Killer Mike is the media's go-to for thoughts on police reform. At best, his music can be a springboard into liberationist hip-hop. But an issue arises when the press ignores calls for abolition while praising his lyrics like a radical manifesto.
Author Archives: Nicholas Vila Byers
Nicholas Vila Byers is a freelance writer who interrogates the nexus of power between rap music, popular culture, and anti-Blackness. Nick is an incoming doctoral student in UC Berkeley’s Rhetoric program, where he will continue work on a research project concerning suffering and decadence in trap music.