Killer Mike working on three projects; will re-team with El-P for <em>R.A.P. Music II</em>

The legendary Atlanta rapper looks to follow last year’s R.A.P. Music with a trio of releases.

Killer Mike has detailed three forthcoming projects in an interview with XXL. The rapper has recruited El-P and Harry Fraud for I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind IV, which is due out next year. Calling Pledge IV “motivation music,” Mike said, “I’m motivated to lose a little weight, so hopefully I’ll be smaller when Pledge IV comes out. The Pledge series has always been about setting goals; it’s been about dope music, but they’ve become almost like research papers with thesis statements.”

Mike calls the long-gestating Elegant Elephant his “Moby Dick.” “I’m the captain of a ship on a fuckin’ boat chasing that whale. I’m supposed to evolve into whatever The Elegant Elephant is going to be, and I can’t honestly tell you the sound, except for it’s going to be musical and it’s going to be big and it’s gonna be soulful,” he said.

The sequel to last year’s R.A.P. Music sounds like the most promising of the three. “For R.A.P. Music II, me and El are gonna do shrooms, smoke weed and go back in a do it again,” he said. Until then, watch the politically-charged video for ‘Reagan’ below.



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