Killer Mike has officially dropped off his first solo record in 11 years, MICHAEL.
Titled after his birth name, the album clocks in at almost an hour with a total of 14 tracks. High-profile guests appear on almost every track, including CeeLo Green, Mozzy, Young Thug, 6LACK, Eryn Allen Kane, Jagged Edge, André 3000, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Kaash Paige, Blxst, Fabo, fellow Run The Jewels partner El-P and thankugoodsir.
In a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Killer Mike described the record as his “come home moment musically” as it highlights the music that has influenced him, including gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop. He continued, “And from a moral standpoint, I was taught morality through the Black Southern Christian Church, which gave us the civil rights movement, the abolitionist movement, which gave us some of the most beautiful music ever. And I feel like I’m honoring that and I finally figured out my place. It is my submission to God, like, ‘Okay, you got me.’”
Stream Killer Mike’s MICHAEL on Spotify and Apple Music.
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