1. Killer Mike Battles Nick Cannon, Run the Jewels Perform 'Legend Has It' on 'Wild 'N Out'

    August 18, 2017 3:29 PM EDT Nick Cannon ’s MTV improv-comedy show Wild ‘N Out is on its ninth season and it’s somehow only just started featuring acclaimed rappers. Earlier this year, Chance the Rapper was on . And on the most recent episode, Killer Mike showed up to take part in all the silliness, engaging Cannon and…

  2. Killer Mike Is Selling Anti-Confederate Merch

    August 17, 2017 9:04 PM EDT The "Check The Scoreboard" shirts depict a scoreboard with the Confederate States Of America at 0 points and the United States Of America at 1. It’s been two years since Killer Mike wrote an op-ed about the Confederate flag flying on the lawn of the South Carolina Statehouse, which…

  3. Watch Atlanta City Council Honor Killer Mike

    July 17, 2017 7:41 PM EDT Atlanta declared today “ Killer Mike ” Render Day in honor of one of the city’s celebrated rappers. Killer Mike was honored as a musician, activist and business owner of the local barbershop chain Swag Shop. City Councilman Andre Dickens also thanked Killer Mike for serving as an informal…

  4. Killer Mike is Opening a Barber Shop in the Atlanta Hawks' Philips Arena

    June 29, 2017 8:19 AM EDT Back in 2011, Killer Mike opened up his SWAG Shop in Atlanta, a barber shop where the name stands for Shave, Wash, and Groom. Today, he’s announced that he’s expanding the business’ horizons and opening up a new location in the Philips Arena where the Atlanta Hawks are based out of. The arena…

  5. Ice Cube Will Still Appear on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' Following Show's N-Word Controversy

    June 06, 2017 3:16 PM EDT UPDATE:  A rep for Ice Cube confirmed that the rapper will appear on  Real Time . "Ice Cube will still appear on Bill Maher this Friday as scheduled to talk about the release of Death Certificate: 25th Anniversary edition, an album that was recorded in the wake of the Rodney King beating…

  6. Hear Killer Mike Join Hannibal Buress for Nearly Two-Hour 'Handsome Rambler' Podcast Interview

    April 28, 2017 6:18 PM EDT The great stand-up comic Hannibal Buress has a genuinely ridiculous podcast called  Handsome Rambler , one where he interviews musicians and comics but spends much of the time goofing around with Auto-Tune and synthesizers, making up songs on the spot. Lately, he’s been taping some of those…

  7. Killer Mike Defends Kanye West's Meeting With Trump: 'Why Wouldn't You?'

    April 03, 2017 9:37 AM EDT Over the weekend,  Run the Jewels  spoke to Channel 4 in the UK about a number of topics, including grime and  Kanye West ’s  controversial meeting  with Donald Trump. While EL-P had a lot to say about grime, he deferred to  Killer Mike  when the two were asked about West and Trump’s chat in…

  8. Run the Jewels on the Importance of Saying 'Whatever the F--k' They Want To on 'RTJ3' Album

    January 05, 2017 11:11 AM EST Even though their third LP was scheduled to be released in January of 2017, it wouldn't have felt quite right for 2016 to pass without a new album from Run the Jewels . 2016 had been so plagued with death, strife and general upheaval that countless fans looked to the hip-hop superduo of…

  9. Run the Jewels Respond to Donald Trump Presidential Victory With '2100': Listen

    November 09, 2016 9:50 PM EST 'It's about fear and it's about love and its about wanting more for all of us." In response to Donald Trump's presidential election victory on Tuesday, Run the Jewels have shared a new song called "2100" that Killer Mike and El-P said feels fitting of the…

  10. Killer Mike 'Laughed Hysterically' When Atlanta Named Tunnel-Boring Machine 'Driller Mike'

    September 21, 2016 3:49 PM EDT Grammy-winning rapper Killer Mike always wanted to see his name on a street sign, but a tunnel-boring machine will have to suffice for now. "Driller Mike" was chosen as the name for the massive 400-foot-long tunnel-boring machine that will eventually enable Atlanta to store a month&…

