KILLER MIKE DROPS DOWN BY LAW VIDEO
ON THE HEELS OF EARNING THREE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS FOR ACCLAIMED SOLO ALBUM MICHAEL
TORONTO, ON – November 10, 2023 – Killer Mike has just been recognized with three GRAMMY Award nominations for his acclaimed 2023 album, MICHAEL (executive produced by No ID), including Best Rap Album and nods for SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (ft. Future, Andre3000, and Eryn Allen Kane) in both the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance categories.
In honour of the milestone, Mike has shared a brand new video for the album’s lead track and mission statement, DOWN BY LAW (feat. CeeLo Green). The Shane Smith directed visual is especially fitting for the occasion – an ebullient tribute to the city of Atlanta that portrays Mike meeting and celebrating among fans while delivering an unyielding barrage of bars about how the city shaped the person he’s grown to become, with a guest appearance from fellow Dungeon Family alum CeeLo Green who delivers the song’s powerful refrain. Watch the DOWN BY LAW video here.
MICHAEL was executive produced by No ID and released via Loma Vista Recordings, with a roster of features spanning multiple eras of rap, including Andre 3000, Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, 6LACK, EL-P, Blxst, Eryn Allen Kane, and more. The album has been heralded as “a complex portrait of Southern Black masculinity” for its holistic portrayal of Michael’s come up in Atlanta. Since its release and subsequent touring Mike has interfaced with countless fans, from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to New York’s Apollo Theatre to Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival, to the Clive Davis Theater in the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, who have been deeply moved and enriched by his relatable working-class story of perseverance, responsibility, and community. Mike and the album have been a cultural fixture throughout the year, with previous accolades including two BET Awards nominations for SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (in the IMPACT TRACK and SWEET 16 FEATURED VERSE categories) as well as nods from New York Times, Billboard, Esquire, BET, The Breakfast Club, Sway in the Morning, Vulture, SPIN, Idea Generation, and many, many more. Stream / purchase MICHAEL DELUXE here.