Top 10 Killer Mike Albums of All Time (And 10 Classic Verses) Killer Mike comes from a generation of conscious southern American hip-hop

Michael Santiago Render (stage name Killer Mike) is a prolific rapper whose range was proven in the underground, making him a legend. By the 2010s, he teamed up with El-P to create an unstoppable hip-hop force called Run the Jewels. Together, they proved conscious rap has mainstream market appeal that didn’t start and stop with Kendrick Lamar. And he doesn’t stop at music – Killer Mike is deeply involved in activism and politics on both a local and national level. Check out these highlights from the impactful discography of Killer Mike.

Best Killer Mike Songs

10.  “Reagan”

Album: R.A.P. Music 2012

Classic Line: 

The ballot or the bullet, some freedom or some bullshit
Will we ever do it big, or keep just settling for little shit
We brag on having bread, but none of us are bakers
We all talk having greens, but none of us on acres
If none of us on acres, and none of us grow wheat
Then who will feed our people when our people need to eat
So it seems our people starve from lack of understanding
Cos all we seem to give them is some balling and some dancing
And some talking about our car and imaginary mansions
We should be indicted for bullshit we inciting
Hella children deaf and pretending it’s exciting
We are advertisements for agony and pain
We exploit the youth, we tell them to join a gang
We tell them dope stories, introduce them to the game
Just like Oliver North introduced us to cocaine
In the 80’s when the bricks came on military planes

9. “A.D.I.D.A.S. (ft Big Boi and Sleepy Brown)”

Album: Monster 2003

Classic Line: 

Killer Kill from Adamsville and in a Bonneville I chill
Heffers call me Black-N-Decker, I don’t screw them hoes I drill
I’ve been cuttin’ cute lil’ coochies since before the record deal
Catch me daydreamin’ ’bout them, thick, medium, or slim
Doctors call the thing vagina, in the hood we call it trim
White boys call it snatch, Puerto Ricans call it chocha
Nathaniel likes his white, I like mine dark as cola
It’s the first thing on my mind in the morn’ when I roll over
All men young or old in the end it’s what we after
Even my grandpappy’s happy, he got prescribed Viagra

8. “Ghetto Gospel”

Album: R.A.P. Music 2012

Classic Line: 

Even as I’m standing here iceless Mike is priceless
Women with me prettier than Isis
Don’t know if she black or a white chick
But I know this pussy and excitement
Gonna lead to indictments
The women and the fame put shade on enlightenment
I done seen dark days come to many bright men
I done seen a damn dime fine
As a fine wine take an Einstein mind
Leave ’em deaf dumb blind
Fuckin with them jezebel whores
Liars of Delilah even marrying a Pandora
Pretty parasite she will use ya, this ain’t what you used to
Stone cold bitch she Medusa
Dope ass pussy might make you an abuser
You an addict not in love, boy
Don’t get it confused, bruh
She don’t need a boyfriend she just need a booster
She the devil’s pie guy
You was fucking Lucifer

7. “That’s Life”

Album: I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 2006

Classic Line: 

The fat bitch singing show over, end opera
Leader of the crack Rat Pack, I Sinatra
They say I dissed Oprah
I’m like so what
I never get to jump up and down on a sofa (that’s life)
Now watch me as I Cruise like Tom through the slums
Where the education’s poor and the children growing dumb
In the section of the city where saditty’s don’t come
Where Mr. Cosby and Ms. Winfrey won’t come
Unless it’s a hurricane then FEMA don’t come
Coming live from the city where the Dreamer came from
Standing on the same corners that he stood upon
I got violence in my waistband, death in my palm
Ask ’em am I a bad guy, ya goddamn right
I done seen how ya do a nigga when he doin’ right
The Dream died on a balcony, standin’ at a hotel
Now niggas whippin’ coke gel and a O tale
We desegregated – put black with the white
No longer marching for rights, they sparking a pipe (that’s life)
Pipe dreams, crack fiends
Cars look like ice cream
Kids see the bling-bling and they want them nice things
All cause of tennis shoes our kids drop out of schools
They said be like Mike, so ball nigga (that’s life)

6. “Niggaz Down South (ft T.I. & Bun B)”

Album: Ghetto Extraordinary 2008

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5. “A Dope Story”

Album: The Killer Mixtape 2006

Classic Line: 

