Killer Mike Honored By Georgia State Senate for His Community Activism [VIDEO]
Killer Mike is one of our most socially conscious rhymers of our time. When it comes to social issues facing black people, you can count on him to be our loudest voice.
On Friday (March 10), Mike was recognized by the Georgia State Senate for his community activism in regards to clean water. Mike has been actively involved in making sure Atlanta’s water infrastructure is secure and drinkable for people living in the city. Not only that, the Run the Jewels artist also pushed for education and economic opportunities in Georgia.
“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor,” he told the chamber (via WABE). “Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community.”
During his visit, Mike urged legislators to actively do their part in making Georgia a place where everyone can make an honest living and drink clean water.
“The charge that I give all of us in this hall today is to make sure that Georgia remains an equitable place not only for water, but for education, for workers’ rights, for where we're living,” he said. “It should be as fair for a rural white man in Georgia who's trying to live by the land, as it is for a kid on the Westside of Atlanta, trying to survive the concrete.”
In an Instagram post, Mike hopes that his visit inspires other kids to get politically involved to help better their own communities.
"I wanna see this day be the start of another kids love for politics and like me that kid can go on to effect change in a bigger way," he wrote in a post below.