Killer Mike was honored by Georgia Senate for his community activism and work on infrastructure
Killer Mike was honored by the Georgia Senate on Friday (March 10) morning. The Run The Jewels received commendation for being an ambassador to Atlanta, including his connection to the city’s $11.6 million tunnel-boring machine known as “Driller Mike.” The politically active rapper took advantage of his platform by speaking to the senators about his concerns, according to WABE.
“Our children deserve decent housing. Gentrification should not make children poor,” Mike said to the legislature. “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.”
Mike spoke passionately about making Georgia a great place to live for all people. The veteran MC challenged the senators to truly serve all of their constituents.
“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,” Killer Mike 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.”