Killer Mike News

  • 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.
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour Dates
    Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour Dates
    Jun 23, 2014 at 02:43pm
    Back in November the duo of Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels announced they were working on a new collaborative album, Run The Jewels 2. While we anticipate the new project, they've announced a second run for their "Run The Jewels" tour.
  • T.I. Confronts Real Housewives Of Atlanta Star For Calling Him A Snitch
    T.I. Confronts Real Housewives Of Atlanta Star For Calling Him A Snitch
    May 9, 2014 at 03:55pm
    "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" star Apollo Nida has attracted some heat from T.I. after taking to Twitter to accuse the rapper of snitching. Apparently Nida, who is currently involved in a wire and bank deal fraud case, got some heat for accepting a plea deal that would make him an informant for the FBI, and he responded by comparing his actions to those of Michael Vick and T.I. in past legal cases.
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels 2"
    Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels 2"
    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:09pm
    We've been hearing rumors of a potential sequel to Killer Mike and El-P's excellent collaborative album Run The Jewels, and the latter has now confirmed them to be true. We're hyped, to say the least.  Although that's all the information we have for now, the new project will assumedly drop in the new year.  Who's looking forward to this? You can stream and/or download the original Run The Jewels album below. RTJ2 2014.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 27-July 3rd)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 27-July 3rd)
    Jul 5, 2013 at 05:13pm
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter.  Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Tyler, The Creator, 50 Cent, Lil B and more!
  • El-P Says Ice Cube's "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" Inspired His Work With Killer Mike
    El-P Says Ice Cube's "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" Inspired His Work With Killer Mike
    May 19, 2013 at 08:05pm
    El-P is somewhat of a legend in the underground hip hop game. The Brooklyn rapper/producer co-founded Def Jux in 1999, and has contributed beats and verses to plenty of well-respected releases, including Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein, Cage's Hell's Winter, and his own group, Company Flow's Funcrusher. More recently, apart from his solo material, El has teamed up with artists like Mr.
  • Killer Mike Says He Thinks That New White Rappers Brought "Self-Pity" To Hip-Hop
    Killer Mike Says He Thinks That New White Rappers Brought "Self-Pity" To Hip-Hop
    May 10, 2013 at 12:42pm
    Recently we've heard opinions from OG rapper Scarface, as well as new-comer Iggy Azalea on old White men running the music/hip-hop industry.
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour
    Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour
    Apr 29, 2013 at 04:03pm
    Killer Mike And El-P released two of the more interesting rap projects of last year. The two frequent collaborators have now decided to put out music as a unit, going by the title "Run The Jewels". On top of putting out a free release on Fool's Gold later this year, the two will head out on tour, along with Despot and former Das Racist (R.I.P.) emcee Kool AD. 
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce New Collaborative Album As Rap Duo "Run The Jewels"
    Killer Mike & El-P Announce New Collaborative Album As Rap Duo "Run The Jewels"
    Apr 10, 2013 at 11:06am
    Killer Mike and producer El-P have previously worked together on Mike's R.A.P. Music album, but now the duo are officially joining forces as a rap group called Run The Jewels.
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