Killer Mike Is Running for Office in Georgia

It was only a matter of time until Killer Mike entered the political arena himself. After years of sharing his concerns about America in his music, the Atlanta rapper has used larger media platforms like print, live TV appearances and college lectures to share his thoughts on police brutality, racism and injustice. On Instagram and Twitter earlier today, he made his formal announcement to be a write-in candidate to represent District 55 in Georgia’s House of Representatives. Killer Mike will face seven other candidates vying for the spot with six of them running as democrats. The reason for the election comes after District 55 representative Tyrone Brooks resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud. Interestingly, Render isn’t claiming Democrat or Republican, either. Independent as always.