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Jay-Z (left) accepts the honorary Dr. Dre Global Impact Award alongside his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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The long road to becoming Killer Mike

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Michael is Killer Mike's first solo album since 2012, after over a decade of focusing on his duo Run the Jewels. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Killer Mike's first new solo album in more than a decade, Michael, is on NPR Music's short list for the best releases out on June 16. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 16

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Killer Mike (left) and George Clinton met up in The SWAG Shop, the barbershop Killer Mike owns in Atlanta. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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George Clinton And Killer Mike: Talking (Barber) Shop

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Rappers Killer Mike (left) and El-P make up the duo Run The Jewels. Todd Westphal/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

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Clockwise, from upper left: FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, Killer Mike, MNDR, BC Camplight Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Passion Pit, Franz Ferdinand With Sparks, Killer Mike & MNDR, More

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"If I trust you with the power of human life, your standard has to be much higher," says rapper Killer Mike, son of a policeman, on police violence. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Killer Mike: 'Rap Has Given Me Voice'

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El-P (Jaime Meline) and Killer Mike (Michael Render) are Run the Jewels. Timothy Saccenti/Courtesy of Biz 3 Publicity hide caption

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Run The Jewels With Frannie Kelley

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Killer Mike's new album, his sixth, is called R.A.P. Music. Courtesy of Life and Death PR hide caption

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