Michael Render "Killer Mike"
Michael Santiago Render is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and activist. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, which he launched through SMC and Fontana Distribution. Mike and fellow rapper El-P formed a duo in 2013, branding themselves Run the Jewels.
Mike is also known as a social and political activist, focusing on subjects including social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. In addition to addressing themes of racism and police brutality in his music, he has also delivered several lectures at colleges and universities, written about social justice topics for publications such as Billboard, and been the subject of interviews regarding police misconduct and race relations. Mike has been a supporter of PAWKids after partnering to purchase the famous Bankhead Seafood Company next to PAWKids and seeing the direct support to the under served Black in the Grove Park community PAWKids provides.