An active supporter of the city of Atlanta, rapper Killer Mike is now being honored for his work with his own day. Announced on Monday, July 17 is now known as Killer Mike Day in Atlanta.

The Run The Jewels rapper was honored by the Atlanta City Council for his role as an ambassador to the city and his work as an activist.

“I respect you in so many ways,” City Councilman Andre Dickens said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “You represent the ATL well.”

Killer Mike also had the chance to speak during the ceremony and took the opportunity to address issues facing the city.

“Atlanta City Council members, I challenge you to make sure that this city is not polarized by race and-or class," he said. "I challenge you to make sure that BeltLine has affordable housing.”

Check out Killer Mike’s speech below.

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