Killer Mike Performs ‘Exit 9’ On ‘The Late Show’: Watch
Killer Mike performed Exit 9, from his Grammy Award-winning album MICHAEL on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, watch below.
It comes at a busy time for the Run The Jewels rapper, who appeared on Apple Music 1 over the weekend and revealed that MICHAEL is the first album in a trilogy, “The first album we got to kinda take the nine-year-old to where I’ve grown into as an adult, but I wanna cut deeper. There’s deeper levels to go, you know. We already plotting out what the next one’s gonna be, me and Cuz Lightyear were in the studio with Mike Will the next night. And we working.
“I just wanna work and produce works of art that’s gonna live long after I’m gone. So I can’t do that celebrating this too long. The celebration is fun, but after this, when I get back to Atlanta, I’ll be working.”
Killer Mike was recently in the news after winning three Grammys for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance. There was some controversy when the rapper was arrested and booked on a misdemeanour at the ceremony, he later clarified the situation in a statement, “I first want to extend my appreciation to the Grammy’s Committee for recognizing me and my team for the work that went into ‘MICHAEL.’ We are incredibly proud and are basking in this moment. I am also grateful that one of my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I learned that my son, who has been on the list for a kidney for years, finally has a match. Obviously, we are elated.
“I do want to note that last night, my team and I fielded a number of calls from concerned fans and colleagues wanting to know if I was OK. I greatly appreciate the concern and support, but I am better than OK. As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter. We experienced an over-zealous security guard but my team and I have the upmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing. Until that time, keep listening to ‘Michael,’ and keep going after your dreams.”