Big Boi continues to release visuals from his Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors LP, as he drops the clip for the Killer Mike & Little Dragon-aided track, “Thom Pettie.”
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.
Yesterday we shared the news that Big Boi of OutKast will be joining Phantogram, a duo he discovered via a pop-up ad. The trio, known simply as Big Grams, will be dropping an EP on September 25th via Epic. It'll feature Run the Jewels and Skrillex. And today they're sharing "Fell in the Sun," the first teaser from the project. It's a fine number; there's a funky backdrop with thick drums, and Big Boi rapping like Pimp C, kinda. The hook, sung by Sarah Barthel of Phantogram, is serviceable, but is ultimately missing a lil' something extra to put it over for a win. Overall, this is a decent first showing from Big Grams. But, we're all patiently waiting the arrival of the Run the Jewels cut, which should happen any day now. Peep "Fell in the Sun" after the jump.
Big Boi is teaming up with a group simply known as Phantogram, who Boi allegedly discovered on a pop-up ad. Interesting. The trio of Big Boi and Phantogram (Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel) is slated to release their debut project, an EP, entitled Big Grams. The track list is short, as expected with an EP, but it features two huge acts: Run the Jewels and Skrillex. Polarizing features, I know. But you'll be giving this a shot once it drops on September 25th via Epic. Check out the track listing after the jump, folks.
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.