Rapper Killer Mike is celebrating his birthday by formally launching the countdown to his forthcoming solo album “Michael” via the release of the single “Don’t Let The Devil”, a collaboration with EL-P and thankyougoodsir. “Michael” marks the celebrated MC’s first solo project since his 2012 release “R.A.P. Music” and serves as an introduction to the totality of Michael Render, a lifelong rap fiend whose consciousness is seeped into the sounds of the community that raised him, multiple eras of southern rap flows, Sunday church service, and barbershop discourse. “Don’t Let The Devil” arrives in the wake of RTJ announcing a10-year anniversary this fall, the release of their collaborative sneakers with Nike this week, and Mike’s recent appearance on SXS, where he performed an intimate career-spanning show at Stubb’s flanked by a choir, and previewed several new songs that are expected to appear on the Atlanta rapper’s new album. He further brought the album to life at a private listening event in NYC this past Monday, where a couple hundred attendees crowded into St Ann’s & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn to hear Mike present the album in his own words. Listen to “Don’t Let The Devil” below.

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