“I have matured as a man to understand where my suspicion of women comes from, and how that has everything to do with me and nothing to do with them. I have to deal with that. So, I'm still me. I can still be a bigoted, hard-headed, sexist man, but what I'm not is a misogynist. I don't see women as lower class or lower than; I see them as partners and equals, and that's beginning to come into fruition into my music. I'm blessed to have grown to this point for a big reason, because I have a woman that has challenged me now and I have two daughters that challenge me constantly to rethink these things.”—
—Killer Mike, who is part of Outkast’s Dungeon Family, discussing his feminist awakening and how it shows up on his new album, one 2012’s best, R.A.P. Music.
Letting the men in your life in on your feminist struggle might change their life, too.
Thom Pettie (feat. Little Dragon & Killer Mike)Big Boi
Big Boi - Thom Pettie (feat. Little Dragon & Killer Mike)
Reagan (Prod. by El-P)Killer Mike
Killer Mike - Reagan (Prod. by El-P)
When I first heard that Killer Mike and El-P were teaming up for a collab album, I was extremely surprised and excited. I didn’t think it would live to my expectations though…turns out I was wrong. Not only is this Killer Mike’s best album (which is definitely saying something since all of his previous albums are pretty damn solid), it’s easily one of the best hip-hop albums of the year. El-P’s production is top notch throughout every song, and Killer Mike’s lyrical content is as potent as ever. This particular song is favorite off of it. Killer Mike spits lyrics with such a strong message you can’t but help listen to it a second time.
“But thanks to Reaganomics, prisons turned to profits
Cos free labor is the cornerstone of US economics
Cos slavery was abolished, unless you are in prison
You think I am bullshitting, then read the 13th Amendment
Involuntary servitude and slavery it prohibits
That’s why they giving drug offenders time in double digits”
My Song Rating: 9.8 out of 10