Machine Gun Kelly Says He’s Going To Do A Rap Album For Himself
Machine Gun Kelly recently joined Audacity’s Check-In for an interview and revealed that he is currently planning to release a rap album in the future.
Following his fifth album ‘Tickets to My Downfall,’ Machine Gun Kelly shifted from making hip-hop to making pop-punk music. The rapper collaborated with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for this album and its follow-up titled ‘Mainstream Sellout.’
MGK is known for combining alternative and contemporary hip hop with rock music. However, after releasing the album titled ‘Mainstream Sellout’ on March 25, he became heavily criticized for not belonging to the rock music scene and not deserving the success these two albums brought.
In a previous interview, MGK revealed his thoughts about these criticisms and claimed he has always been in the rock music culture. Moreover, he added that he defied genres with his music and helped revive rock. A TikTok user even accused him of fake guitar-playing during performances despite his statements.
In a recent interview with Audacity’s Check-In, MGK revealed that he would make a rap album for himself and find a new innovative sound. He then said he was not making this to prove himself. Moreover, MGK stated he wants fans to miss the sound of his punk-rock albums, and a third album with the same sound would be unexciting.
During the conversation, Machine Gun Kelly said the following:
“I’m going to make a rap album for myself, for no other reason, no point to prove, or no chip on my shoulder. Not for like, ‘Okay, I did that. Now I got to show them that.’ If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to drive myself crazy and not make a great product. I made ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ because I wanted to make them.
I need to make people miss that sound because ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ are companion albums. I think making the third album that sounds the same is going to be unexciting unless it’s missed. So, I’m going to do this tour, and I’m going to step into where I left ‘Hotel Diablo,’ expound my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the ‘Hip-Hop Machine Gun Kelly.'”
You can watch the interview below.