In 1995, Killer Mike briefly attended Morehouse College, where he met producers The Beat Bullies and eventually Big Boi of Out Kast.
And the coach responded to the question with Leachian aplomb, burrowing into a series of increasingly opaque digressions: He suggested taking a girl somewhere casual that doesn't serve salad so that she'll eat "real food" and then she'll relax, and he mentioned that he took his wife on their first date to an A&W after playing a rugby game, and he confessed that he used a two-for-one coupon book, and then he launched into an extended defense of the utilization of coupons on a first date.
But this was also Mike Leach five years ago, when he was asked the same dating-advice question while coaching at Texas Tech.
Which means he's been around long enough that even his quirkiest character-driven material is beginning to circle back upon itself.
In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society.
In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.
He was also featured on several other tracks that year, including "Poppin' Tags" from Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2. Following the release of his own material, he appeared on "Flip Flop Rock" and "Bust" on the Speakerboxx half of Out Kast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double album. on the song "Never Scared" by Bone Crusher in his album Atten CHUN! It peaked at #26 on the Hot 100, becoming Mike's second top 40 hit ("The Whole World" being the first). Music and Cancer 4 Cure were released within weeks of each other, the two rappers decided to tour together.