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Killer Mike reveals Grammy-winning album "MICHAEL" is first in a trilogy

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Killer Mike. (Shutterstock/Sterling Munksgard)

Killer Mike might just have won three Grammy Awards, but he's not resting on his laurels.

In a live interview with Apple Music 1 on Saturday, the Run the Jewels rapper revealed that his award-winning sixth studio album "MICHAEL" is the first in a trilogy.

“The first album we got to kinda take the nine-year-old to where I’ve grown into as an adult, but I wanna cut deeper," he said. "There’s deeper levels to go, you know."

Mike said that he's already been in the studio with Cuz Lightyear, who wrote a number of tracks for "MICHAEL," and producer Mike WiLL Made-It planning the next instalment.

“I just wanna work and produce works of art that’s gonna live long after I’m gone," he added. "So I can’t do that celebrating this too long. The celebration is fun, but after this, when I get back to Atlanta, I’ll be working.”

Mike was the star of the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

He won the coveted Best Rap Album trophy for "MICHAEL," as well as the awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for his song "Scientists & Engineers" featuring André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane.

What was a memorable night for the 48-year-old, however, ended on a sour note.

After collecting his awards, Mike was arrested and booked on a misdemeanor after an alleged physical altercation with a security guard.

He was released a few hours later, but is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on February 29 for a hearing related to the incident.

In an official statement shared the next day, Mike shared his side of the story.

"We experienced an over-zealous security guard but my team and I have the upmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing," he said.


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