Saturday, December 4, 2021

Killer Mike’s New Public Art Piece/Mural & Documentary / WATCH

*Killer Mike, iconic musician and salient voice for social activism, is being celebrated with an all-new mural created and painted by artist Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar.

Currently up in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, just around the corner from Mike’s barbershop and the birth place of Martin Luther King Jr., the mural depicts Killer Mike’s ‘Never Stop’ commitment to his family and local community through activism, entrepreneurship and art.

60 Second Docs is telling Killer Mike’s personal story and his deep connection with Atlanta as part of its ‘Never Stop’ video series in partnership with Cadillac. The short documentaries explore the stories of fearless and innovative cultural icons with a deep community connection, culminating in the reveal of a public mural celebrating their journey, the first of which is Killer Mike’s.

Killer Mike: “I have been wanting something original from Fabian for some time now, so to have him do one of me is an honor. It’s a beautiful piece that reflects my approach to life.”

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Killer Mike mural
Killer Mike Mural

Location of the mural: 
488 Edgewood Ave, SE Atlanta, GA 30312)

About the Partnership: 
Killer Mike has been a pillar in his community, an advocate for black businesses, and has used his platform to champion a love for the arts making him a fitting figure for Cadillac’s ‘Never Stop Arriving’ Campaign and the first subject for 60 Second Docs’ “Never Stop” Series. Raised in the Adamsville/Collier Heights neighborhood in Northwest Atlanta, Killer Mike has been an activist since the age of 15, advocating for restorative social justice & anti-violence programs. Recently, he founded Greenwood, an online bank designed to support Black-owned businesses. At his SWAG Shop barber shops, he’s offered free haircuts, braids, and school supplies for Atlanta’s children. As a solo music artist, the Grammy-award winner has released five full-length albums, and four albums as part of the duo Run the Jewels. His commitment to arts and culture was recognized recently when he was appointed to a three-year term for the prestigious High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

60 Second Docs is the top digital documentary brand, exploring the stories of the world’s most interesting and unique characters in premium, short-form documentaries. The Webby Award winner for best documentary and social video series can be found across major social platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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