This PBS Documentary On Atlanta Music Reveals Killer Mike’s Daily Routine (Video)
Several weeks back, PBS’ “Music Voyager” program took to Atlanta, Georgia. Host Tacuma Bradley hit Peachtree and beyond to spend time with Killer Mike, The Bush Brothers, and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, hoping to better understand what makes the ATL such an artistic epicenter.
Within the half-hour program, Bradley spends a great deal of time with Killer Mike. Billed as “a student of Outkast and Dr. Martin Luther King,” the Run The Jewels (who appear) co-founder hosts the guest by showing off his local church, polling station, and the barbershop he owns. From fellowship with the people in an honest environment to breaking bread (or biscuits), Mike explains how politics intersects with the places he frequents.
Released in May, this footage was produced weeks before Mike would make a brief but exciting pivot towards politics, in a campaign for a Georgia House Of Representatives seat earlier this week, before realizing he was unable to win due to procedure. There is also a RTJ concert (including Big Boi), in Killer Kill’s city, that looks as live as it can get.
Mike’s segment comes early in the program, but that does not mean all of it is not engaging:
Why do you think Atlanta has been so influential, musically (and politically) speaking?