Even though they’re generations removed, Killer Mike and George Clinton have a whole lot of common ground between them. Both are pioneers in their respective fields, both believe the barbershop to be one of the only places a man can go to get his mind and his head right; one-part shit-talking hub, another part haven for even society’s most dastardly personalities. Mike, who opened a franchise of barbershops in his hometown of Atlanta, invited the Parliament-Funkadelic mastermind to join him in his SWAG Shop (real name) for a candid and thoughtful discussion that is not short on the “free your mind and your ass will follow” sentiments, bridging their respective paths by way of Stankonia, LSD and a mutual love for building safe spaces.
Watch Killer Mike interview the legendary George Clinton from the comforts of his Atlanta barbershop in the clip below. Clinton and The Funk Mob are currently working on their Brainfeeder debut, slated for release at some point this year. Keep your eyes to the sky for some signals. Killer Mike and El-P’s latest installment of the Run The Jewels saga is out now. Pick up a copy on iTunes today.