Killer Mike

Michael Santiago Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American rapper, actor, and activist. Mike made his debut on Outkast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and later appeared on their Grammy-winning single "The Whole World" from their greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast. He has since released five full-length albums as a solo artist. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, which he launched through SMC and Fontana Distribution. In December 2008, Mike signed to fellow Atlanta-based rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. In 2012, he released R.A.P. Music, produced entirely by rapper and producer El-P. Killer Mike and El-P subsequently formed the duo Run the Jewels in 2013; they were signed to Fool's Gold Records and released their self-titled debut in June of that year. Mike is also known as a social and political activist, focusing on subjects including social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism.

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South by Southwest Adds New Order, Tangerine Dream, Killer Mike, Coco and Clair Clair to 2023 Lineup

New Order, Killer Mike, Tangerine Dream Join 2023 SXSW Lineup

‘Live Free and Stay Lit’: Killer Mike Drops New Solo Single ‘Talk’n That Shit’

Killer Mike Talks ‘the Power of Voting’ and Freedom of Speech, Performs ‘Run’ on ‘Fallon’

Killer Mike Calls ATL Top City for Black Club Owners, 'Nuisance' Bill Threatens That

2 Chainz, Killer Mike Argue for Preservation of Black Businesses in Atlanta Following ‘Nuisance’ Ordinance

Killer Mike, 2 Chainz Slam Proposed Atlanta ‘Nuisance’ Ordinance They Say Could ‘Wipe Out’ Black Businesses

Killer Mike, 2 Chainz Urge ATL City Council to Nix Proposed 'Nuisance' Ban

Killer Mike Returns with Dave Chappelle in ‘Run’ Music Video

Killer Mike Shares Powerful War-Themed Video for ‘Run,’ His First Solo Song in 10 Years: Watch

Killer Mike Drops New Song ‘Run,’ First Solo Music in Over a Decade

‘I will never be against the second amendment’: Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike on rap, racism and gun control

Killer Mike Makes a Cameo on ‘Ozark’ Season 4: Watch the Teaser

Killer Mike Says Drug Offenders Given Clemency Deserve to Sell Again Legally

Killer Mike Celebrates 4/20, His Wife and New Show About Weed Culture

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Strikes Publishing Deal with Reservoir

Robert Glasper Teams With Killer Mike, Big K.R.I.T. for New Song ‘Black Superhero’

Killer Mike's Barbershop Vandalized with Graffiti

Killer Mike and Method Man assist Lord of the Rings cast with 20th anniversary rap on Colbert

Method Man, Killer Mike, Hobbits & Colbert Rock Middle Earth With Epic ‘Lord of the Rings’ Rap