Killer Mike has shared a powerful live version of ‘Motherless’.
The track is one of the central tenets on recent solo album ‘Michael’, a universally acclaimed project that saw the rapper speak his truth. Searingly autobiographical, the record will be followed by an intimate sold out headline show at Lafayette in London – his first UK solo show in 11 years.
‘Motherless’ was an immediate fan favourite, and Killer Mike returns to the song for this special live version. Flexing his musicality alongside Robert Glasper and Eryn Allen Kane, it results in something the rapper freely labels an “outpouring of emotions…”
Killer Mike comments:
Two years ago I was asked to get on ‘Black Superhero’ by Robert Glasper – the song was incredible and he’d go on to win a Grammy for that album. My only regret was that we weren’t in the same room when we made it. So when talk of him remixing Motherless came up it was a no brainer only this time we wanted to be in studio together along with Eryn Allen Kane.
Someone was smart enough to have cameras there capturing us making this tribute to my mother, Druzella Denise Clonts aka OG Mama Niecy and Rob’s mother, Kim Yvette Glasper. Performing this song is never easy – I wept every night on tour.
The outpouring of emotions has been part of healing. To all those who belong to Motherless club I pray this helps and to all those who are lucky enough to have their mothers – call them!
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion