made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (January 5, 2016) where he entertained the ‘mainstream’ with his witty banter, which was followed by a chase of social consciousness.
Mike has been quite successful in expanding his brand and he is now recognized nationwide as not only a rap artist, but as a civic leader and an activist.
As you know, Killer Mike is also hardcore Bernie Sanders supporter…
[WATCH: Killer Mike Interviews Democratic Nominee Bernie Sanders… (VIDEO)]
Mike jokingly spoke for ‘all Black people’ during his interview but he made a solid point as to why he chose to support Sen. Sanders run, stating:
Dr. King in his last two years of life talked about a ‘poor people’s campaign,’ organizing unions on behalf of poor workers, organizing against a war machine that was perpetuating violence against Vietnam.
Bernie Sanders is the only politician who has consistently (for 50 years) taken that social justice platform into politics. And right now, we have an opportunity to elect someone who is directly out of the philosophy of ‘Kingian’ non-violence.
We can directly elect someone that cares about poor people, cares about women, gay, black rights… cares about lives that don’t look like his and THIS OPPORTUNITY in history is not going to come in another 20 years.
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