Is machine gun kelly really done with rock n roll?
For the time being, yes! After crossing over into the pop-punk lane for his last two albums, Machine Gun Kelly is planning his return to hip hop with a fresh new album on the way!
Machine Gun Kelly recently sat down for an interview on the Audacy Check In podcast, which aired on Tuesday (April 26). During the interview, he spoke about moving back into the rap space.
â€œIâ€™m going to make a rap album for myself," the Bad Boy artist said when asked what his next move would be, around the 19-minute mark of the interview. "For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder. Like, 'Okay, I did that. Now I gotta show them... ' It's just like, if I keep doing things to prove things to people, Iâ€™m going to one, drive myself crazy and two, not make a good product.â€
He continued, â€œI made Tickets [to My Downfall] and Mainstream Sellout because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound. And I need to also â€“ because Tickets and Mainstream Sellout are companion albums, I donâ€™t think making a third thatâ€™s so close â€“ like, sonically, making a third album is going to be unexciting unless itâ€™s missed.â€
Machine Gun Kelly scored two No. 1 albums by switching genres. But MGK isnâ€™t ready to completely abandon his Hip Hop roots.
â€œIâ€™m gonna do this tour and Iâ€™m gonna step into where I left Hotel Diablo and expound my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the Hip Hop Machine Gun Kelly,â€ he said. â€œAnd thatâ€™s where my excitement is and thatâ€™s where me, as a music archaeologist, wants to explore. I did Tickets and I did Mainstream Sellout, and I donâ€™t know what that next version of that sound is yet. So, I need to step away until I hear the right tone or the right inspiration for OK, this is a way to level this up.â€