Machine Gun Kelly hints at hip-hop shift for upcoming album
Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly, could take a step back in hip hop. The rapper-turned-pop-punk artist has just released his sixth studio album, “Mainstream Sellout,” and is gearing up for the album’s world tour.
The 32-year-old and his Hollywood fiancée, Megan Fox, have made several appearances in the news headlines. the last is about, well, blood. In an interview, Fox talked about some rituals the duo performed, which involved consuming “a few drops” of each other’s blood.
That aside, Machine Gun Kelly recently teased a return to the hip hop world. The artist revealed that he would make his next hip hop-themed album mainly because he wanted to. He added that creating some rarity to his popular pop-punk sound could do well for his music.
Machine Gun Kelly wants to make a rap album
Machine Gun Kelly is taking a break from rock music. The artist appeared on the “Audacy Check In” podcast and revealed he was taking time off rock music to focus on hip hop for his upcoming album.
This next album will be the sequel to the 32-year-old’s rock-oriented work, “Mainstream Sellout”. The album topped the Billboard 200 when released earlier this year. In his interview, MGK revealed that he would make a rap album for himself, adding that there was “no other reason”.
He said, “I’m going to do a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no points to prove, no chip on my shoulder. If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to one, driving myself crazy, and two, not making a good product.
Machine Gun Kelly on his “Mainstream Sellout” World Tour
The “I Think I’m Okay” artist mentioned his upcoming world tour for “Mainstream Sellout.” MGK has revealed that special guests like Avril Lavigne, WILLOW, Travis Barker, Iann Dior, Pvris, Trippie Redd, 44phantom and blackbear will all be part of the tour.
The 32-year-old added that he would focus on rapping again after the tour, mainly to “make people miss that sound”. “I did [2020’s] ‘Tickets’ [to My Downfall] and “Mainstream Sellout” because I wanted to do them. »
MGK continued, “Now I also have to make people miss that sound. I’ll take this tour, and I’ll enter where I left with [2019’s] ‘Hotel Diablo’ and developing my storytelling as a rapper and finding an innovative new sound for Machine Gun Kelly hip hop. This is where my enthusiasm lies and where I, as an archaeologist of music, want to explore. »
MGK wants his move to pop-punk to help people
In a previous interview, MGK talked about his move into pop-punk and how he hoped the move would help people achieve their dreams instead of showering them with their fears. The 35-year-old said: ‘Don’t let people smother your dreams with their fears because your fire should run free.
MGK continued, “There’s someone right now who has the potential to be the greatest of all time, who’s being told that it’s the dumbest idea to chase a dream because the no one looking at it was too scared to pursue theirs.”
The “Bloody Valentine” artist went on to talk about “people in the rock genre” and their refusal to embrace him and how they acted like he didn’t belong. “I’m not letting that narrative stick,” he said. “I won’t let people keep bullying me into doing something that’s been true to me forever.”
Fox said she and MGK “consumed” each other’s blood
In an interview for British glamorIn the April issue, MGK partner Fox shed some light on her previous comments about the couple drinking each other’s blood. According to the actress, the act could not necessarily be called “drinking” because only a few drops were involved.
She said: “So I guess ‘drinking’ each other’s blood might mislead people, or people imagine us with goblets, and we’re like ‘Game of Thrones’, drinking each other’s blood. ‘other.” Fox continued, “It’s only a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other’s blood on occasion for ceremonial purposes only.”
The 35-year-old spoke of her interest in tarot cards, astrology, metaphysical practices and meditations. “I do rituals on new moons and full moons, and all those things. And so when I do, it’s a passage, or it’s used for a reason. And it’s controlled where it’s like, ‘Let’s shed a few drops of blood and drink each one,’ she said.