What do you get when you spend close to half a million dollars of your own money, snatches up No ID to produce, grabs Andre 3K for a feature and put on a masterpiece clinic when it comes to rapping….. you get a album titled “Michael” by Killer Mike, arguably one of the best albums of the year. Killer Mike, the legendary rapper and activist, has just dropped his latest solo album, “Michael” and the album is a homage to great hip hop.
The album features an amazing lineup of guest artists and producers, including El-P, his partner in Run The Jewels and No ID, who handles most of the beats. Other collaborators include Andre 3000, Young Thug, Blxst and the amazing Eryn Allen Kane . The album showcases Killer Mike’s diversity and talent as a rapper, as he switches from fierce rhymes to smooth melodies, from narrative to commentary, from comedy to emotion.
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Topping out at 14 tracks, “Michael” showcases what a legendary artist of Killer Mike’s caliber can deliver at this stage of his career. There are literally no filler content and that feat is very rarely executed. The entire album is polished and put together to perfection. With today’s climate of Hip Hop, this album is an anomaly, yet it is the anomaly that is needed. Mike put everything he had in this album and it shows from track one until the end.
If you are a fan of Killer Mike or hip hop in general, you should definitely check out “Michael”. It is one of the best albums of the year, and one of the most important ones of our time. You can stream it on Spotify or Apple Music, or buy it on iTunes or Amazon. You won’t regret it.
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