Machine Gun Kelly quits rock

After releasing two chart-topping pop-punk albums, Machine Gun Kelly announces that he is abandoning rock music for hip hop.

Barely a month after the release of his second pop-punk record n°1, Consumer Sale, Machine Gun Kelly has announced that he is officially done with rock music for now and plans to return to his original hip hop roots.

He told Kevan Kenney of Audacy, “I’m going to step into where I left ‘Hotel Diablo’ and expand my storytelling as a rapper and find an innovative new sound for Machine Gun Kelly hip-hop.”

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Nearly a year and a half after his controversial but wildly successful gender switch, which was reportedly linked to his feud with Eminem, the rapper-turned-pop-punk star thinks he’s achieved what he set out to do in the rock scene.

“I created ‘Tickets’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ because I wanted to do them. I now also have to make people miss that sound,” he said to Kenney. “Because ‘Tickets’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ are companion albums, I don’t think making a third one is so [sonically aligned with the last two albums] going to be thrilling unless it’s missed.

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the Emo Girl hitmaker says his next LP will be the start of his hip hop revival.

“I’m going to make a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no points to prove, no chip on my shoulder,” he said.“If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to, number one, drive myself crazy and number two, not make a good product.”

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Before her official pop-punk retirement, however, Kelly will embark on a 52-date world tour, with Avril Lavigne and other opening acts, to celebrate her latest album, General public sale. The tour will begin in Austin, Texas on June 8.

According to MGK, “I’m going to do this tour and I’m going to step into where I left Hotel Diablo and grow my storytelling as a rapper and find an innovative new sound for Hip Hop Machine Gun Kelly. This is where my enthusiasm lies and where I, as an archaeologist of music, want to explore. »