Killer Mike gives details on three upcoming projects.
Killer MikeÂ released his R.A.P. Music album last year, and is already gearing up for not one, but threeÂ moreÂ releases. One will be a follow-up to the just mentioned R.A.P. Music. The rapper also hasÂ plans on dropping the fourthÂ installmentÂ in hisÂ I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind album series, and finally, he's working onÂ The Elegant Elephant.
While talking to XXL Killer Mike spoke on each project. First he describedÂ I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind IV,Â which will have production from Harry Fraud and El-P.Â â[I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind IV] is gonna be whatÂ PledgeÂ is â motivation music. Anybody whoâs listened toÂ PledgeÂ knows that,âÂ MikeÂ said. âIâm motivated to lose a little weight, so hopefully Iâll be smaller whenÂ Pledge IVÂ comes out. TheÂ PledgeÂ series has always been about setting goals; itâs been about dope music, but theyâve become almost like research papers with thesis statements. When startedÂ PL3DGEÂ with âSo Gloriousâ â you know, âMy story is so glorious/Fat fly boy, young Notoriousâ â it was just my whole description of what I had been through, andÂ Pledge IIÂ started with this speech that people loveâ¦andÂ Pledge IÂ was about leaving Purple Ribbon and leaving a major label and becoming this new thing on my own, soÂ PledgeÂ has always been about defining who I am at that moment and where me and my supporters can go togetherâ¦Pledge IVÂ isÂ gonna be more of that over bigger, deffer beats. Harry Fraud is gonna be on that, El-P is gonna be on that.â
Mike Bigga is planning to drop the Pledge IV in 2014, as well asÂ R.A.P. Music II once againÂ with collaborative producer El-P.Â Killer Mike remained more tight-lipped when discussingÂ the latter album andÂ The Elegant Elephant. He sharedÂ his plans for the creative processÂ of R.A.P. Music,Â âForÂ R.A.P. Music II, me and El are gonna do shrooms, smoke weed and go back in a do it againâ he said.Â
As for the long-awaited TheÂ Elegant Elephant, the Atlanta native says,Â âForÂ The ElegantElephant, that is my Moby Dick. Iâm the captain of a ship on a fuckinâ boat chasing that whale. Iâm supposed to evolve into whateverÂ The ElegantElephantÂ is going to be, and I canât honestly tell you the sound, except for itâs going to be musical and itâs going to be big and itâs gonna be soulfulâ¦[but] Iâll definitely haveÂ R.A.P. Music IIÂ andÂ Pledge IVÂ finished and ready for 2014.â