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Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike has become something of an enigma in today's hip-hop landscape. The rap veteran actually has a message in his music. In a time of continued turmoil, the genre's releases haven't reflected the uncertainty facing the majority of people in the country, instead highlighting partying that allow listeners to indulge in escapism. The Atlanta native is back with his sixth album, R.A.P. Music—with production handled entirely by El-P—where he proves saying something doesn't have to come at the expense of countrified good time. R.A.P. Music starts like it ends: with Killer Mike spitting like his life’s on the line. ...

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