Killer Mike is making some big waves in the news this week. The grammy-award winner will be the first recipient of the Change Maker Award at this years 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The award will be presented by the mayor of Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. and the show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.
Many of you know the Atlanta native from his features on Outkast’s album or from his duo with Run the Jewels. Mike won his Grammy from his feature on Outkast’s hit song , “The Whole World“. Not only is Killer Mike a rapper, he is a social-political activist.
The rapper has used his public platform to speak out against social issues, specifically: police brutality, inequality in Black communities and race relations. In addition to his fight for social justice, he also has partnered with his friend, Ryan Glover to create Greenwood.
Greenwood is a new digital bank, that is owned and operated by majority Black and Latino. Their sole mission is to provide banking for communities that are interested in supporting Black-owned businesses. They will specialize in financing Black and Latino entrepreneurs that may face issues obtaining loans from conglomerate bank companies.
If you caught Vol. 1, you’re definitely going to love Vol.2! Rihanna is bringing a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show. In collaboration with some of Hollywood and fashions biggest names, Rihanna wanted to bring something positive during a time filled with negatives. The brand provides luxury, yet reasonable lingerie for all shapes and sizes. The show will feature the beautiful models for the Savage X Fenty brand, as well as special performances from artist like Ella Mai, Bad Bunny, Roddy Rich, Miguel and more. Other appearance include, Lizzo, Big Sean and Normani. Something to lookout for is the collaboration with Christian Combs. The pair have created boxers for both men and women that can be seen in the Fall 2020 collection. The show drops today, available exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. The show will be available internationally in over 240 countries.