How much is Killer Mike worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 20, 1975|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Killer Mike
Killer Mike is the stage name of Michael Santiago Render, an American actor, activist, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Since the beginning of his career, he has released five full-length albums as a solo and four as a collaborative artist.
How Did Killer Mike Get So Rich?
Focusing his attention on music while being an actor in films and television series is how the skilled rapper became a millionaire. In early 2002 and 2003, after releasing several hits “Akshon”, “A.D.I.D.A.S.”, the Killer Mike secured a recording deal with the label Columbia Records. Through the label, in March 2003, he released his debut studio album (as a solo artist) titled “Monster”. The album was met with positive reviews and entered several US Billboard charts in the top ten. From the sales and promotions of his album, by the end of the year, Mike was able to earn more than $50.000.
For the next nine years, Killer Mike continued to release studio albums and create music for other artists. In early 2006, after he left Columbia Records, he founded his own label titled “Grind Time Official Records” through the SMC and Fontana Distribution. His sophomore album, “I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind” was his first album released through his record label and the first to be a commercial success. His other three solo albums (“I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II”, “PL3DGE”, “R.A.P. Music”) were far more successful and helped him pick up more than $250.000. At the same time, the rapper continued to collaborate with other names in the hip hop world – Three 6 Mafia, Shawty Lo, T.I., and Bun B to name a few.
Why is he so famous?
Killer Mike first rose to fame in the late 1990s when he began creating music for both himself and other artists. Michael was born on April 20, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s the first of two children to a policeman father and florist mother. He has a younger sister named Sarah. Both of them were raised by their grandparents in the Collier Heights neighborhood because their parents were teenagers at the time of their birth.
In 1995, Michael briefly attended the Morehouse College where he met the producers “The Beat Bullies” and Big Boi of the duo “Outkast”. A couple of years later, after he dropped out of high school to pursue a music career, he began creating projects. His music debut came in the OutKast song “Snapping and Tripping” from their album “Stankonia”. One year later, in 2001, he co-wrote and was a featured artist in the OutKast song “The Whole World”, which eventually won a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group”. By that time, he developed the stage name, Killer Mike.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes the hip hop artist so successful are his versatility and abilities to multi-task, all of which he has displayed for the past 25 years. At the peak of his music career in the mid-2000s, Killer Mike became an actor. His television debut came in the television series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” on the “Boost Mobile” episode from 2005.
The following year, he became a regular cast member of the show “Frisky Dingo”, where he remained for the next two years. His next roles were in the productions “Baby Driver”, “Run the Jewels”, “Animals”, “City of Lies” , and “Momma Named Me Sheriff”. His latest work on television was in the mini-series “The Good Lord Bird” and the upcoming film “America: The Motion Picture”.
After his final studio album from May 2012, he formed the musical duo “Run the Jewels” with fellow rapper El-P. Since then, the duo has released four collaborative albums named “Run the Jewels” that have peaked in music charts in European and North American countries.
The rapper Killer Mike began his career in his early twenties. Since 1995, he has been consistently producing and writing songs for both himself and many other artists. Over the course of his career, the actor and activist has earned more than $10 million from his many professions. Apart from the music industry, he has been highly praised for his work as a political and social activist that focused his attention on police brutality, social inequality, and systematic racism.