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Killer Mike

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  • Born: Adamsville, GA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Killer Mike

  • Killer Mike

Albums

Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

OutKast associate Killer Mike earned his own hit in 2003 with "A.D.I.D.A.S." He debuted two years earlier on "The Whole World," from the greatest-hits Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast. After signing to Columbia, his first single, "A.D.I.D.A.S.," hit the pop charts in March 2003, and the subsequent album, Monster, debuted in the Top Ten. In 2006 he released the first volume of his mixtape series I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind. Two years later a second volume appeared and then, in 2011, the series graduated to “aboveground” status when the third volume, PL3DGE, landed on the SMC label. His 2012 effort R.A.P. Music landed on the Williams Street label and was produced exclusively by the adventurous beatmaker El-P.

eMusic Features

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Six Degrees of Outkast’s Stankonia

By Hua Hsu, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »