(GEMS RADIO)—Machine Gun Kelly will return to his rap roots on his next album.
Rapper turned rocker turned rapper again, Machine Gun Kelly, is taking a page out of Kid Rock’s book. He is returning to his rap roots. Much like Kid Rock was a DJ then rocker, Machine Gun Kelly is closely following in his footsteps.
During an Audacy Music interview, MGK – whose real name is Colson Baker – stated: “I’m going to make a rap album for myself, for no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder. If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to one: drive myself crazy, and two: not make a good product. I made ‘Tickets’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound. […] I’m going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left ‘Hotel Diablo’ and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly. That’s where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”
He also said that the current pop punk revival will hopefully continue with or without him.
The rocker will be touring England in the Fall.