Killer Mike Earns Honor From Georgia State Senate
The 41-year-old rapper was spotlighted for his work in improving Atlanta's water system.
Killer Mike’s is receiving recognition from his home state. On Friday (March 10), the Georgia State Senate honored the Run The Jewels rapper for his philanthropic efforts, including helping to improve Atlanta’s water infrastructure and advocating for better housing and educational opportunities.
“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor,” the MC said during a speech at the state capitol. “Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community.”
Although he was spotlighted for an array of work in the community, the resolution stems from Atlanta residents honoring him with “Driller Mike,” a custom-built drill used as an emergency back-up water supply.
And the 41-year old-recording artist, who campaigned on behalf of Bernie Sanders last year, won't be slowing down. He plans to hit the “campaign trail” for Atlanta mayoral hopeful, Sen. Vincent Fort, who is one of the resolution’s sponsors.
Peep the Mike’s Instagram post about the event below.
I'm In GA's state Capital. The place where law is written. In these hollowed halls have walked the most powerful people from my state. As a kid I came here via school field trips and those trips are a part of my love affair with my states political history and the political process. I was awarded a proclamation from my state this morning. US Sen. Nan Orrock awarded me and after a short speech by her and myself she led me around from introductions and pictures. I shook hands with Dems and GOP'ers and expressed my desire to see Ga push for What is right and Equitable for the Common man and woman. I wanna see this day be the start of another kids love for politics and like me that kid can go on to effect change in a bigger way. Thank u to all I met with and greeted today. Your hard work is not unnoticed and wether D or R I hope you fight to make Georgia solid for all Georgians. #YesIWoreMyChain #HellTheRuralLegislatorsWorkJeansNBoots #IPicturedMySelfHereAsAKid #AllBlackWithTheChainLikeDMCandRun #RIPKMJ #ITookTheChainOffForMySpeechTho #TheRepublicansToldMyWifeThatWasClassy #HeHadOnBoots #UmmaKeepShhhDoe