Killer Mike Celebrates Birthday and 4/20 With New Album ‘Michael’ and El-P Collaboration

Killer Mike Celebrates Birthday and 4/20 With New Album 'Michael' and El-P Collaboration

Killer Mike has announced MICHAEL, his first solo album since R.A.P. Music way back in the pre-Run The Jewels days of 2012.

The Atlanta rapper and activist revealed the news on his birthday on 4/20, sharing a new single called “Don’t Let The Devil” featuring his RTJ partner El-P and thankugoodsir.

The album, set to drop on June 16 via VLNS/Loma Vista, is described by Mike as “an origin story” and “my Logan”. He explained that he wanted to start with El-P because they are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo this year.

The song is produced by El-P, No I.D., and Little Shalimar and showcases Mike and El-P’s chemistry and lyrical prowess over a soulful sample, according to Stereogum.

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MICHAEL will be Mike’s fifth solo album and his first since he teamed up with El-P to form Run The Jewels, one of the most acclaimed and influential hip-hop groups of the past decade.

Their latest album, RTJ4, was released in 2020 and received critical acclaim and commercial success. The duo also announced a 10th-anniversary tour for Run The Jewels, which will kick off in October.

 

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Fans of Killer Mike can expect more of his sharp social commentary, witty wordplay, and powerful delivery on MICHAEL, as well as some surprise guests and collaborators.

The album is already generating much buzz and anticipation among hip-hop lovers and critics alike.

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