Killer Mike

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Desi MC Lushlife Reminds Us That Pre-Trump America Was Far From Perfect

With his intense new mixtape, “My Idols are Dead and My Enemies are in Power,” Lushlife brings together Killer Mike, Kool A.D. and 17 others to tackle Islamophobia, mass incarceration, flawed foreign policy and other issues. Proceeds will go to the ACLU.

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READ: Killer Mike on How to Bring More Black People Into Medical Marijuana Boom

State-level marijuana legality reforms often don’t help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.

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Frank Ocean's New Albums Didn't Shake the World, and That's Totally Fine

Despite the anticipation and repeated delays for what became “blond” and “Endless,” does Frank Ocean owe any more than what he delivered?

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Critics Slam NY Post for Shaming, 'Outing' Police-Criticizing Rapper as Firefighter

Despite the Post’s suggestion that Ka was hiding his day job while speaking plainly about the police, he actually wasn’t keeping it a secret.

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Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

Marvel Unleashes 'Black Panther 2,' Run The Jewels-Scored Video

In the video, “Black Panther” writer Ta-Nehisi Coates explains the motivation behind his adaptation of the Marvel superhero’s story.

READ: Killer Mike, Scholars Allege Racist Prosecutorial Misconduct in Louisiana Rapper's Case

The “Run The Jewels” rapper co-wrote a new piece for The Huffington Post that says McKinley “Mac” Phipps’ trial for manslaughter reflects larger criminal justice issues.

Hillary Clinton Wins South Carolina Primary, DNC Vice Chair Quits to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard: “I think it’s most important for us … to recognize the necessity to have a commander in chief who has foresight, who exercises good judgment.”

Killer Mike Claps Back at Ta-Nehisi Coates Over Bernie Sanders Criticism

The rapper and activist tweeted reactions to Coates’ piece in The Atlantic, which criticized Sanders’ position on reparations. 

WATCH: Killer Mike Talks Social Justice With Bernie Sanders

The rapper and the Democratic presidential candidate address economic reform, education and many other topics in this six-part, hour-long conversation. 

Killer Mike Pals Around Atlanta with Bernie Sanders, Delivers Stirring Rally Introduction

“I have said in many a rap, ‘I don’t trust the church or the government, a Democrat, Republican, a pope, a bishop or those other men.’”

ICYMI: Killer Mike on Ferguson: 'Riots Work'

Killer Mike and his Run the Jewels Bandmate El-P spoke to the BBC about the anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing, performing in St. Louis when the verdict to not convict Officer Wilson came down, and the history of riots as political strategy in America

Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders’ presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

Killer Mike Launches Campaign for Georgia State Representative

Even though he didn’t file the right paperwork in time, the rapper’s intent is clear. 

Top 3 Media Takedowns of Rachel Dolezal

“The Daily Show,”” The Nightly Show,”and W. Kamau Bell had some interesting things to say about this most bizzare of episodes. 

Killer Mike Educates Bill Maher On The Peaceful History Of Hip-Hop

Killer Mike has something to say to those who blame the world’s violence on hip-hop.

Killer Mike To Speak At MIT On Race Relations

The rapper continues to address injustice.

Rapper Killer Mike in St. Louis: 'I'm So Afraid' for My Sons

“It is us against the motherfucking machine.”