Killer Mike continues his critical acclaimed success with being awarded HipHopDX’s Album of the Year

Posted: January 1, 2009 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases

How do you end the perfect year?  For Killer Mike it was receiving the award for both Album of The Year (I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II) and Video of the Year (“Pressure”) from online powerhouse, HipHopDX.  Being recognized on numerous top 10 lists in major music magazines that include XXL, URB and XLR8R is just a continuation of this joy ride Mike has been coasting on all year long.

The beginning of 2008 started with Mike embarking on his indie venture.  He signed a deal with SMC Recordings and began putting the finishing touches on his upcoming release. With SMC’s undeniable support, Mike was able to do the album he had wanted to do for sometime.  In July he released I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II to critical acclaim.  Receiving recognition from his peers and his fans has been a blessing for Mike and has shown him that his hard work for the past year has certainly paid off.  Mike explains, ”When I completed Pledge II…  the three statements that came to mind were ‘The era of the Bullshit Is over’, ‘fire your Boss and be a Boss’ and ‘this album is the Soundtrack to Your Success’.  As I continue on my grind, I run into supporters who tell me Pledge II has inspired everything from quitting trappin’ and going legit, to people in military service, small business starts-ups as well as being just simply motivational music to get through the day.”
One of Mike’s many fans included fellow ATL-ien and chart topping rapper, TI.  After expressing interest in Mike as a possible addition to his Grand Hustle label, TI offered a major label record deal to Mike that would still give him the opportunity to be his own boss by recording and releasing albums through indie favorite, SMC Recordings.  Mike looks forward to the New Year, “In ’09 I look forward to furthering the gospel of the grind through my partner ship with SMC and also forming a new and valued partner ship with TI and Grand Hustle.”

2008 was a phenomenal year for Killer Mike, Is it possible for him to top it?  With a new album coming out in the spring, I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind III, and many other projects in the works – 2009 looks like it will be a banner year for this amazing artist!

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