As the proverbial tank in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene, Michael Render a.k.a. Killer Mike throws shells and cruises rough terrain when he starts spitting.
Killer Mike first appeared on the track “Snappin’ & Trappin” in OutKast’s groundbreaking release Stankonia. His sheet includes guest verses in Bone Crusher’s “Never Scared”, the Grammy-award winning OutKast track “The Whole World” and singles with a gallery of Southern rappers: Three 6 Mafia, T.I, Bun B, Gucci Mane and Yelawolf.
Killer Mike’s own work started in 2003 with Monster(Columbia Records) featuring his highest charting track “A.D.I.D.A.S” (in the author’s opinion, a huge improvement on Korn’s song with the same name and theme).
After dropping out of Columbia, and the Dungeon Family and Purple Ribbon groups, Mike gave the world a piece of his mind in I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind in 2006 and a sequel in 2008. Last year, Mike released his threequel Pl3dge and a mixtape BANGx3. His upcoming, El-P produced album R.A.P Music(Williams Street) releases on on May 15th.
Killer Mike, Despot and Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire open for El-P on Thursday June 21st. Tickets start at $24(all fess and taxas included) Doors open at 7pm.