On Friday (April 2), the Run The Jewels OG took to his Instagram account to sing the Long Beach native’s praises after apparently getting a sneak peek of his upcoming album.
“Every time I C @vincestaples my spirit is lifted,” Killer Mike captioned their photo where he was smiling ear to ear. “After hearing his new project I repeat and repeat he beyond “Gifted”. Love & Respect always! His mother raised a, G. God bless her his dad and his hood!”
In an adjacent Instagram post, the Atlanta-bred MC snapped a shot of himself in the booth with one of his favorite catchphrases: “Happy 420” while his Run The Jewels DJ Trackstar hyped him in the comment section.
Vince Staples hasn’t released an album since 2018’s FM! where he brandished a track titled “Run The Bands.” Killer Mike hasn’t released a solo album since 2012’s R.A.P. Music but is coming off another Run The Jewels banner year where the group’s RTJ4 became their first project to reign on the Billboard 200’s Top 10.
During the 2021 Grammy Awards, Killer Mike joined Lil Baby to perform his HipHopDX Award-nominated “Walking In The Snow” verse intertwined with the Quality Control rapper’s HipHopDX-Award-winning “The Bigger Picture.”