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f honesty is brutal and the truth hurts, Killer Mike is pain personified. Known among his peers as a man who holds his tongue for no one (not even his mentors Outkast), Killa Kill from Adamsville has used his talents to speak on whatever comes to mind and doesn’t give a damn what you think about it. Rather, he’s concerned that you think about it.

words: MAURICE G. GARLAND photos: JULIA BEVERLY B30

OZONE AUGUST 2005

Today, however, Mike is actually pondering what people think of him, or not think of him, for that matter. “I wasn’t on [OZONE’s] 25 Greatest Southern artists list, and that’s a problem for me,” he growls, puffing on a freshly unwrapped Al Capone cigar. “Somehow in the midst of twenty-five muthafuckas my name gets forgotten? I’ma make sure that never happens again.”

Ozone Mag #37 - Aug 2005  

Ozone Mag #37 - Aug 2005

Ozone Mag #37 - Aug 2005  

Ozone Mag #37 - Aug 2005

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