Mike, Mike Bigga, Killer Mike, Run the Jewels
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Killer Mike went to the Douglass High School in Atlanta and graduated in 1993.
He then got enrolled at the Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1995. However, he dropped out of college shortly after.
Rapper, songwriter, actor, and activist
- Father – Was a policeman.
- Mother – Was a florist and also worked as a drug trafficker.
- Siblings – Unknown
The Windish Agency (now merged with Paradigm Talent Agency)
Mass Appeal, Grind Time, SMC, Grand Hustle, Williams Street, Fool’s Gold Records
As per Killer Mike himself, he is 6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm.
But, his real height is considered to be 6 ft or 183 cm.
118 kg or 260 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Killer Mike has dated –
- Shana Render (2006-Present) – Killer Mike prefers to keep his private life away from the spotlight so not much is known about his wife Shana Shay. According to reports, they got married in 2006 and had been dating for quite some time before getting married. In his rare interviews, he has credited his wife for his success and achievements. Also, she looks after his various businesses.
Race / Ethnicity
- Overweight frame
- Trimmed beard
Killer Mike has appeared in a TV commercial for the Sonos speakers from the Apple Music.
Best Known For
- Being one-half of the rap duo, Run the Jewels, which has gone on to release critically acclaimed studio albums by the same name.
- His outspoken and vocal activism for numerous of the social and political causes.
In March 2003, he released his debut studio album, Monster, which reached #10 on Billboard 200.
In 2006, Mike made his film debut in the comedy-drama movie, ATL as himself.
First TV Show
In 2002, Mike made his first TV show appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Killer Mike’s workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.
Killer Mike Favorite Things
- Atlanta Eatery – Miss Ann’s Snack Bar
- Fast Food Delicacy – The Ghetto Burger
- Regional Barbeque Style – Texas-style beef and Carolina-style barbecue
Source – Jezebel
Killer Mike Facts
- In April 2017, he grabbed plenty of headlines after he held a massive marijuana-themed party to celebrate his birthday. He doled out weed worth $10k at the bash.
- In March 2017, he was honored by the Georgia Senate for being an outstanding ambassador for the city. The Senate also recognized his contributions in making Atlanta a better place.
- In June 2015, he announced that he was running to become the representative for Georgia’s 55th district in the Georgia House of Representatives.
- In 2015, he revealed that he was going to back Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for the upcoming elections. After Sanders’ exit from the race, he decided against supporting another Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
- Mike gave permission to the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management to use his moniker ‘Driller Mike’ for a custom-made drill that was used to create an emergency backup water system in the city.
- Mike is an outspoken social activist with a special focus on race-related issues such as police brutality, systematic racism, and social equality.
- He has written an article for the Billboard magazine in which he lambasted police authorities for the killing of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. He also took to the judiciary for letting the police off the hook.
- In 2015, he caused a controversy by refusing to criticize those, responsible for Baltimore riots by claiming that he understood their motives behind riots.
- In November 2011, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a barbershop. He and his wife had bought an old barbershop in Atlanta and remodeled it to launch Graffitis SWAG” (Shave, Wash, and Groom).
- He has been invited as a keynote speaker at the leading universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University to give lectures on race relations and tensions.
- Visit his official website @ killermike.com.
- Follow Killer Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Myspace.