  11. Run The Jewels' El-P Responds to Kevin Hart Film 'Run The Jewels'

    June 22, 2016 10:43 AM EDT The name of Kevin Hart's forthcoming action-comedy  Run The Jewels  isn't sitting too well with real-life rappers Run The Jewels. On Tuesday night (June 21),  El-P, who makes up one half of the rap duo with Killer Mike, shared his thoughts about the movie on Twitter after a fan…

  12. Killer Mike Pens Op-Ed on Hip-Hop & Free Speech, Contests Rapper's Prosecution

    February 19, 2016 9:37 PM EST Rapper, adamant Bernie Sanders-supporter and civil rights activist Killer Mike has penned a new essay about free speech and rap music, defending the rights of an aspiring rapper who was suspended from high school over a song he wrote.  As the Run the Jewels rapper and University of Richmond…

  13. Killer Mike Responds to Backlash Over 'Uterus' Quote About Hillary Clinton

    February 17, 2016 11:20 AM EST At a recent Bernie Sanders rally at Atlanta's Morehouse College, rapper Killer Mike  -- who has been vocal about his support for the Democratic presidential hopeful -- became the target of backlash after quoting activist Jane Elliott during a speech centered on social issues.  "I…

  14. Apple's Music Money Is Everywhere -- Financed 'Hotline Bling' Video, Teaming with the Met, Dancing with Mary J. & Friends

    February 16, 2016 1:01 PM EST Drake 's "Hotline Bling" didn't just debut on Apple Music, it was financed by the tech goliath as its first attempt at original video content. According to Recode , the James Turrell-inspired clip, which spawned countless memes and even a Super Bowl ad, was the opening…

  15. Artists From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Killer Mike Stumping for Bernie Sanders, Music's Donor Class Backing Hillary Clinton

    February 12, 2016 1:46 PM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Feb. 5 benefit for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles did not bear the hallmarks of a traditional Hollywood fundraiser. The Chili Peppers barely invoked Sanders' name during their set, and donors who had paid thousands of…

  16. 2016 Iowa Caucus: Cher, Killer Mike, Foster the People & More Respond on Twitter

    February 02, 2016 2:12 PM EST The Iowa caucus results are in, and celebrity musicians and artists had plenty to say about the event.  Bernie Sanders Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' With Vampire Weekend At University of Iowa: Watch Many were surprised by how neck-and-neck it was for Democratic presidential…

  17. Vampire Weekend Members to Perform at Iowa Bernie Sanders Rally With Killer Mike, Foster the People

    January 27, 2016 11:25 AM EST Could their first show since Rostam’s departure include new music? Update: Ezra Koenig has elaborated on the lineup for the upcoming performance at the Bernie Sanders rally. Apparently, it will not include Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio:  performance will be me, CT, Dave Longstreth, …

  18. Killer Mike Voices Support For Sexual Harassment Victims, Wants to See Publicist Be 'A Better Human Being'

    January 20, 2016 12:35 PM EST In the wake of the resignation of Life or Death PR founder/CEO Heathcliff Berru yesterday (Jan. 19) amid a slew of allegations of sexual harrassment from at least seven women in the music industry, a handful of artists -- Wavves , Diiv, Kelela and Speedy Ortiz -- announced publicly that they…

  19. Watch the Full Killer Mike & Bernie Sanders Interview Here

    December 15, 2015 4:47 PM EST Some of us go into barbershops to get a fresh look; Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders go in for interviews. In a six-part series titled "Talking Shop With Bernie Sanders," the two sit down to discuss everything from guns and immigration to Trump and Social Security. Killer Mike Teases…

  20. Killer Mike Teases Conversation With Bernie Sanders Talking Guns, Drugs, Donald Trump: Watch

    December 14, 2015 6:58 PM EST When Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike met up in Atlanta last month, they did more than eat chicken -- as the Run the Jewels rapper pointed out on Instagram Monday (Dec. 14).  How Killer Mike Sparked a Wave of New Politically Engaged Hip-Hop Mike introduced Sanders with a powerful speech at a…

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