“Jesus was like the original rapper though.”

Killer Mike joined a panel that included director John Waters on Real Time with Bill Maher last night and, among wide ranging discussions on racism, Bill O’Reilly and Baltimore, painted a rather accurate description of Jesus as the original rapper.

The Atlanta rapper and Run The Jewels collaborator has been one of the loudest and most public voice from the rap world to publicly discuss America’s race issues. This latest appearance further shows his eloquence and ability to strip away the media and political bias to get at the issues.

Watch clips from the show below. Mike’s Jesus comment is at around the 1:20 mark in the first video and the last clip includes Mike delving into the roots of hip hop culture and its birth in peace treaties between rival gangs. [Via Pitchfork]



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