Killer Mike has been using his platform as a recording artist to further his advocacy efforts and his hard work is beginning to pay off.
As reported, not only has the Run the Jewels emcee helped improve Atlanta's water infrastructure, but he also was recently was rewarded for his philanthropy work by the Georgia State Senate.
In addition to being recognized for his community work, Killer Mike also gave a speech at the state capitol.
"Our children deserve decent housing," the rapper shared during his speech. "Gentrification should not make children poor. Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community."
He also shared an in-depth Instagram post detailing his thoughts on his recent honor, expressing his gratitude for receiving the proclamation from the state and detailing his plans for the future.
Take a look at Killer Mike speaking on his recent accomplishment in the post below.
I'm In GA's state Capital. The place where law is written. In these hollowed halls have walked the most powerful people from my state. As a kid I came here via school field trips and those trips are a part of my love affair with my states political history and the political process. I was awarded a proclamation from my state this morning. US Sen. Nan Orrock awarded me and after a short speech by her and myself she led me around from introductions and pictures. I shook hands with Dems and GOP'ers and expressed my desire to see Ga push for What is right and Equitable for the Common man and woman. I wanna see this day be the start of another kids love for politics and like me that kid can go on to effect change in a bigger way. Thank u to all I met with and greeted today. Your hard work is not unnoticed and wether D or R I hope you fight to make Georgia solid for all Georgians. #YesIWoreMyChain #HellTheRuralLegislatorsWorkJeansNBoots 😂 #IPicturedMySelfHereAsAKid #AllBlackWithTheChainLikeDMCandRun #RIPKMJ #ITookTheChainOffForMySpeechTho #TheRepublicansToldMyWifeThatWasClassy #HeHadOnBoots 🤔 #UmmaKeepShhhDoe 😆
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