My Favorite Rap Artists, Vol. 9 | Killer Mike


My God is amazing, I don't need the Masons
I just need the junkies and the liars and the thieves
I need the pimps, prostitutes and pushers out the streets
That's where I'm seeking God cuz that's where he found me
That's where I'm seeking God cuz that's where he found me
Amen
- (God In The Building II, 2011) 

There's something to be said about an artist who prides himself on being a man first and foremost while leading his community and then perfecting his artistry so that he can use it as a platform to spread awareness. You have to literally be living under a rock with Patrick for you not to know who Killer Mike is these days. Aside from dropping two of the top albums the last two years running along side running mate El-P as one half of Run The Jewels, you more than likely have seen him on CNN doing a great job representing us the best possible way or calling O'Reilly on his bullshit perfectly. Basically he's out here doing an awesome job letting people know how African Americans are getting a raw deal from the country at large, all the while ripping any and every single track that he's on.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you didn't know by now, this is Killer Mike. 

Like so many others at the time, the first time that I heard Killer Mike had to be from Outkast's The Whole World in which he immediately showed to the whole world that he could hang with the best to ever do it. "I catch a beat runnin' like Randy Moss" is still one of my top metaphors in rap to this day. But it wasn't until 2011 and the release of PL3DGE  that I put Mike up there as one of my favorites. If you haven't heard that album yet then you are seriously doing yourself and your ears a disservice because he literally came with a nasty flow and real life lyricism that wasn't matched that year. I fully credit PL3DGE as the album that retuned my ears towards the nonsense that's going on in this country. He managed to combine conscious Hip-Hop and and rappers flow to create one of the best albums in the last five years. God In The Building 1 & 2 still get daily bumps as apart of my morning routine playlist.

I'm not going to give you guys the complete rundown as to why his last four projects have been killing the game, no I'm going to leave that up to you to discover on your own. I'm just going to say that a man who is out here dropping dope albums, giving you dope features, performing shows where not only he tears it down but takes the time to meet and greet the fans and make it memorable for them, all the while making appearances on major networks about the injustices in this country and owning every single "expert" that comes across his path. When people say that they want an entertainer that does it all so that they can get behind, I kindly point them into the direction of Mike Bigga, because at this current moment, no one is doing it bigger than he is.

Discography
2011 | PL3DGE
2011 | Bang x3
2012 | R.A.P. Music
2013 | Run The Jewels (with El-P as Run The Jewels)
2014 | Run The Jewels 2 (with El-P as Run The Jewels)
2015 | Meow The Jewels 2 (with El-P as Run The Jewels)

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