Killer Mike Is Running For Georgia State Representative

UPDATE: Politics As Usual…Red Tape Derails Killer Mike’s Run For Office

From Uncle Luke to Rhymefest, Hip-Hop stars have attempted career moves into politics. Killer Mike may be the latest, starting right in his Atlanta, Georgia backyard.

Today (June 15), the artist also known as Michael Render campaigned via Instagram to vote for him (as a write-in candidate) for District 55. “If I win, we win,” the Run The Jewels MC told followers.

The District 55 George State Representative seat was previously occupied by Rep. Tyrone Brooks. A Democrat, Brooks has served since 1980. According to a 2013 Atlanta Constitution-Journal report, “[Rep. Brooks] was charged in a 30-count indictment that includes charges of mail, wire and tax fraud. The indictment charges that, from the mid-1990s through 2012, Brooks solicited contributions from individuals and corporate donors to combat illiteracy and fund other charitable causes, but then used the money to pay personal expenses for himself and his family.”

In recent years, Mike has lectured at New York University and the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology. The Dungeon Family member spoke to students around race relations in America.

The District 55 election is tomorrow (June 16). Per Watch Loud, Killer Mike is appearing on tonight’s “The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore, presumably to discuss the campaign.

Could Killer Mike make a smooth and active transition from music to politics?

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