Mike Check

Hello XXl readers. I’m doing a blog over the next few weeks on the site talking about a range of things that constantly keep my mind busy and stirring.

If you’ve ever listened to my music, you know how I think. Being that I have a new album out September 1st called Underground Atlanta, I agreed to do this cuz I love to intelligently vent and the free promo doesn’t hurt…lol. I’m at this moment sitting on a plane with Big Kuntry King and we are our way to Las Vegas to shoot the video for my single “I’m A Fool Wit It” (Produced by Nard and B). As I soar thru the sky laughing with this silly dude (Kuntry is true comedy man), I really gotta be thankful that in spite of being slept on and at one point being written off, I’m still here and this is the beginning of another phase in my career and life.

I remember wondering when it was gonna happen for me and now I realize nothing ever really just happens by chance, things happen when you change. You must will and work a dream into existence. I have been working on the solo album that will finally wake up the sleepers and shock all the naysayers but while that develops and we await the freeing of the King (FREE TIP-mandatory rap shout out!), I decided to keep the fire burning by putting out this 31-song dual CD of nothing but classic A-Town Music. It’s a testament to my work ethic and the name of my label Grind Time, which is why I feel compelled to have some songs out circulating and I look forward to getting 3 indies out next year. I say all that get to the point that I really feel like for the first time in my career, me and my music are on course with Grand Hustle (be sure to check that “In My City” record with me and Tip- I love that organization). Along with that my constant hustle with Grind Time Official and the indie rap world has me and Big Kuntry riding over clouds headed to Sin City to shoot my 1st video off this album and that is a result of a lot of Grind Times and some serious Grand Hustles.

As the weeks go on, I promise to get more in-depth and do some socio-political and business blogs that might help to inform and entertain the XXL readers but for right now, I’m a take the next 3 hours and my Fat Boi Fly Boi compadre are gonna drink shot bottles, get at these lovely ladies on this plane and plot the next Grind Time, Bread Box, Grand Hustle takeover. Please support the GRIND. TALK to ya’ll soon from the strip in Sin City………..

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  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    What’s poppin’ Mike…

    Welcome to the mag.com world. Let’s see what you can do with the opportunity!

  • Jericho

    Shameless plugging Mike…but a man’s gotta do what he’s gotta do.

    Not feeling this blog but I’ll check back tomorrow.


    dats was hannen. Killer Mike down w/ Grand Hustle, seems like a good look. i havent heard the Nard & B track yet but i like they shit, i’m sure its ridin.

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Mike’s the man. His blogs will be enjoyable and informative, believe me. My people at CNN can vouch for that.

  • Silly Chilly Willy

    No OK – check
    No Aye – check
    No Burr – check
    No Airport Security shenanigan – double check

    hhhmmmmmm……..sounds promising !!!

  • ChiquitaB

    I have faith in you Killer Mike..lets go :)

  • William Lee

    Mike I am a loyal listener and I look forward to reading this blog over the coming weeks.

  • HNIC

    “I remember wondering when it was gonna happen for me and now I realize nothing ever really just happens by chance, things happen when you change. You must will and work a dream into existence.”

    Those are words to live by, my friend. I’m glad to see that you’re doing this blog! I look forward to reading your thoughts & I will most definitely be checking for your new project. Keep doin’ your thing, man!


    Damn, now where will I get my morning overdose of ignorance?

  • HNIC

    Oh, yeah. I almost forgot to ask. Will you 8Ball & MJG be coming out with any new tracks, anytime soon? I look forward to hearing those, as well.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    One post blows away 6 previous offerings.

    Nowhere to go from here but up.

    Holler @ us, Mike!

    • GIBZ

      hahah you ain’t lying Grand$!!! Blows them previous 6 to smithurrr-reeeeens!!! lol.

      Big Mike, lookin forward to the blogs. I’ve been a big fan ever since that “Monster” album, def a slept on album, but one of my favs.

  • General

    Looks like this could be promising with Killer Mike doin the guest blog for a while…

    Shout out to Mike, good look with the Grand Hustle partnership…

  • P. Harris

    Killer Mike!

    now that’s what’s up, looking forward to the blogs my dude…

  • giantstepp

    Good look coming out the box with your first drop Mike! Look forward to your blogs and I can see that you’re not coming with the ignorance.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Oh shit XXL actually got Killer Mike up on here?! Thats whats up!

    Looking forward to reading your other blogs dawg. Its funny that he’s blogging right now and I just saw him on ATL movie last nite.

    Do the damn thing like beavers!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine


    Thank you for listening/reading Nessa!

    Mike what’s up? Come kick it with your peeps!

  • http://youtube.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    Killa Kill, whats good, baby!!! Federal Ranga supports ya blog and hopes that you keep em coming.

