When Machine Gun Kelly's tour rolled into Detroit, he took time to pay homage to Eminem, who is from Detroit. He performed some of "Lose Yourself" on the steps of St. Andrews Hall, the basement of which houses Shelter, a club depicted in the movie "8 Mile," which starred Eminem. At his Detroit show, MGK performed the final battle verse that was offer by B. Rabbit, Eminem's character in the film.
In an interview with ARTISTDirect, Machine Gun Kelly talked about the sequencing of his album, "Lace Up," the story behind his song, "End of the Road," and more. He also said that his new mixtape, "Black Flag," will feature a "new, revamped" version of himself.
"I love to read," he said when asked what influences him beyond music. "Reading is so powerful. One of my favorite books ever is 'Scar Tissue' by Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers. His story is so vivid and sweet. When I read '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,' I'm f****** underwater for real. That's how I feel. I'm like, 'I'm underwater with crustaceans and s***.' I think you're going to dig my new s*** even more. I was listening to Drake one day, and I asked my buddy, "Why is Drake so loved and revered? He's so good!" He pointed it out. He makes these timeless situations come to life by describing mad details. He'll talk about a girl sitting there, but he'll say little things that make the scene come to life in your heard. Once I realized that, I think my style improved. You'll hear that on the new Black Flag mixtape. It's a new revamped Machine Gun Kelly which I'm really excited for."
On KarmaloopTV's That Life, Machine Gun Kelly said that his new mixtape "Black Flag" would be released around his birthday, which is April 22. He also revealed some new collaborators for the set, including Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Meek Mill, Pusha T. Watch below.
2. Puttin' On by Ray Jr. featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Slim Gudz (produced by Pyrexxz)
4. BIFC by Young Shank featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Drama (Produecd by Peso)
5. Ratchet by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP and Pooh Gutta (Produced by JP Did This 1)
10. 100 by Ray Cash and Machine Gun Kelly
30. Fast Money by CJ featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Geno and Kris Friday
32. Champions by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Puff Daddy