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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Listen to Killer Mike's 'Don't Die'

"Mothafucka, my dad was a cop/You don't think I know a dirty-ass cop when I see one?/Shakedown, takedown, disrespectin' the badge-ass BITCH."

If Killer Mike was "very angry" in his interview with MTV's Sway last week, on "Don't Die" he is absolutely furious. The track comes from Mike's upcoming album R.A.P. Music, still set to drop May 15 via Atlanta's Williams Street Records.

Part of the song's high-octane appeal comes from Def Jux head El-P's trademark production, which is psycho-frantic and sweepingly cinematic at the same time. Mike delivers the song's sharp rhetoric in stark, breathless, uncompromising terms - presumably, the tune was penned before the Trayvon Martin case, but its message echoes more loudly because of that confoundingly unresolved tragedy.

Listen here or stream below:

Mike, per the press release: "So we never forget Fred Hampton, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell and other good men killed unjustly by Police in this country. R.I.P. Trayvon."

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