Killer Mike Joins Lushlife On A Fierce And Funky New Cut
If rap-game hustle were an awardable sport, Killer Mike would surely have some medals by this point. Here’s a man that gets it done on and off the field, backing Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail, writing forewords for massive hip-hop comic book cover collections and, well, just being an all-around inspirational human on a planet of deceptively-few.
But today he’s back to blazing bars, gracing Lushlife‘s new single “This Ecstatic Cult” with a mean sixteen that maintains his autonomy in the face of any dogmatic institution that may try and co-opt. The track itself is produced by Philly frequency freaker, CSLSX, and comes to us from Lushlife’s forthcoming Ritualize LP, which hosts an impressive and dynamic roster of guests, including Ariel Pink, Marissa Nadler, Freeway, RJD2, I Break Horses, Deniro Farrar and a few others. The new album drops February 19th via Western Vinyl. Hear Killer Mike deliver a swaggerific set of bars on Lushlife’s new single below. If you’re looking to catch the ATLien mic-slayer live and direct, you’ll have to take the trip out west to peep Run The Jewels in Aspen at the end of this month, performing two nights at Belly Up on January 28th and 29th.