- Real name: Michael Render
- Nickname: Mike Bigga
- Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
- Label: Independent
Killer Mike Explains Why Rick Ross Is One of His Favorite Rappers
"Wow, he’s probably going to employ two hundred to two hundred and fifty people."
El-P on Upcoming 'Run the Jewels 4' Album: "The Grimiest, Rawest Record"
Killer Mike: "We always really were just about making nasty rap records, man."
Killer Mike: The Lost Interview (2008) — "I’m a Hell of a Rapper in an Age When That Means Nothing"
We spoke with Killer Mike in 2008, a week before the release of his third studio album, 'I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II.'
Pseudonyms, Alter Egos & SEX: Hip-Hop’s Obsession With Changing Names
What's in a name?
30 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of the Decade (So Far), Ranked
The 30 best hip-hop and R&B LPs since January 1, 2010.
11 Best Killer Mike Songs Ever, According to Killer Mike
No Run The Jewels included.
Killer Mike Says Rap Groups Need Four Albums to Be Considered "Proper," Is He Right?
The “Zeppelin Effect” doesn’t always hold true when it comes to rap groups.
Killer Mike Describes Solo Career Pre-Run The Jewels
"If I want to be a solo artist, [I’ll] just rap in the shower by myself."
Killer Mike's Barber Shop Interview with George Clinton is Full of Gems
There’s nothing quite like watching two masters of their craft chop it up.
Killer Mike, Lil Uzi Vert & The Difference Between Loving & Hating Rap
"I love my job so, for me, I never ever in my life have to return to anything criminal."
10 Times a Rapper’s Guest Feature Hijacked Their Entire Song
These artists commandeered entire songs the same way Drake seizes swagger.
Killer Mike Estimates the Incredible Amount of Weed Smoked During 'RTJ3' Sessions
In the words of Killer Mike himself: do dope, fuck hope.
Imagining a Killer Mike & Logic Collaborative Album
Please hip-hop Gods, let an album happen.
Killer Mike Says RTJ's "Talk to Me" is the "Soundtrack to WW3 & the Apocalypse"
One of the most exciting musical duos in recent memory is looking for a 3-peat with their upcoming album.
Big Boi Announces Collabo EP with Killer Mike, Let's Get Excited
The two have collaborated multiple times, but never on a full project. This is huge.
Killer Mike is the KRS-One For Hip-Hop's New Generation
Hip-hop as a culture is in desperate need of leadership, and Killer Mike is taking on the role of "The Teacha."
Run the Jewels Want to Drop "RTJ3" This Year, Get F*cking Hyped
Killer Mike says the best duo in rap are working on what will (hopefully) be one of the best rap albums of 2016.
"Why Pretend Like You're Gonna Sell a Million?": Killer Mike on the Money Behind Free Music
In 2016, even superstars like Beyoncé and Drake know that the real money is in releasing free music.
My Next President Won't Be Black, a Life in Hip-Hop & Politics
Obama is the only president I've really known as an adult, choosing who gets my vote next will mean turning to hip-hop.