    You with Grand Hustle now? Cool. You really gonna be here for weeks or are you sure its not a week? Dont matter, you are already on course to kill it.

    MC Lyte>Skyzoo=Killer Mike>OJ DA JUICEMAN>Shakur>Whoooooo Kiiiiiid

    E9 up!!! youtube.com/federalranga

  • fatDAN

    Nice. He catches us up on where he is at in is hustle. Hopefully everything works out for him, he is very underrated.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “Our shit don’t mix like yay’ and lukewarm water…”

    Bring it, Mike.

    –OG Matt Herbz–


    Damn,you guys are dickriding too much

  • capcobra

    good way to start.

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    Speak of a breath of fresh air.

    Even better is that several people mentioned Mike’s name SPECIFICALLY last week for the guest spot, which means that SOMEONE is listening to the commenters, even if the guest bloggers themselves are not.

  • DJ Postman

    Good luck with Killer Mike on the guest blog this week XXL. Anybody is better than that clown OJ Da Juiceman.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    If the catering at your shoot aint right, take your crew to the Belagio buffet. Food is kick ass !!

    Cant say I’ve heard much of you post Kast work. Just being real, but from what I’ve heard you are no slouch with the lyrics and the flow is on point.

    One question? Whats up with the name man? Thats got to be blocking some of that corp money that could be coming your way lol Peace

    • BIGNAT

      check out that i pledge allegiance to the grind and i pledge allegiance to the grind 2. best song off the first one thats life mike spitting that truth on that one. best song on the second grind cd is god in the building that joint is crazy.

      • Oz

        Agreed with BigNAT

        That is some of your most ‘killer’ work I heard from you really good CDs. Keep them coming like that Mike!

  • geico lizard

    Killa Kill from adamsville. Im a big fan Mike and good luck with the new label and album.

  • anutha_level

    A town down, whattup cousin. glad to have u…

  • Victoria Page

    Alright! A blog I can relate to. Look forward to seeing what you have in store this week.

  • Jesus Martinez

    Looks like XXL finally got there shit together…Killer Mike best rapper in the South right now

  • Detroit P

    Interesting, this is just a longer version of what OJ the Juiceman did for his first blog..but there’s no hate in the comments section…In Oj’s first blog their were tons of haters…Interesting..

  • Capital E

    Yoooo! I picked up the album over the weekend. One word- STUPID! My big cuz A-Game told me it was gonna be so I scooped it and its been in the Alpine since. Good Shit boi! In other news, I want you to give these people the “True Southern Prospective”. I know you know exactly what that is. Get at em…BowBow!

  • Master Cheef

    hell yeah! dirty south representin, grand hustle takin over in the 010.

  • JMack

    “Your dickriding too much”

    When did hip hop fans get so fucking anal???

    Killa kill is that guy.

    “Your shameless plugging”

    DONT BE OFFENDED this is his job not yours.

  • Brooklyn

    i don’t know much about killer mike, but after a week of that retard oj i’m just happy to see that someone that can type more than 1 paragraph intelligently is the new guest blogger.

  • latino heat

    shout out to Killer Mike and congratulations on the Grand Hustle deal. it’s been a long time coming homie, you deserve it. flow is always on point and you always got some real shit to say.

    i will miss the jokes that we had in the comments section last week though.


    (in flavor flav voice) yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy we got killa kill from the da vill. i didn’t know anything about that underground atl album but now i do. another double disc of mike stuff along with the grind crew i need to check that out.

  • Dr Flav

    @ Detroit P, thank you! You speak the truth.

  • http://www.myspace.com/atlatino404 El Tico Loco

    Good start! told ya’ll there was difference between East Side and West Side ATL on Juice Box first blog he was not an accurate representation of this city. Zone 4 > Zone 6

  • http://www.idgeneral.com I.D. GEN

    HOWDY FOLKS…..killa mike keep on killin mics

  • king blair

    Greek heroes we the new titans young achiles nigga I will kill these niggas no homo I just dont feel these niggas…….

    By far one of the dopest lines of the last ten years

  • 3rd eye clear

    That you! Good Call XXL!

  • Shawty J

    Killer Mike, that’s what’s up. This will definitely make up for that OJ fiasco from last week.

  • Pana

    Who’s the next guest blogger? Kanye’s cousin? What IS that nigga’s name?

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    I bet if Mike can drop the Killer he will have mo’ commercial success.
    Everybody got 2 it eat yo!

    What other artist d’ya think must change their name 2 gain mo mainstream success.

    Wonder how many units B3 will sell its 1st week,any predictions?

  • caino

    wow, a guest blogger that is actually speaking some sense!!

    Looking forward to see how in depth theis kat will get on these blogs!

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  • FlapJack

    Bang! Bang! Bang!

    I’m pretty exited.
    Who would have thunkt?