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Killer Mike Gives Us A Sneak Peek Of His Conversation With Bernie Sanders

The rap star and the presidential candidate seem to agree on most issues.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Killer Mike, the rapper-activist who has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) campaign for president, on Monday released short clips of their conversation about politics, called "Killer Mike presents: Talking Shop with Bernie Sanders."

Killer Mike, the Atlanta-based entertainer also known as Michael Render, sat down with Sanders last month for a nearly hour-long conversation on topics ranging from marijuana legalization to Social Security. 

The rapper endorsed Sanders in June, citing the Vermont senator’s call to restore the Voting Rights Act, which the Supreme Court gutted in 2013. He spoke at a campaign rally for Sanders in Atlanta in November. (The two also ate at a famous local soul food joint.)

During last month's meeting, Sanders and Killer Mike taped a discussion about politics at the rapper's barber shop, the SWAG Shop. Killer Mike teased short clips of that conversation Monday afternoon. He plans to release videos of the full conversation on Tuesday via his YouTube and Facebook pages.

Killer Mike calls himself a capitalist, while Sanders is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist. Beyond the labels, though, the two found much common ground. For example, they agreed that the federal government shouldn't classify marijuana as an illegal drug in the same category as heroin. 

"I'm a marijuana smoker and that is absolute bullshit," Killer Mike tells Sanders.

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They also talked about Donald Trump: 

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And conservative attempts to cut programs like Social Security: 

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