Killer Mike on “Run” and the Politics of Being Black

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KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. speaks with Killer Mike about the continued struggle of being Black in America, and how it inspired his track “Run.”

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Atlanta rapper, actor, and activist Killer Mike released a new solo single called “Run” this week. It’s Killer Mike’s first solo release in a decade and his first music not produced by El-P, his partner in Run the Jewels, since 2011. The new song features Young Thug and an intro by Dave Chappelle. It’s also no coincidence that he released the song on the Fourth of July.

KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. speaks with Killer Mike about the continued struggle of being Black in America, and how it inspired his track “Run.”

Killer Mike says of the song, "it's relit a fire in me to make more records reflective of what I feel like is the Black experience in this country and beyond.”

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