Killer Mike Plans to Talk Ferguson and Race Relations on the College Lecture Circuit

Dan Reilly

By Dan Reilly

on 12.10.14 in News

UPDATE: It turns out that this might all be a pie-in-the-sky dream. Killer Mike’s publicist confirmed to SPIN that there is no official tour planned and that the rapper does not have an official relationship with Gotham Artists. According to SPIN, “The firm is spreading the word that he is available for speaking engagements at colleges and will help, should any happen — but there are no confirmed plans.”

While Run the Jewels are out on the road in support of their excellent second album, Killer Mike has his sights set on another, very different trek: appearing at colleges to discuss “community building, race relations, and the landscape after Ferguson.”

According to SPIN, the rapper born Michael Render teamed with Gotham Artists, a firm that books keynote speakers, to set up a spring tour to bring his thoughts to an even broader audience. It’s a logical step for the Atlanta native, who happens to be the son of a cop. He’s insightful, engaging, hilarious, charming, and disarming. That’s why he’s appeared on CNN, written op-eds for USA Today, and can even deliver a powerful off-the-cuff speech on the events in Ferguson not long after the grand jury announced their decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.

Any interested parties can contact Gotham Artists now to see about booking Mike. On that note, we’d also absolutely attend any lectures his buddy El-P could give on the career of Steven Seagal.