Killer Mike Shares “Humble Me”

Killer Mike’s career has only continued to gain momentum across a landmark decade of accolades and achievements, but recently there’s been a specific day on people’s minds when they think of the firebrand MC. On Feb 4th Mike won all three Grammy awards he was nominated for, including Rap Album of the Year, for his defining solo album MICHAEL. Within an hour he was arrested while still at the awards show, generating a vortex of speculation about what had happened and how it affected Mike’s mindset. With today’s release of his new single “HUMBLE ME” Mike has made it clear that he is ready to open up about that fateful day. 

“I was in the studio the very next day. I’m as inspired as ever and I’m just following the music at this point,” states Mike. “All my heroes have been cuffed and mishandled in some way. I just thanked God in that moment of being Daniel in the lion’s den. I came out of the jailhouse in the pouring rain to my wife waiting for me, lit a joint, celebrated a bit and then woke up and got the news about my son’s kidney,” he continues, referencing the news that arrived the next day that a kidney donor was found for his son Pony Boy. “I believe that humility and worship granted me God’s grace in the face of that test, and I believe my son receiving his kidney was a blessing from God.”

Details about his impending release are anticipated soon. In the meantime, Mike has already embarked on the expansive international Down By Law tour, backed by his choir The Mighty Midnight Revival – find full dates below.


July 3 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

July 5 – Quebec City, QC Festival D’Ete

July 6 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest

July 7 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

July 9 – Halifax, ON – Halifax Jazz Fest

July 12 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Fest

July 26-28 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelson- ville Music Fest

July 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Fest

July 29 – New York, NY – Blue Note

July 30 – New York, NY – Blue Note

July 31 – New York, NY – Blue Note

August 2 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre

August 3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

August 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

August 7 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

August 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Ogden Amphitheatre

August 9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

August 10 – Seattle, WA – Thing Festival

August 19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

August 22 – Dublin, IE – National Stadium

August 23 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow

August 26 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

August 27 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

August 29 – Paris, FR – Bataclan

August 30 – Cologne, DE – Arlswerk Victoria

September 29 – St. Louis, MO – Evolution Fest

October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo