I’m a big hip hop fan, but even the most diligent of us sometimes lets good music fall through the cracks. My most recent example of that is Killer Mike. I’ve known who Killer Mike is for years. The Atlanta rapper has done plenty of verses on various Dungeon Family joints and he even has a Grammy.
But for whatever reason, I had never picked up any of his six solo albums. That is until one day my neighbor DJ King Cut suggested that I specifically pick up R.A.P. Music, Killer Mike’s most recent album released in the spring of 2012.
Bought it, loved it from the very first verse and for the past few weeks, I’ve been rocking it like it just came out. It’s smart, it’s gangster, it’s funny, it’s thought-provoking, the producer El-P goes hard on the beats. It’s just a great album.
It’s been a minute since I was so moved by an album someone put me up on, so I was inspired to reach out to Killer Mike. I was getting a little flack from my fellow hip hop heads for not really being into Killer, so I thought I should ask him for a late pass.
My whole fangirl letter is here, but in short, I told him how dope the album was, what I liked about it, how I was looking forward to listening to his other albums and of course I asked him for a late pass.
I tweeted the link to the letter to him and this was his response:
I am genuinely moved by your words.No such thing as late. It was the universe in its timing.I So appreciate you @love_is_dope.Thank u.
— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) March 18, 2013
Is he not awesome? Mind you, I tweeted him that link a little before 8 o’clock in the morning. He responded less than 10 minutes later. Dope, talented, smart AND humble? I love it.
And there you have the story of that one time I wrote Killer Mike a fangirl letter and he responded.
Have you had any memorable social media encounters with your favorite celebrities?