Killer Mike flaunts Run The Jewels’ first gold plaque, “Legend Has It” off their third album “RTJ3.”
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But while he’s given us countless verses and hard-hitting anthems, Killer Mike has never quite been a commercial juggernaut. In fact, he only recently secured his first gold plaque, a milestone he took to Instagram to celebrate. “We went gold!” captions Mike, showcasing a shiny new trophy earned through Run The Jewels‘ “Legend Has It.” “Another one coming soon. nobody speak on that tho. Another will be posted soon!”
As Kendrick Lamar once rapped on the classic “Hood Politics,”: “Critics want to mention that they miss when hip-hop was rappin? / Motherfucker, if you did, then Killer Mike’d be platinum.” While not quite platinum, the fact that RTJ just earned their first gold plaque certainly bodes well for the culture. Congratulations to Killer Mike and El-P, and here’s to many more.