KILLER MIKE DROPS NEW TRACK FT. YOUNG THUG W/ VIDEO MONOLOGUE FROM DAVE CHAPPELLE
Killer Mike has released his first solo music in over ten years with “RUN”; a song and video that reframes American history to include Black history as a part of the nation’s history. The song, which features a verse from Young Thug and an iconic production by NO I.D., arrives paired with a stunning visual, portraying the fight for freedom in a captivating, visceral context, augmented by an intro monologue from Dave Chappelle inspired by the song’s themes. Directed by Adrian Villagomez, “RUN” represents the Just against the tyrannical, Black people and allied people up in arms together rising against the Nazi-esque secessionists that want to take the country back into the confederacy. You can learn more about the depths of the video and song via a BTS conversation with Killer Miker HERE.
“RUN”, which has already seen widespread support via airings on BET and MTV, a Zane Lowe interview along with features in The Guardian and Complex and more, marks Mike’s first solo material since his breakout solo album R.A.P. Music in 2012 which was followed by a collaboration with indie-rap powerhouse El-P that inspired the duo to team up as Run The Jewels who have gone on to create four wildly acclaimed albums and near cultural ubiquity. Mike has also frequently surfaced as a cultural commentator in high regard, from his own shows Love and Respect (WPBA / Revolt) and Trigger Warning (Netflix), to regular appearances on Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Real Time with Bill Maher, to his stint as a campaign surrogate for Bernie Sanders, to viral moments addressing the public in the wake of the Ferguson verdict and the police killing of George Floyd. Mike was also the recipient of Billboard’s inaugural 2020 Change Maker Award.
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