(AllHipHop News) Outspoken and politically charged Atlanta rapper Killer Mike releases his sixth full length project today (May 15).
The project's name, R.A.P. Music, is an acronym for Rebellious African People Music, and it exclusively utilizes the production talents of indie Hip-Hop legend El-P, founder of Def Jux.
While many critics have taken note of the varying styles that El-P and Killer Mike bring to the table for this effort, some have also recognized how Killer Mike's Southern draw and strong political presence on tracks mixes well with the transient and gritty New York production of El-P.
Last summer, the Outkast-protege, Killer Mike, recorded the whole project in New York on the Lower East Side, writing down very little and knocking out the project in a matter of four or five weeks.
The 12-track project is blessed with lyrics and features from Bun B, T.I., Trouble, Scar, El-P and Emily Panic, and features a collection of freestyles and socio-political commentaries from the eyes of a politically conscious and socially reverent African-Amerian man.
Below is a tracklisting for R.A.P. Music, along with a list of tour dates that Killer Mike has set up with El-P, Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire, and Despot starting June 19 in Atlanta, Georgia.
1 Big Beast [ft . Bun B, T.I., and Trouble]
2 Untitled [ft . Scar]
4 Southern Fried
5 Jo Jo's Chillin
7 Don't Die
8 Ghetto Gospel
9 Butane (Champion's Anthem) [ft . El-P]
10 Anywhere But Here [ft . Emily Panic]
11 Willie Burke Sherwood
12 R.A.P. Music
Killer Mike Tour Dates: with El-P, Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire, and Despot:
June 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
June 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
June 21 - Dallas, TX @ Granada
June 22 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
June 23 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
June 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
June 26 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
June 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
June 30 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
July 1 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
July 2 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fortune
July 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
July 6 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
July 7 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 8 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
July 9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Hoxton
July 11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
July 12 - Providence, RI @ The Met
July 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
July 15 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel