With a new album on the way, Killer Mike certainly isn’t holding back. The legendary Atlanta rapper, who also serves as one-half of Run The Jewels, has been revving up for the release of Michael, his first solo album since R.A.P. Music. He revealed new information regarding the project including some of the features. Killer Mike tapped Dave Chappelle, Lil Wayne, and more for the project. Additionally, expect to catch former Dungeon Family members, Future and Andre 3000, on the song, “Scientists & Engineers” alongside Killer Mike.
A snippet of the upcoming collaboration surfaced this week from a recent listening party. Killer Mike debuted the project in its entirety during the session on Monday, April 17th. “Scientists & Engineers” is a gospel-influenced record with Andre and Future. A soulful choir holds down the hook on “Scientists & Engineers” while Future dives into the emotional banger. “Standin’ in the rain, washing off my sins/ The streets ain’t the same,” he raps. Already, the song sounds like it’ll be an immediate highlight that ties together Killer Mike’s storied career. Considering the recent listening parties, it seems like this project could be coming sometime soon.
Killer Mike Taps Heavy-Hitters For “Michael”
In addition to Future and Andre 3000, it’s rumored that another feature on the project comes from Young Thug, who reportedly listed Killer Mike on his witness list in the YSL RICO case. Mike previously released the single, “Talkin’ That Sh*t,” produced by DJ Paul and TWhy Exclusive, which will land on the official tracklist for the project. Michael will include 14 songs in total, though he hasn’t unveiled the credits yet. “My life truly is a testimony for what happens when you show up and keep believing something is calling you to do better for yourself,” said Killer Mike during SXSW. “I don’t know what’s after this life, but I will treasure this night for the rest of my life.”
Besides his upcoming solo effort, Killer Mike and El-P have some big plans to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Run The Jewels. Along with a fifth album in the works, they announced their upcoming tour, which will hit Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, and Los Angeles. They will perform four shows in each city. Each night will include the two “performing a different set… spanning the band’s full discography, bolstered by a plethora of special guests and surprises along the way.”