Killer Mike is one artist who uses his platform to further his philanthropic efforts, and on Friday, the Georgia Senate honored him for his work to help improve Atlanta’s water infrastructure.
During his speech at the state Capitol, the Run the Jewels rapper spoke about children in the community and public servants.
“Our children deserve decent housing,” the rapper said. “Gentrification should not make children poor. Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community.”
As part of the honor, Atlanta also named an $11 million water drill after the rapper. “Driller Mike” will enable the city to store a month’s supply of water underground.