“The struggle is a weapon and actually helps you”
— KILL EM ALL (Banksy)
Kill Em All is a St. Louis based music group creating atmospheric, conscious, and emotionally powerful Hip Hop. Kill Em All started with a simple idea born out of frustration- Make the most honest music Que Houston & Mikey Buzz Killian could create; voicing frustrations about a system and a culture that alienates humans from humanity. Despite the name Kill Em All is not a call to violence or condoning aggression against any particular group, but rather a message of resistance in the face of oppression. Their goal is simply to raise awareness and create solidarity to oppose the systematic problems within our society. With powerful lyrics, impressive rapping skills, deep and smooth voice, and an energetic live performance Que Houston is an extremely powerful artist and entertainer, delivering complex streams of thought that take on issues ranging from drug and physical abuse, police brutality, love and hate, friendships and betrayal, money and greed, social media, and everything in between. Knowing no boundaries and not sticking to current trends, Kill Em All is truly one of a kind.
"They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. Please understand. They are safe as long as they are not discovered. That is their primary method of survival. Keep us asleep, keep us selfish, keep us sedated."
Sometimes artists can create a piece of work and not fully understand the implications of that artwork or the striking similarities it shares with other powerful movies, songs, paintings etc. until they've had a moment to take a step back from their work. This has never been truer than the day Que & Mikey sat down and watched They Live (film 1988). A friend of theirs unknowingly introduced Que & Mikey to a movie that seemed to parallel themselves and spoke to their ideologies. The similarities between the main characters' unlikely bond in the face of adversity, along with a strong analogy to the problems in our culture and society, They Live only solidified the idea in their hearts and minds that "yes, something is wrong. Yes, we are being manipulated. Yes, we can do something about it with our art and ideas."
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