The time is 1:12 in the ATL
I exit 112 with this bitch Michelle
In the V12 headed to the hotel
Hydro lit up weed in the air
She feening to get bent legs in the air
She want her hair pulled spank her derriere
We interrupted by a phone call by Joe the player
That boy tell me he got big bricks for sale
Since it’s money over bitch, yeah that’s my shit
That hoe got dropped quick like pigeon shit
That boy said he just hit a big ass lick
And he’s sitting on top of a 112 bricks
And he’ll let the boy get it 12 a brick
If I drive a 100 miles probably get there quick

4. “Deuces Wild”

Album: I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 2006

Classic Line: 

Rolling old school on second avenue in second gear
Re-ing up already the first gone and the second here
Out the window, see an image, kind of fuzzy but it’s getting clear
It’s a nigga, with a pistol, moving quick and he’s getting near
Hot hand reaching for the heat on the other seat
Oh shit, ‘nother nigga, at the window, on the creep
Hold up but it, I ain’t trippin’ I was slippin’, got me
In fact lil buddy let me show you just how G I be
You can have this 4-4-2, and you ain’t got to worry ’bout me
2 stacks on the seat, half an O’ in the trunk
If you don’t mind can I keep the purp sack and the blunt?
That’s when the second nigga said “let’s put him in the trunk”

3. “Pressure (ft Ice Cube)”

Album: I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind Volume II 2008

Classic Line: 

Motherfuckas I just bought some new chuckas
The old ones bloodied up from stomping out mo’ suckas
Big bad Killa
Big black gorilla
King Kong on you monkey ass niggas
Step and fetch funky ass, flunky ass niggas
Dick in the booty for your Massa’ ass niggas
I don’t fear no man
Not Bush not Clinton not Osama
Ask your Uncle Thomas how he choose Massa’ over Obama
You could have a million dollars and a white collar
Liberation costs more then a damn dollar
It costs what Christ gave
King gave
X gave
A billion dollars don’t make you an ex-slave
Nigga With an Attitude since fifth grade
I never behave
Rather be a dead man than a live slave

2. “Ric Flair”

Album: Pl3DGE 2008

Classic Line: 

To make it out the ice cold streets of the city
Your mindstate gotta be as wicked as Fiddy
Can’t love life suckling on mama’s titty
‘Cause life is a bitch and a bitch ain’t with it
You gotta have faith livin’ life on Biggie
I’m ready to die for the money, who is with me?
Life after death, hey this must be hell
I asked for six figures, God gave back self
I’m on my way to heaven in a Porsche 911
Buried in my car, I’m surrounded by a harem
Surrounded by my brethren, my funeral is legend
Buried like a Pharaoh with my jewelry in the desert
The government will hate me like Jesus, but fuck ’em
I did it for the grind, I did it for the hustle
I did it for the people on the bottom in the struggle
I did it for my comrades, did it ’cause I love ’em

1. “Scared Straight”

Album: Monster 2003

Classic Line: 

After high school, I gained lots of weight
And I ain’t talkin’ bout calories put on by steak
The recipe I’m cookin’ may send me upstate
Use bakin’ soda, cook the pie, collect cake
Now Pillsbury, these niggas kick down doors
Find out what mills bury
Shit’s very intense and criti-cal
And when we drew pistols shit got piti-ful
The first lick was bullshit, a half a brick
We robbed the middle man and a bum bitch, the dumb bitch
But between me and him and that ho
We walked away with 18 and a bigger score
Some nigga named Salvatore from El Salvador
Got silver teeth and a scar on his jaw
Young Antonio Montana, held up mansion north Atlanta
We hit’em hard as doors hammer, yea!

Best Killer Mike Guest Verses

10. Bone Crusher “Never Scared”

Album: AttenCHUN! 2003

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9. Big Boi “Kill Jill”

Album: Boomiverse 2017

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8. Jay-Z “Poppin’ Tags”

Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse 2002

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7. Chiddy Bang “Neighborhood”

Album: The Preview (EP) 2009

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6. Yelawolf “Slumerican Shitizen”

Album: Radioactive 2011

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5. Logic “Confess”

Album: Everybody 2017

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4. PRhyme “Underground Kings”

Album: PRhyme 2014

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3. Outkast “The Whole World”

Album: Big Boi and Dre Present…OutKast 2001

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2. OutKast “Snappin’ & Trappin’

Album: Stankonia 2000

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1. Immortal Technique “Civil War”

Album: The Martyr 2011

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