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Killer Mike Joins Board of Atlanta Art Museum With Plans to Diversify Audience

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on July 24, 2016 in New York City.
Killer Mike of Run the Jewels performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival – Day 3 at Randall’s Island on July 24, 2016 in New York City.

*Atlanta rapper Killer Mike has joined the 85-member board of an art museum in his hometown with an eye on helping to expand and diversify its patrons.

The activist, real name Michael Render, is reportedly one of four people who joined the board of directors for the High Museum of Art. Executives David Park of Georgia-Pacific and Keinon Johnson of Interscope Records are also among the new board members. All will serve three-year terms.

High director Rand Suffolk says in a statement the museum is thrilled to add the community leaders to its board. He says they’ll bring new perspectives and talents.

Killer Mike tells Atlanta’s 11 Alive he wants to align the museum with Atlanta’s artistic expressions like hip-hop. He says he’s the working-class social connectivity.

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