Last month, Killer Mike gave a moving, barnstorming introduction to Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Political endorsements are a new thing for Mike, but he is a fiery and powerful orator, and it was great to see him using that gift on an actual political stage. But the first time Mike and Sanders met, it was at Mike’s Atlanta barbershop, where Mike sat down for an hour-long interview with Sanders. We’ve already posted a preview of that video, but Mike has now posted the full interview online. It’s more of a conversation than a standard interview, and it has both Mike and Sanders getting into their own life stories. And there’s also simple, plainspoken talk about Sanders’ socialism, about the decay of the social contract between employers and empolyees, about the influence of big money in politics, and about Donald Trump and fascism. Watch the whole conversation below.
When Killer Mike is ready to stop rapping full-time, someone should either give him a talk show or put him on a political ticket.