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Killer Mike Is ‘Optimistic’ About the Future Following Protests

As the protests for Black Lives Matter continue, Killer Mike says that he is optimistic about the future due to people's actions. "Instead…
SPIN Staff / July 17, 2020

Killer Mike Is ‘Mad as Hell’ and ‘Saddened Beyond Consolation’ Over Rayshard Brooks’ Killing

Killer Mike has been quite vocal following the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis police officers last month, and on Saturday the…
Katrina Nattress / June 14, 2020

Bill Maher Tells Killer Mike to Run for Office on Real Time

It's been a busy week for Killer Mike. Last Friday, he delivered a moving speech directed at protestors in Atlanta and popped up to chime…
Daniel Kohn / June 5, 2020

Run the Jewels’ RTJ4 Is Driving Music for a Cop Car on Fire

Run the Jewels don’t make a reviewer’s job easy because everything that’s great about them is the stuff we’re supposed to ignore to get to…
Dan Weiss / June 5, 2020

Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, 2Pac Song Streams See Huge Growth

Streams of protest songs both old and new have had a huge jump in streaming numbers this week. As protests continue to take…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2020

Killer Mike Criticizes Drew Brees’ Comments on Kneeling: ‘Now, You Bear the Brunt of It’

On Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was heavily criticized in an interview with Yahoo Finance where he said he was opposed to any…
SPIN Staff / June 4, 2020

Run the Jewels Drop RTJ4 2 Days Early

Run the Jewels have dropped RTJ4 two days early and it is now available for streaming and to download. Earlier in the week, El-P said…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2020

Killer Mike on How White People Can Help: ‘It Is Being a Part of Fixing It Always’

Last Friday, Killer Mike delivered a powerful, poignant speech directed at protestors in Atlanta. And on Monday night, he went on the Late Show With Stephen…
Daniel Kohn / June 3, 2020

Run the Jewels Share Powerful ‘A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation)’

Following Killer Mike's impassioned speech and offering up their upcoming album, RTJ4, for free to anyone who needs it, El-P shared Run The Jewel's album…
Emily Tan / June 1, 2020

Killer Mike Tells Atlanta Protestors to ‘Not to Burn Your Own House Down for Anger’ in Emotional Plea

As the protests around the country continued to rage in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, Run the Jewels…
Daniel Kohn / May 30, 2020

Killer Mike Urges ‘Black People and People of Color’ to Embrace Second Amendment in New Op-Ed

Killer Mike has long been a proponent of the second amendment, especially with regard to minority gun ownership. He took things a step further in…
Daniel Kohn / May 28, 2020

El-P Says That New Run the Jewels Album Is Done

El-P made sure that today was indeed a very good Valentine's Day for Run the Jewels fans. In a tweet on Friday morning,…
Daniel Kohn / February 14, 2020

Watch Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike Talk Progressivism in New Interview

Bernie Sanders sat down with his old pal Killer Mike for a conversation about healthcare, education, workers' rights, and more of the progressive issues on which…
Will Gottsegen / August 29, 2019

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Masterfully Meld Past and Present on Bandana

In addition to being one of hip hop’s most influential sample-based producers, Madlib is also among the genre’s most dedicated archivists. There’s a history lesson in…
Will Gottsegen / June 28, 2019

Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Killer Mike, More File Supreme Court Brief Explaining Rap Lyrics

Rappers including Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage, and Meek Mill contributed to an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court today on behalf of Pittsburgh…
Tosten Burks / March 6, 2019
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