Killer Mike

~ Person

Legal name: Michael Render

Also performs as: Mike Bigga


Michael Render (born April 20, 1975), better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist, activist, and occasional actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, which he launched through the SMC and Fontana Distribution. Mike made his debut on "Snappin' and Trappin'", from OutKast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and later appeared on the Grammy-winning song "The Whole World", a single from OutKast's greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast. He has since released five full-length albums as a solo artist.

In December 2008, Mike confirmed he signed to fellow Atlanta-based rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. In 2012, he released R.A.P. Music, produced entirely by American rapper-producer El-P. In 2013, the two subsequently formed a duo, branding themselves Run the Jewels. The two signed to Fool's Gold Records and released their self-titled debut in June of that year.

Killer Mike is also known as a social and political activist, focusing on subjects including social equality, police brutality, and systemic racism. In addition to addressing themes of racism and police brutality in his music, he has also delivered several lectures at college universities, written about social justice topics for publications such as Billboard, and been the subject of televised and published interviews regarding police misconduct and race relations. He is a visible and vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders during his 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Killer Mike has been featured in the films 20 Funerals, Idlewild and ATL.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Monster Killer Mike 4 2
2006 I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind Killer Mike 4 1
2008 I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II Killer Mike 5 3
2011 Pl3dge Killer Mike 4 1
2012 R.A.P. Music Killer Mike 4.5 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Underground Atlanta Killer Mike 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Sunday Morning Massacres Killer Mike 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Akshon (Yeah!) Killer Mike 1
2003 A.D.I.D.A.S. Killer Mike 1
2008 2 Sides Killer Mike 1
2010 Ready Set Go Killer Mike feat. T.I. 1
2011 Charlie Sheen Chamillionaire feat. Rock D. & Killer Mike 1
2012 Big Beast Killer Mike feat. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble 2

EP + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 BANGx3 Killer Mike 1

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