Killer Mike has been an eloquent, passionate voice in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, and that continued last night. By sheer coincidence, Run The Jewels happened to be performing at the Ready Room in St. Louis on the same night a Grand Jury voted not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown. As you might expect, Mike offered a powerful expression of his pain. Watch his four-minute oration below, followed by a cathartic performance of “Run The Jewels.”
Mike commented on the Ferguson situation in our Run The Jewels cover story:
This is news stories and media, and it’s a new thing for people. But I’ve been black for thirty-some years in America, and this was true when Richard Pryor joked about it. It was true when it was a joke on Good Times. It was true when it wasn’t something that was talked about on the goddamn Cosby show, and it’s true now. It’s just time for it to stop being true.
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