Killer Mike: America's Latest Top 10 Artist

Monster Debuts at #10 on Top 200 Album Sales Chart & #4 on R&B Album Chart

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Mar 21, 2003

Columbia Records -- Monster, Killer Mike's eagerly-awaited debut album on Aquemini/Columbia Records, has just debuted at #10 on the Top 200 Album Sales Chart with first week's sales of 80,000 copies. Monster has also debuted at #4 on the R&B Album Sales chart.

Born in Adamsville, in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, Killer Mike became a serious contender in the hip-hop world for the furious flow he brought to the OutKast's "The Whole World," the track from Big Boi & Dre Present ... OutKast which just won this year's Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group Grammy Award.

Killer Mike joined forces with Columbia Records labelmates Dead Prez for the 2003 Lyricist Lounge tour beginning February 2 in Philadelphia. First launched in the winter of 1991 in a tiny club at 45 Orchard Street in New York City, the Lyricist Lounge has evolved into an national touring entity and has included the late Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Mobb Deep, Lord Have Mercy & Rah Digga, Mos Def, and many others among its participants.

Monster, Killer Mike's ferociously anticipated debut, is the first release on OutKast's newly launched Aquemini label, and has already spawned the underground hit single, "AKshon (yeah!)" and the follow-up, "A.D.I.D.A.S.," featuring Big Boi.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Media, Tony Ferguson, New York,
+1-212-833-4595, or tony_ferguson@sonymusic.com, or Online press, Lisa Linder
Online & Emerging Technologies, New York, +1-212-833-6666; or
lisa_linder@sonymusic.com, both of Columbia Records

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/
http://www.killermike.net/