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Killer Mike is a well-known rapper and political activist.
Recently, The Georgia State Senate honored Killer Mike for his efforts in helping to improve the city’s water infrastructure. Killer Mike used that moment to bring attention to other issues and topics in his hometown.
The legendary rapper spent time at the state senate building on Friday (March 10).
I’m In GA’s state Capital. The place where law is written. In these hollowed halls have walked the most powerful people from my state. As a kid I came here via school field trips and those trips are a part of my love affair with my states political history and the political process. I was awarded a proclamation from my state this morning. US Sen. Nan Orrock awarded me and after a short speech by her and myself she led me around from introductions and pictures. I shook hands with Dems and GOP’ers and expressed my desire to see Ga push for What is right and Equitable for the Common man and woman. I wanna see this day be the start of another kids love for politics and like me that kid can go on to effect change in a bigger way. Thank u to all I met with and greeted today. Your hard work is not unnoticed and wether D or R I hope you fight to make Georgia solid for all Georgians. #YesIWoreMyChain #HellTheRuralLegislatorsWorkJeansNBoots #IPicturedMySelfHereAsAKid #AllBlackWithTheChainLikeDMCandRun #RIPKMJ #ITookTheChainOffForMySpeechTho #TheRepublicansToldMyWifeThatWasClassy #HeHadOnBoots #UmmaKeepShhhDoe
Killer Mike has consistently used his platform to address political matters and an earlier effort that will bring emergency back-up water to the city.
“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor. Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community,” said Killer Mike.
Killer Mike also discussed with the Senate the first time he came to the state senate building as a teenager with a teacher.
“Because of his course that year I fell in love with my city, with my state, and the political process. When I imagined myself here as a kid, I was dressed in all black like Run-DMC, and I had on a gold chain. So you guys are indulging the fantasy of a child who made an A in Georgia history,” he said.
State Sen. Nan Orrock sponsored the resolution that recognized the rapper and Atlanta for their efforts to better water conditions for Atlanta residents.
Killer Mike stated that he is campaigning for Sen. Vincent Ford, who wishes to be mayor and who is also a co-sponsor of the resolution.