Killer Mike, who introduced presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at an Atlanta rally in November, has posted a full conversation with the Democratic nominee on his YouTube page. The conversation has been broken up into six videos, which can be viewed below, via Mike’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
The conversation, which took place Mike’s barber shop in Atlanta during Sanders’ November trip there, is about a variety of subjects, such as: what socialism means to the black community (Bernie: “To be truly free, you need economic rights”), the meaning of social justice, why Sanders got into politics, why people vote against their best interests, why Sanders is—according to Mike—the only politician who wants a smarter electorate, the importance of forming political coalitions (which Sanders responded to by fist bumping Mike), Donald Trump’s fascist tendencies, the astonishing percentage of black men in jail, the hypocrisy of marijuana laws, and the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. Bernie also joked about growing up “400 years ago.”
Watch the full conversation between Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders after the jump.
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the 2016 Presidential race, please allow rapper Killer Mike to fill you in. Tonight, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was introduced by Killer Mike — mind you, while wearing a Run the Jewels sweatshirt — at a rally in Atlanta. During his speech, Killer Mike mentioned Dr. Martin Luther King, and said he doesn’t want to relive the Reagan era while also referencing his awesome R.A.P. Music song “Untitled.” “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” he said. In addition, he told the crowd to “stay confronting bullshit wherever you turn.” Educate yourselves and watch the powerful Killer Mike speech in its entirety after the jump.
When up-and-coming Cali rapper Glasses Malone released his track “Thuggin'” earlier this year, the song featured a star-studded guest spot from Kendrick Lamar himself. Today, the track’s lyric video was released, and as an added bonus, the song now has a guest verse from the one and only Killer Mike. Listen after the jump.
Good news for rap fans: there will be a Run the Jewels 3, unfortunately not in 2015. After teasing the new project El-P shares the official visuals for their Run the Jewels 2 track “Early.” Check it out after the jump.
Hot off releasing one of the dopest albums of 2014 (and iHipHop’s best hip-hop album of 2014,) Killer Mike and El-P return to 2015 with the visuals for “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” It’s pretty devilish as the two rappers are warped throughout the video. Peep the visuals for Run the Jewels’ “Lie, Cheat, Steal” after the jump.
The wait is finally over. After weeks of sharing individual bricks (verses) from 36 total rappers, Noisey is now sharing the full version of their epic 42-minute The Rap Monument project. The entire project is produced by everyone’s super producer Hudson Mohawke and features Pusha T, Bryant Dope, Go Dreamer, RetcH, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Danny Brown, Mayhem Lauren, Raekwon, Vado, Kilo Kish, Flatbush Zombies, Renegade El Rey, Rockie Fresh, Pill, Bodega BAMZ, Remy Banks, Killer Mike, Del Harris, YG, CyHi The Prynce, Young Thug, A$ton Matthews, Prodigy, SL Jones, Nigel Nasty, Bobby Creekwater, Action Bronson, Heems, Mike G, Yak Ballz, Zebra Katz, Two-9, Alexander Spit, ScottyATL, and Da$H. Grab some popcorn, a drink or two, and peep the 42-minute epic after the jump!
Last night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri came to a sudden halt when they decided to not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed after an encounter with police. Protesters in Ferguson and across the country expressed outrage at the decision. It was soon after the saddening decision that Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) performed in St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson. Killer Mike, who is noted for his outspoken views toward law enforcement, delivered an emotional speech in which he blasted the country’s “war machine,” offered support to Brown’s family and the protesters, and even expressed fear for his own two sons. Watch the full video after the jump.
With the release and success of their second Run the Jewels album, Killer Mike and El-P continue having fun with the visuals for their single “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1” which depicts the two antiheroes as a pair of naughty EMTs. The two spend most of their time speeding, getting high, and being all around lazy and carefree. Watch the video for “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1” after the jump.
With Killer Mike and El-P’s Run the Jewels officially celebrating the release of their second studio album (Last week, they surprised fans by sharing it early as a free download and stream) they decided to share “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2”, the album’s iTunes bonus track which features Despot and Ratking’s Wiki. Listen to it after the jump.
After dropping two tracks from their forthcoming PRhyme collaborative project, Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier go ahead and share the artwork (above) and tracklist. Needless to say it looks like it’ll be a solid project overall based on what we are seeing here. Nine total tracks with Preem handling production and a slew of awesome, awesome guest spots. Everything from Ab-Soul to Jay Electronica to Schoolboy Q to Killer Mike, there is something here for everyone. PRhyme will be out December 9th. Peep the tracklist for PRhyme after the jump!
El-P and Killer Mike are slated to drop their anticipated Run the Jewels sequel RTJ2 on October 27th and having already shared solid cuts like “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1” and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” the duo return to share “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fu*k)” featuring outspoken Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha. Listen after the jump.