Machine Gun Kelly
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Up Close & Personal: Machine Gun Kelly On Working With Travis Barker & Influencing The Next Decade Of Music
Machine Gun Kelly does a bit of everything: he raps, he plays multiple instruments, he sings, and he even acts. Perhaps that's why he’s able to look ahead to the future and confidently assert what will happen next in music and culture.
"Music to me goes in 10-year cycles. Hip-hop ruled the last 10 years, and I was honored to be a part of that,” Machine Gun Kelly explains in the latest edition of Up Close & Personal. “With [Tickets to My Downfall], it feels like that showed us as an industry what the next 10 years is going to look like: a lot of guitar music, live instruments, and young musicians coming to the forefront."
Watch below to hear the rapper-turned-pop-punk-star break down his prediction of the next decade in music.
In the clip, Machine Gun Kelly also goes in-depth on his relationship with drummer/producer/artist/BFF Travis Barker, who produced and drummed on all of MGK's 2020 album Tickets to My Downfall.
"I talked to Trav earlier today. He’s one of my best friends. He's a brother," MGK expresses. "Every single time we step in to work with each other, we come out with something better than what we had just done."
Get Up Close & Personal with Machine Gun Kelly in the full video above and explore more episodes of the entertaining interview series below.