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Killer Mike Says Bernie Sanders Is Like 'An Extension Of Dr. King'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices

Killer Mike's feelin' the Bern, and he's not trying to hide it. In a phone conversation with HuffPost Live on Tuesday, the rapper called Berni...

Watch Killer Mike's Powerful Endorsement Of Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Rapper Killer Mike delivered an impassioned speech in Atlanta Monday night endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president.  "In my h...

Bernie Sanders Ate Soul Food With Rapper Killer Mike

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Ahead of a Monday night rally in Atlanta, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fueled up with some soul food. His guide for the day: rapper and Atlanta na...

Tavis Smiley: Killer Mike on Why Blacks Should Stop Forgiving and Start Demanding Action

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by Michael Render, a.k.a. "Killer Mike." The prolific rapper and influential activist is one half of the popular hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, whose critically acclaimed album, Run the Jewels 2, was hailed by Rolling Stone as the "best rap album of 2014."

Run the Jewels Deliver a Blockbuster Closing Night to Northside Festival

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For just over an hour, Run the Jewels weren't just playing just another show, they weren't playing just another festival, they were playing to the hearts and minds of the crowd that braved the wind and rain during their set and the heat waiting for them to arrive.

Killer Mike Doesn't Hold Back When It Comes To Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

Killer Mike appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night and was very candid about his opinion of Bill O'Reilly. "I like Bill O'Reilly as ...

Killer Mike: 'I've Watched Geraldo Rivera And Wolf Blitzer Pander To The Audiences Of Oppression'

Billboard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

When I first heard I’d been invited to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, I thought my publicist had gone insane. Surely it must be a mistake...

Rapper Killer Mike Says The Criminalization Of Rap Music Is The New Jim Crow

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Black Voices

When rappers rap, they do so because it’s a form of artistic expression -- but police and prosecutors have proven to have a skewed interpretation o...

David Lohr

Rapper Killer Mike Deplores Prosecution Of McKinley Phipps: 'We Must Stand With Artists Like Mac' | David Lohr | Posted 03.26.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- Rap musician Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, stood up for jailed recording artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps on Wednesday, tell...

David Lohr

Prosecutor Used Hip-Hop As A Weapon To Convict Mac Phipps | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, Louisiana -- As he lies at night in his cell at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, McKinley "Mac" Phipps can hear the words of his be...

Run The Jewels Preview Cat-Remix Album

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Run The Jewels' remix of their critically acclaimed "Run The Jewels 2" is the most anticipated (and probably only) hip-hop album to be entirely compri...

Rap Duo Gives Profound, Heartfelt Advice To Teen Girls About Love

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Teen

In Rookie's Ask a Grown series, grown up celebrities answer teen girls' questions about important life topics like crushes, confidence and weird hats....

Killer Mike Speaks Out On Ferguson: 'Justice Is Not Always Served'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment

After a video showing Killer Mike's powerful and impromptu speech about the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Mi...

Rapper Killer Mike Delivers Powerful Speech About Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment

Run the Jewels' tour had a scheduled stop in St. Louis on Monday night. The rap duo, Killer Mike and El-P, took the stage just after a grand jury in F...

Hip Hop Duo El-P and Killer Mike Bring Run The Jewels to Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.21.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Run The Jewels is the musical version of a big middle finger, but has substance behind it. This project from Brooklyn's El-P (of Company Flow and ...

Ryan Kristobak

Run The Jewels Have Started A Movement | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Even before Run the Jewels released the first single off their sophomore album, "Blockbuster Night Part 1," fans knew they were due for another dose o...

Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha Is Back

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment

Run The Jewels is possibly the most dynamic, hard-hitting duo in hip-hop today, and Killer Mike and El-P's new "RTJ2" track, "Close Your Eyes (And Cou...

Vh1's 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game'

Nsenga Burton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Despite a strong introduction, the film quickly falls into a narrative that is hyper focused on rap music, yet fails to include in a meaningful way, other musical movements that were taking place simultaneously and contributed significantly to the rise of Atlanta rap.

Jessica Goodman

This Is What Happens When You Give Musicians A Disposable Camera | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Lollapalooza performers mugged it up hard in Chicago last weekend. There were professional photo shoots and fancy set-ups with themed backdrops, expen...

Outkast Reunite After Decadelong Hiatus

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment

Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planne...

My Year in Music

Alex Koenig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

I left the venue with veins bulging out of my arms; then I immediately head-butted a police officer and robbed an armored truck. Kidding.

The Australian Born St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Makes North American Debut At Meadow Brook on Saturday, September 14th

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.09.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The people of the Metro Detroit area may not know what exactly the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about at all, but why should they? It comes from Australia! Okay. That might get people's interest now.

20 New Murals From Atlanta Living Walls 2013

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here are brand new images from Atlanta's 2013 Living Walls Conference that invited about 20 street artists from the ATL and around the world, includin...

Run the Jewels Drops a Gem at The Independent -- San Franciso

SF Critic | Posted 10.01.2013 | San Francisco
SF Critic

During last night's show at The Independent in San Francisco, Run The Jewels dedicated their performance to Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin. Killer Mi...

'Moogfest' Tickets Go On Sale

Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts

Moogfest 2012 is approaching. The unusual music festival takes up the experimental spirit of electronic music innovator Bob Moog and pushes it into ev...