014 at 02:25pm
     This week, it dropped:
  • Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
    Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
    Oct 30, 2014 at 06:10pm
    El-P was first brought to Killer Mike's studio to commission a beat, or two, for Mike’s R.A.P.
  • Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour Dates For "RTJ2"
    Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour Dates For "RTJ2"
    Oct 29, 2014 at 04:36pm
    After giving away RTJ2 for free (but you can still support them on iTunes here), Run The Jewels are prepared to take their second album on the road for a slew of tour dates, where they'll be joined by special guest RatKing.
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