The latest artist to emerge from OutKast's Aquemini imprint, Killer Mike looks to pen his chapter in Atlanta's storied hip-hop history with this debut set.

The latest artist to emerge from OutKast's Aquemini imprint, Killer Mike looks to pen his chapter in Atlanta's storied hip-hop history with this debut set. Hip-hop fans may remember Mike for his scene-stealing turn on the duo's Grammy Award-winning "The Whole World." With Monster, the MC proves that he can more than hold his own, tackling issues like prison life, sex, and the state of hip-hop—all with an unblinking eye. For example, lead single "A.D.I.D.A.S." extols the beauty of sex. Featuring OutKast's Big Boi, the sing-songy track is infectious as well as informative. The aggressive "Rap Is Dead," produced by Scott Fargus and Grover Dill, finds Mike attacking hip-hop's status quo as well as those who criticize the culture. Other guests include D12's Bizarre, labelmate Slimm Calhoun, and Andre 3000 of OutKast.—RH