Killer Mike has change into considerably of a polarizing determine. Many have come to admire the Run The Jewels rapper, who as soon as obtained his begin as an OutKast protege on debut album Monster. Since his arrival to the sport, Mike has definitely grown in proverbial stature, arguably evolving as a lyricist and emcee with each passing 12 months. Not solely that, however Mike has change into more and more politically energetic, having campaigned for Bernie Sanders, appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher, and caught warmth for some divisive NRA-related remark. In that sense, who higher to shake the very basis of Western Society than one Michael Render?
In case you did not know, Mike has teamed up with Netflix to host an authentic collection referred to as Trigger Warning, and as we speak marks the arrival of the official trailer. Throughout the course, Big Mike lets his mischevious nature bubble to the forefront, poking enjoyable in any respect walks of life within the identify of Black excellence. Obviously, there's a component of satire to be discovered all through, a notion that must be evident given the present's title. Yet Mike seems greater than reduce out for the position, with an infectious persona and no-nonsense demeanor.
Throughout the clip, Mike stakes his declare on "New Africa," begins a faith, teaches a toddler about white privilege, refuses to pay an Asian stripper, makes the Crips "marketable," and extra. Check out the trailer, which options an look from RTJ companion El-P, beneath. Trigger Warning hits Netflix on January 18th.
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Bassnectar Drops Rusko Remix & Features On New Collab With Tom Morello, Big Boi, & Killer Mike
It’s a big day for Bassnectar with two huge releases on his plate: a new remix of Rusko’s “High” and a feature on Tom Morello’s new track “Rabbit’s Revenge” with Big Boi and Killer Mike.
First up, Rusko’s sweet and bassy track “High” from his Has Made 5 More Songs EP gets Nectar-fied properly for a brand new remix. Bright, cheerful lyrics which guide the tune are time-stretched and accented in a much more freeform atmosphere, the very one in which Bassnectar thrives. This gem has made its way into recent sets and has been known to leave crowds awestruck at live shows, but it’s just as amazing to listen through your own speakers or headphones from anywhere. “High” is all about that fluttering feeling, but with the lows of the bass is where this remix really hits.
“Rabbit’s Revenge” is overall an interesting composition in that it always feels like it’s just on the cusp of dropping… but never quite creeps over that edge. Rather, Big Boi and Killer Mike carry the track along with their verses while Morello shreds on guitar and Bassnectar backs it all up with percussion and production. It’s interesting to be able to pick out exactly who contributed specific parts of the track, but it ultimately gives a more full vibe.
We definitely expect a VIP of this one from Bassnectar with more complete build/drop production, but for now, this is definitely something we’ll still have on repeat.
Morello’s album The Atlas Underground is out October 12.
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Tom Morello’s forthcoming album The Atlas Underground is the last place we expected to see a feature list like this, but lo and behold, it’s truly a thing a beauty. Collaborators on the project include Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Steve Aoki, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Herobust, Knife Party, Whethan, Vic Mensa, Gary Clark Jr., Portugal. The Man, K. Flay and more.
Two singles from the album have already been unleashed: Morello’s collaboration with Knife Party, “Battle Sirens,” that was debuted at Ultra in 2016, and a new single with Vic Mensa, “We Don’t Need You.”
The Atlas Underground is scheduled for release on October 12 Mom+Pop Music.
The Atlas Underground Track List
1. Battle Sirens ft. Knife Party
2. Rabbit’s Revenge ft. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike
3. Every Step That I Take ft. Portugal. The Man and Whethan
4. We Don’t Need You ft. Vic Mensa
5. Find Another Way ft. Marcus Mumford
6. How Long ft. Steve Aoki and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath
7. Lucky One ft. K.Flay
8. One Nation ft. Pretty Lights
9. Vigilante Nocturno ft. Carl Restivo
10. Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is ft. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi
11. Roadrunner ft. Leikeli47
12. Lead Poisoning ft. GZA, RZA, and Herobust
Killer Mike, E-40 & Janelle Monae Highlight "Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack"
The Sorry To Bother You manuscript has undergone mutations since its inception in 2012, as both concept album and short story published by McSweeney’s. The Coup, and namely frontman Boots Riley, have been steadfastly communist and anti-capitalist for well over twenty years. Riley’s decision to re-adapt his Sorry To Bother You manuscript into a screenplay was met with some political skepticism. But even a staunch anti-capitalist must venture inside without radiation gear, as Riley chose to do by widening the distribution of his film.
Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack isn’t merely a 35-minute communist exposé, but most of the players are known dissidents. Killer Mike who appears on “Monsoon,” is a rightful defender of the 2nd amendment. In the interest of causing real rebellion, the right to bear arms becomes centrifugal, even as The Coup and Killer Mike sit diametrically opposed on U.S. policy.
Janelle Monáe is herself a known dissident for disobeying gender norms as she sees fit. The rest of the integrated pack, helps illuminate Boots Riley’s vision of a surrealist dystopia in Oakland, but truth be told the tech boom and its effect on housing are just as harrowing in real life. Thanks to Riley’s extensive black book, Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack outperforms its modest projections.
Go and see that film folks.
Stream Bobby Sessions' Powerful New EP "RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa"
You may not be too familiar with the name Bobby Sessions just quite yet, but it won’t be too long till you are. The rising Dallas rapper broke out onto the scene earlier this year with songs like “Like Me” & “Pick A Side,” while attracting the attention of Def Jam who quickly signed him to a deal. Now looking to kick off the next chapter in what will inevitably be a long career, Bobby decides to come through today and share a new socially-conscious EP called RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa.
Laced with 9 tracks, the follow up to last year’s Grateful album features guest appearances from ZYAH (twice) and Killer Mike, the latter of which who appears on the song “Black Neighborhood.”
“My RVLTN EP series is about taking the politically incorrect conversations from the barbershop and expressing them through music. The Divided States Of AmeriKKKa highlights the root of race issues in this country. It addresses white supremacy, systematic oppression, as well as introspective realizations about the responsibility of becoming a leader. RVLTN will continue to unfold and evolve throughout upcoming chapters in my quest for ble solutions, black empowerment, and justice. This only the beginning.”
Out now on iTunes, fans can stream the politically charged project in its entirety (below). Hit play and let us know what you think. Learn more about Bobby right here.
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BOOTS ft. Run The Jewels & Cristin Milioti Delete Delete
Artist and producer BOOTS taps Killer Mike and El-P, as well as actress Cristin Milioti (who you probably know as the mother from How I Met Your Mother or the new season Black Mirror), for a new joint called “Delete Delete,” which presumably had to be cleared by Matt Hardy‘s legal team. This appears on the new #DARKDAZE EP which is out now.
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Lorde x Run The Jewels – Supercut (Remix)
Killer Mike and El-P will be joining Lorde on her North American tour kicking f this week and to mark the occasion they give her track “Supercut” the RTJ treatment. El-P lays down a new beat and both MC’s drop verses on the new remix. Listen and download here.
Previously: BOOTS ft. Run The Jewels & Cristin Milioti – Delete Delete
Guns & Hip Hop: 7 Rappers That Should Join Killer Mike & Vic Mensa In Gun Debate
This past weekend Killer Mike caused a wave controversy when he did an advocating gun ownership and condemning the over gun control.
He immediately faced backlash for doing the interview, especially since the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been notoriously silent on what it means to be a Black .
Eventually, Mike posted apologizing for the interview, saying he supports the and only wanted to advocate Black people owning guns.
The whole incident caused fellow rapper Vic Mensa (who performed at March For Our Lives) to speak out on Twitter.
Killer Mike went on to respond.
With gun violence being a major topic in rap music, a debate amongst rhymers wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Swipe through to check out other spitters that could add to a discussion sweeping the nation.