Killer Mike Unearths ‘Sunday Morning Massacres’ Mixtape

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 11.24.14 in News

Killer Mike‘s career trajectory has reached a critical high point with Run the Jewels‘ RTJ2, and his media profile has risen, too, allowing him to share his views about the Michael Brown shooting on CNN. The Atlanta rapper already had an impressive track record before hooking up with El-P, but he’s refreshingly unoffended by people saying the two raised each other’s game. In a recent NPR interview, he drew a comparison to the NBA’s Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon joining forces in Houston, saying, “When people say, ‘Y’all got better together,’ I don’t take it as — that’s what friends in dope work relationships do.”

Killer Mike also notes that “I’ve already been pretty dope,” and now a mixtape is available compiling some of his freestyles from several years ago. DJ Greg Street has released Sunday Morning Massacres, which brings together Killer Mike’s circa-2008 verses over tracks from the time by the likes of Jay Z and Young Jeezy (“Quit making fuckin’ Obama songs if you can’t get in an interview and say something halfway intelligent!”). It’s a fascinating time capsule from around the era when Killer Mike was also at work on I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II.

Listen below, or download over at LiveMixtapes.