Killer MikeI’m a big hip hop fan, but even the most diligent of us sometimes lets good music fall through the cracks. My most recent example of that is Killer Mike. I’ve known who Killer Mike is for years. The Atlanta rapper has done plenty of verses on various Dungeon Family joints and he even has a Grammy.

But for whatever reason, I had never picked up any of his six solo albums.  That is until one day my neighbor DJ King Cut suggested that I specifically pick up R.A.P. Music, Killer Mike’s most recent album released in the spring of 2012.

Bought it, loved it from the very first verse and for the past few weeks, I’ve been rocking it like it just came out. It’s smart, it’s gangster, it’s funny, it’s thought-provoking, the producer El-P goes hard on the beats. It’s just a great album.

It’s been a minute since I was so moved by an album someone put me up on, so I was inspired to reach out to Killer Mike. I was getting a little flack from my fellow hip hop heads for not really being into Killer, so I thought I should ask him for a late pass.

My whole fangirl letter is here, but in short, I told him how dope the album was, what I liked about it, how I was looking forward to listening to his other albums and of course I asked him for a late pass.

I tweeted the link to the letter to him and this was his response:


Is he not awesome? Mind you, I tweeted him that link a little before 8 o’clock in the morning. He responded less than 10 minutes later. Dope, talented, smart AND humble? I love it.

And there you have the story of that one time I wrote Killer Mike a fangirl letter and he responded.

Have you had any memorable social media encounters with your favorite celebrities?


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  • Anon

    Two stories for the price of one!

    • Yvette

      Right? Lol.

    • LOL – it was a mistake. Sorry!

  • He hosted a local radio show here in Atlanta….he is articulate and intelligent…just the kind of rapper they don’t want to promote.

  • Several years ago, Fishbone came to my city and performed in a small venue. My S/O and I were the only black faces in the crowd and they ripped up the set and then some! After the show, I got meet Angelo Moore and he was gracious, and very sweet.
    I got a hug and kiss on the cheek!

    let’s just say that I was on cloud nine for a long time after that :)


  • Killer Mike is in my top 5. I’ve been down since DF. I’ve enjoyed witnessing him flourish and always look forward to his shows here in Atlanta. I’m happy to hear that a fellow lady hip hop head is feeling his message. R.A.P Music is a great album to be (re)introduced to. I would recommend Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II as well.

  • Kay

    I met Les Nubians when they performed years ago at this little spot in downtown Chicago. Their albums do not do them justice! They sound awesome live and were spectacular entertainers. Then after the show, I got to meet them and spoke to them a bit. They were so humble and down to earth. I also met Questlove while walking around downtown about a week later. He was so cool and even took a pic with me. My hubby was so jealous! :-)