Killer Mike turns evangelist in 'Ghetto Gospel'

Video | 15 Jan 2014

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike has dropped a belated video for one of the highlights from his 2012 album R.A.P. Music, Ghetto Gospel. The track, which sees Mike referencing Black Panther Huey Newton, and speaking some harsh truths about life, excess and celebrity martyrdom, sees him portray a gospel church-attending straight-peg, rapping with his hand on a bible, before he descends into the seamy underbelly of Atlanta.

Killer Mike's career began with appearances on Outkast's 2000 album Stankonia. R.A.P. Music  was his sixth studio album, produced by Def Jux Records and Company Flow founder El-P. It proved the start of an enduring collaboration between the pair that would go on to become Run The Jewels. Their self-titled debut came in at number 10 in our Albums of 2013 chart. 

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