Killer Mike Debuts “Talk’n That Shit!”
Killer Mike has just shared “Talk’n That Shit!” his second single of 2022, the pair of which are his first solo releases since 2012’s R.A.P. Music. Featuring a dense, morphing production from DJ Paul (Three 6 Mafia) and TWhy Xclusive, the single arrives paired with a video directed by seck. that demonstrates Killer Mike’s standing as a community pillar, featuring cameos from a range of groups and organizations meaningfully connected to him, including PAW Kids, Bass Reeves Gun Club, Next Level Boys Academy, Youth Build, New Georgia Project, and more.”The song is self explanatory. With the video I wanted show the freedom and beauty in being able to turn up in spite of all the fuck-shit. That upsets the bourgeoisie even more- in spite of all your criticisms we’re gonna live free and stay lit,” states Mike.
“Talk’n That Shit!” follows in the wake of his recent “RUN” single, which marked his first solo release in ten years. In addition to a moving performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that featured a stirring opening recitation from Tony Award Winner and poet Georgiame. Ahead of the single’s release the song appeared in a Killer Mike-starring nationally televised Cadillac campaign “Black Future” for the Escalade V Series, that debuted in June.
In addition to regular visits on Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Real Time with Bill Maher. More recently he has been making headlines via the Protect Black Art – Rap Lyrics Are Not A Crime initiative, which successfully petitioned for California and New York to pass laws halting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. His tenure with Run The Jewels, who recently concluded a North American arena tour supporting Rage Against The Machine.
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