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Killer Mike
I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II

Killer Mike is the epitome of independence. After his sophomore album, Ghetto Extraordinaire, got shelved, the self-proclaimed “outcast of OutKast” forced a release from Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon label. The ATLien went on to drop the widely regarded I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind on his own in 2006. Now, with his long-awaited follow-up, Mike proves ain’t a damn thing changed. Leading with “10 G’s,” Killer lures listeners in with an epic ode to clocking dollars, over a percussive knock and chopped-and-screwed Biggie hook. Serving as an example of hood success, he boasts, “Did 10 shows last month and bought another ...

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