Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike is coming to Netflix next month with a six-part docuseries titled, Trigger Warning With Killer Mike. The new show is produced and hosted by the rapper and will provide viewers with a new spin on some of the unusual norms and cultural taboos that exist in today’s society.
A statement shared by Killer Mike to go with the show’s first trailer on Wednesday mentions that the series looks to provide “viewers the space to examine the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why nots’ that limit how some people move and operate in the world.”
Some of the talking points discussed between Killer Mike (real name, Michael Render) and his interview subjects will range from a Crips-branded soda drink to black Jesus to racism. Some of show’s topics are bound to make viewers slightly uncomfortable, but surely no worse than how Killer Mike must have felt when he first saw the trailer’s clip of a white woman confidently stating how she thinks most shootings and robberies are done by black people. Oof… Watch the trailer below:
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike – Teaser Trailer
“In six episodes, we explore the human condition using nontraditional approaches,” Killer Mike continued. “Not everyone will agree with my methods (and some of what we’re putting out is fucking crazy), but this show is about embracing your freedom to challenge societal expectations and conformity. This show is if an anarchist determined the status quo.”
This will not be the first time Killer Mike has used television to open up the discussion on some of the more controversial talking points of today. He’s appeared on talk shows like Real Time With Bill Maher, in addition to sitting down with then-Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders back in 2015 as part of the rapper’s Talking Shop series.
Speaking of Run The Jewels, Mike’s partner in the hip-hop duo, El-P, recently gave fans an update as to when their follow-up to 2016’s RTJ III might arrive. In a post shared to his Twitter on Tuesday, El-P mentioned, “At the risk of losing the mystery of it all, RTJ4 will probably hit around summer time. I’m sorry if that schedule disappoints anyone but we need the time to make sure the music doesn’t.”
Run The Jewels is currently scheduled to co-headline a concert with the Foo Fighters leading up to the Super Bowl in Atlanta come February. Trigger Warning with Killer Mike is scheduled to arrive on Nextlix January 18th.