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Killer Mike

Born: 20 / 4 / 1975

Location: United States

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Killer Mike

Michael Santiago Render (born April 20, 1975), better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American rapper. He made his recording debut on Outkast's fourth album Stankonia (2000), and later appeared on their Grammy Award-winning single "The Whole World" from their greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast (2001). He signed with Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Records (known then as Aquemini Records) and Columbia Records to release his debut studio album Monster (2003), which received critical acclaim and peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200. He followed up with the independent albums I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind (2006) and I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II (2008); he briefly signed with T.I.'s Grand Hustle and later Williams Street Records to respectively release his fourth and fifth albums, Pledge (2011) and R.A.P. Music (2012). His sixth album, Michael (2023) was met with continued acclaim, receiving three nominations at 66th Annual Grammy Awards.Following R.A.P. Music, which was produced entirely by rapper and producer El-P, him and Render subsequently formed the duo Run the Jewels in 2013. They signed to Fool's Gold Records and released their self-titled debut in June of that year to critical acclaim. It was followed up with four similarly received sequels, of which would earn Render an additional Grammy Award nomination.


2003 Monster
2006 I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind
2008 I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II
2011 Pl3dge
2012 R.A.P. Music

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