For Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, it has never been just about hip-hop. It has never been about preaching rhetoric over a beat. But his sharp-tongued lyrics and booming baritone carry enough ferocity to scare your social consciousness wide awake. It's a style that's both refreshingly informed and effortlessly gangsta.
Considering the his large profile boost in the past year--thanks to immaculate skills and invaluable co-signs from fellow A-Town rappers including T.I. and Big Boi--most of that proletariat anger should have subsided a bit. But the rapper born Michael Render says the struggle to keep his life simple is constantly being threatened by the Powers That Be.More »