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Killer Mike Calls For Black Voters To Vote Locally

Killer Mike Pitchfork Festival 2015 Photo by Gretchen Villaluna

Although Bernie Sanders has long been out of the presidential election, Killer Mike has remained vocal throughout the entire process, having recently encouraged black voters to hold politicians accountable.

The Atlanta rapper took to Instagram to list off a number of policy demands including: weed decriminalization; the right for felons to enter the legal marijuana business; jobs creation; and "federal prosecution of killer cops."

"Black voters in states like Georgia this is your chance to make a demand and have it met," the Atlanta rapper wrote in the post. "Don't remain a pasty and pet simply doing what u are told. Get something for your vote or stop complaining and accept your role as a [2nd] Class citizen once and for all."

Killer Mike goes on to conclude that if politicians are not meeting these demands, then black voters should "stay the f**k home."

However, he still encourages voting within his post, and clarified his statement in a subsequent Instagram video, where he emphasized that local elections are just as important as presidential ones.

"Get out and vote. I’m just saying when you vote, ask for something back," Killer Mike states.

In other related news Killer Mike is set to embark on a lengthy 2017 tour alongside El-P in Run The Jewels. The group is gearing up for the release of their third installment of RTJ, having recently released the first single from the album, "Talk To Me."

The tour kicks off in January of next year. Check out tour dates below, along with Killer Mike's voting posts. And most importantly, do not forget to vote tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8).

Tour Dates:

01/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

01/12 – Washington, DC @ Echostage

01/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

01/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

01/16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

01/17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

01/18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

01/20 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

01/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

01/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

01/24 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

01/25 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore

01/29 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

01/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory

02/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall

02/02 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium

02/03 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

02/05 – Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre

02/06 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

02/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

02/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

02/11 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

02/13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland

02/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth

02/15 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater

02/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

02/18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

02/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

02/21 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

02/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre

02/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5