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Killer Mike

Killer Mike is a famous American actor, rapper, and activist. Moreover, Killer Mike founded Grind Time Official Records which was launched by Fontana Distribution and SMC Recordings.

Early Life and Education

Michael Santiago Render best known by his stage name Killer Mike was born on 20th April 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America.

As of now, this multi-talented person is 47 years old and holds American nationality. Moreover, he has the zodiac sign of Aries and he belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

His mother’s name is Denise Render and his father’s name is unknown. Moreover, his father was a police officer, while his mother was a florist. Regarding his sibling, there is no information regarding it.

Talking about his academic career, he graduated from Atlanta’s Douglass High School in 1993. In 1995, he enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Later on, Mike dropped out of college shortly after.

Relationship Status

He married Shana Shay in 2006. Moreover, they dated for a long time and married after that. The couple has four children whose names are Pony, Mikey, Aniyah, and Malik.

He made news in April 2017 when he celebrated his birthday with a huge marijuana-themed party. At the party, he gave away $10,000 worth of cannabis.

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Caption: Killer Mike with his wife Shana Render (Source: Very Celeb)


In 2003, he won Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group for his single album with Outkast.

He received the first-ever Billboard Change Maker Award in 2020, which was developed to honor an artist or group who uses their music and stardom to speak truth to power.

Killer Mike – Net Worth 2023

Talking about his net worth, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million which he earned from his musical and acting career. Moreover, this singer has not disclosed his income and salary in public yet.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his profession, Killer Mike’s first appearance was in Stankonia’s single called Snapping & Trapping by Outkast. Again, the next year, he made his appearance in their single titled The Whole World.

That same year, he starred in Jay-Z’s album, The Blueprint 2 in its single titled Popping Tags.

In 2003, his first album Monster was released. Akshon and A. D. I. D. A. S. were two of the group’s singles.

Big Boi’s second album, Ghetto Extraordinary, was recorded in 2005, but its release was delayed following a dispute between him and Sony Records.

Three years later, the mixtape was released. In 2006, he released his second official album, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind.

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Caption: ‘Run the Jewels’ performing in a concert (Source: Variety)

In 2011, Cartoon Network executive Jason DeMarco introduced him to EI-P who is a rapper and a producer. Moreover, EI-P produces Killer’s R.A.P. Music album.

Following the album’s popularity, the two rappers decided to go on tour together and later worked as a duo under the name ‘Run the Jewels.’ They released a free eponymous album in 2013.

Moreover, they released their second free album the following year, and then in 2015, they released Meow the Jewels, a re-recorded version of Run the Jewels II made entirely of cat sounds.

In December 2016, they released their third album as a duo.

As an actor and social activist

Aside from music, Killer Mike has also tried acting, appearing in films such as ATL, Idlewild, and 20 Funerals.

From 2006 to 2008, he was the voice of Taqu’il (the rapper/actor-turned-US President) in the animated series Frisky Dingo.

He’s also a well-known social activist who works on a variety of issues, including systematic racism, social equality, police brutality, and many more.

He and his wife Shana launched a barbershop on November 1, 2011, which was named Graffitis SWAG.

Body Measurements

This singer is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 120 kg. In addition, he has black hair with black eyes color and his body measurement is 44-36-36 inches.

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Caption: Killer Mike posing for a photo(Source: The Bitter Southerner)

Killer Mike – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 1.7 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 559.2k followers on Twitter and more than 252k followers on Facebook.

Killer Mike has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are more than 69.2k subscribers.