Killer Mike Honored By The Georgia Senate

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Killer Mike has always been pretty active in the community. He has strong opinions on politics, human rights, and the black community.  Killer Mike has moved beyond just being a rapper from Atlanta, he’s become so much more. As an activist, Killer Mike is someone who tells it like it is and let his actions match.

Friday (March 10), Killer Mike was honored by the Georgia Senate for involvement with “Driller Mike”, the custom drill being used to build an emergency backup water supply for the city of Atlanta.

In true Killer Mike fashion, he used the platform to speak on other issues as well, such as education and opportunities.

“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor. 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.”

He also went on to say, “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. 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.”

Killer Mike being honored is inspiring. You never know what type of change or impact you can actually make, until you get out there and stand up for something.

Congrats Killer Mike.