Grammy-winning rapper T.I. and Killer Mike are doing more for their cities than you think. The Atlanta natives have teamed up to help strengthen Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms‘ efforts to better their neck of the woods.
Killer Mike has hit up social media to reveal he and Tip have joined the mayor’s transition team.
Remember all those “ig haters saying what they wish rappers and athletes wud do with their time, Money and resources”. Well now that it’s happening u can STFU complaining and get active locally to help me, @troubleman31 & our New Mayor Make Atlanta a city where all it’s citizens can do the same no matter fame or status. #WeAllAreNatives #WeAllAreWestSiders #WeAllAreFDHS #225 #WeAllWannaBeBetterForAtl #GetYoButtUpAndWorkWithUs #MeAndTipWorking #UcanToo! #YallHatersMadeMySisterMad 😂 #KidsReadingThisStayAtIt #EveryThingUDreamIsPossible #DontLetAnyOneTellUDifferent
Last week, Mayor Bottoms officially announced nearly 40 members of her transition team which included the two hip-hop standouts.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday announced a 38-member transition team that includes the CEOs of Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and United Parcel Services Inc. (NYSE: UPS), as well as Killer Mike and rapper T.I. “The 38-strong transition team represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth,” said Bottoms, who was flanked by her two transition co-chairs – Vicki Palmer, a retired executive from Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE: CCE); and Larry Gellerstedt III, CEO of Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ). (Biz Journals)
At the same event, Mayor Bottoms said youth violence would demand the transition team’s immediate attention.
Bottoms said she wanted to attract a team that was forward-thinking. “The team will help put a framework around certain initiatives,” she said. At the news conference, Mayor Bottoms said addressing youth violence tops her agenda. (Fox 5 Atlanta)
Earlier this month, Killer Mike hinted at something big brewing with T.I.