In honor of his work in elevating the community, entrepreneurship, activism and music, Killer Mike was celebrated today with an official “Killer Mike” Day at Atlanta City Hall today (July 17).
“I respect you in so many ways,” said City Councilman Andre Dickens. He also called the Atlanta rapper (whose real name is Michael Render) honest, articulate and authentic.
Render was honored back in March by State Sen. Nan Orrock, a Democrat from Atlanta, sponsored the honoring “the Killer” and “the Driller” in the Georgia Senate for their work as “outstanding ambassadors of the City of Atlanta’s commitment to providing clean, safe drinking water.”
In September 2016, the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management named a a tunnel-boring machine after Killer Mike. The machine, known as “Driller Mike,” is a tool used to create emergency drinking water for the city, if needed.