Killer Mike is preparing to release his new album, Michael, this Friday, and featured a collaboration with Atlanta rappers André 3000 and Future titled “Scientists and Engineers” as a final preview. stream below.
Also featuring a contribution from R&B singer Eryn Allen Kane, Instrumental’s “Scientists and Engineers” has futuristic synths that contrast with soulful backing vocals about living forever as the three rappers spit introspective verses. While Andre hopes to get a “second wind” at 80 and Future talks about turning a “trap house into a ranch,” Mike shuts down the track by promising to keep it “one hundred percent authentic.” He adds, “I don’t have any gimmicks, so I don’t protect ‘no photo’.”
Along with “Scientists and Engineers,” Mike shared the full lineup for the album, which includes Ty Dolla $ign, Curren $y, 2 Chainz, 6LACK, Kaash Paige, CeeLo Green, Jagged Edge, Mozzy, and Blxst. Previously, he previewed the album with Young Thug-assisted “RUN”, “Don’t Let the Devil” featuring fellow Run the Jewels member El-P and thankkugoodsir, “Motherless” with Eryn Allen Kane, and “Talkin Dat SHIT!” See the updated track listing below.
Michael It will be released on Friday, June 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-orders are ongoing. In support of the album, Killer Mike will head out on a summer US tour; Grab your seats here. The ride will be followed by Run the Jewels’ 10th Anniversary Tour in celebration of their self-titled debut. Tickets for it are available here.
Michael track list:
01. Down with the Law (with CeeLo Green)
02. Shed Tears (with Mozzie and Lena Bird Miles)
03.RUN (feat. Young Thug)
04.N Rich (with 6LACK & Eryn Allen Kane)
05. Talkin’ dat SHIT!
06. Slummerr (feat. Jagged Edge)
07. Scientists and Engineers (feat. Andre 3000, Future, and Erin Allen Kane)
08. Two Days (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
09. Spaceship Show (feat. Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Kaash Paige)
10. Exodus 9 (feat. Blxst)
11. Something for the Junkies (feat. Fabu)
12. The Moms (feat. Erin Allen Kane)
13. Don’t Let the Devil (feat. El-P and thankkugoodsir)
14. High and Holy (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)