The Cleveland MC spoke about his wish to collaborate with EMinem, as well as describing his work with Lil Jon.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of MGK’s debut drop, Lace Up. In a recent interview with Rap-Up, Kelly revealed which features would be appearing on the album, and discussed his dream collaborations. Artists that we can expect to see featuring include Tech N9ne, Bun B, and Lil Jon.
"The song me and Lil Jon got on there is called Lace Up. I've never made a song called Lace Up, and I was like, 'Fuck it, I've got to do one,'" he said.
"When Lil Jon came into the studio, I was like, 'You're not getting on the song [that will be] the anthem of my movement if you don't truly understand this,' and we sat there for about an hour and I ran through countless amounts of fan tattoos with 'Lace Up' on them, countless amounts of show footage, countless amounts of messages from fans. Dude was like, 'Yo, this is real' - towards the point where he was like 'I've gotta get on this song.' We did it, and it's the real Lil Jon you want to hear on it. It's something where we were like, 'Should we take this to radio…nah, radio wouldn't understand it'…but my fans, when they hear it, they'll [love it]."
Machine Gun Kelly went on to describe his dream collaborations, and named Eminem as an artist he would love to work with. He compared the collaboration to his previous work with DMX.
"That would be a fan favorite if an MGK-Eminem song ever went down. Best rapper alive in my opinion. The DMX-MGK thing was a dream collaboration...if those two [DMX and Eminem] could be knocked off, I won’t have any more on my bucket list really."
- By Fiona Guest