Killer Mike continues to do big things for Atlanta
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are just around the corner and one of Atlanta’s own will be the first-ever recipient of the Change Maker Award. Grammy Award-Winning rapper Killer Mike let the world know that outside of rap there is something more to say. With the platform built during his rap career, Atlanta-based rapper-activist used that to help cultivate change. His community efforts in the black community are noteworthy.
Undoubtedly, Killer Mike makes a conscious effort to bring awareness to social and political matters in the black community. He places emphasis on social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. Mike Bigga isn’t just all talk either. The rapper-activist is very active in the fight for equality and does so in an unmatched fashion.
So what has Killer Mike been up to?
The “Run the Jewels” artist recently announced the launching of Greenwood, a digital bank co-founded by Bounce’s TV Ryan Glover, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, and Killer Mike. Named after the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, better known as Black Wall Street, and will cater to Black and Latinx communities.
Greenwood was launched to assist in combating entry barriers black-owned businesses tend to face when applying for loans at white-owned banks. This is definitely a game-changer. Killer Mike also teamed up with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to assist Atlanta residents in completing the 2020 census. Completing the census would heighten communities’ access to more resources.
Where can we see Killer Mike accept the Change Maker award?
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC on October 14 at 8 pm ET. The awards show will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with Kelly Clarkson as the host.
Presented by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Killer Mike will receive the award at the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta. Both Mayor Bottoms and Killer Mike work closely in the fight, not only for racial equality but also a better quality of living for the black community.
Killer Mike expressed his acceptance of the award on his Twitter on Monday.
I’m humbled to be the inaugural recipient of the @BBMAs Change Maker Award and to be presented with this honor by Atlanta’s Mayor @KeishaBottoms. Tune-in Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC! #BBMAs
Love and Respect to those that #PlotPlanStategizeOrganizeMobilize on the daily pic.twitter.com/riZzL371bp
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) October 12, 2020