Photo: Dom Brady from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Celebrate Killer Mike’s Birthday With ‘Don’t Let The Devil’: Look + Listen

Celebrating his 48th birthday today, Killer Mike just dropped “Don’t Let the Devil,” which contains the lyric, “In the name of Jesus, the reefer, I serve a purpose/I got higher than the skies and fly off the Earth’s surface.”

Featuring his Run the Jewels counterpart El-P and Thankugoodsir, the single preempts Michael, the artist’s first new solo LP in more than a decade, scheduled for June 16.

In a statement that refers to the movie that features the origin story of the X-Men character Wolverine, Mike said “[Run the Jewels] is the X-Men, this is my Logan.” “My favorite group (US) with my favorite producers!” “It’s our ten-year anniversary and Michael is an origin story, so I wanted to start with El.”

Born Michael Santiago Render, Mike’s new single follows last year’s “Run,” featuring Young Thug, and “Talk’n That Shit!” – the first solo titles he’s released since he and El-P formed Run the Jewels a decade ago. Mike’s last solo album, R.A.P. Music, arrived in 2012 and was coproduced with El-P.

The fall, Killer Mike and El-P will go on the road with a four-city 10th anniversary tour, playing four nights each in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. “We’re doing 4 cities, 4 nights each, and 4 full albums worth of jams, many we have only performed a small handful of times during our whole existence,” the group said. “So on night one it’s RTJ1 in full plus many more songs from the other records, night two it’s RTJ2… etc. etc.”

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Dom Brady from Atlanta, Georgia, United States