Read Killer Mike’s MLK Op-Ed For OkayPlayer

Killer Mike has written an op-ed for OkayPlayer in honor of Martin Luther King Day, reflecting back on King’s legacy and urging people to continue spreading his message and mission. “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Revolutionary, simple and plain. He did not get to live a regular life and have an 86th Bornday. He died a murder victim because he had the audacity to challenge a war machine bent on keeping people impoverished and men and woman dying for an illegal war,” he begins. “Martin was more than a speech-giving, marching, de-segregationist. He was a human being that dared to call out the hypocrisy of asking young people to refrain from violent protest on the one hand, while on the other allowing them to be cogs in a war machine that was making Vietnam a hell on earth for natives of that country and American soldiers alike.” You can read the full piece right here.

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