In an interview with SPIN, Killer Mike breaks down his newest work with El-P R.A.P. Music from the nitty grit. Track by track, Killer Kill from the ‘Ville outlines his thoughts and feelings on the 12-track EP with features from Bun B, T.I., Trouble & El-P himself. The full tape will release next Tuesday May 15th but you can stream it in full courtesy of SPIN right now.

On Big Beast (f. T.I., Bun B & Trouble):
“This is some that punch you in the face shit. I made ‘Re-Akshon’ ten years ago [which also featured T.I. and Bun B] and we never got a chance to shoot that video. Now after ten years, I have this record to validate that time of me not giving up. It may be one of my favorite records ever. I mean, no one gets kicked out of the NBA and then ten years later gets to come back and slam dunk on the their first shot. For me, to start the album off with it, I just wanted a banging-ass track!”

In other Mike news, he’s going to be touring this summer to promote R.A.P. with a return to Houston on June 22nd, Dallas the night before at the Granada & at the Mohawk in Austin on June 23rd. See the dates below:

June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
June 20 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
June 22 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
June 23 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
June 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
June 26 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
June 30 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
July 1 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
July 2 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fortune
July 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
July 6 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
July 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 8 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
July 9 – Toronto, Ontario @ Hoxton
July 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
July 12 – Providence, RI @ The Met
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
July 15 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel