At this stage in his career, Killer Mike is known as many things: a “Pan-Africanist gangster rapper,” member of Run The Jewels, business owner, community-minded activist, and especially an adept political force. Mike has been singing the praises of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for months now, and just yesterday, the Atlanta MC hosted Sanders during his visit to the city, even taking him to Busy Bee’s for some soul food:
But Mike’s speech at Sanders’ rally, clad in a Run The Jewels crewneck, really drove his love for this man home. “I have said in many a rap ‘I don’t trust the church or the government, Democrat, Republican/A pope or a bishop or those other men.’ But after spending five hours with someone who has spent the last 50 years radically fighting for your rights and mine, I can tell you that I’m very proud tonight to announce the next President of the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders.”
Mike won’t just go back on lyrics from R.A.P. Music like that for anyone. If America wasn’t feeling the Bern before, then Mike just fanned the flames something fierce. Check out the incredible footage above.