The Cleveland rapper took to Twitter to tell fans that the first single is coming to us this Friday.
His tweet was pretty straightforward, but it was enough to send fans into a frenzy and for them to wish it was Friday already.
the first song off Hotel Diablo drops friday. 🏨😈
— colson (@machinegunkelly) May 14, 2019
In case you forgot how far we’ve come with this record, back in December, MGK announced he scrapped his entire fourth full-length.
In January, he teased what could potentially be new album beats. Then in February, MGK popped up in the studio with Travis Barker, suggesting that the pair were putting something together. Shortly after, clips of the duo and YUNGBLUD were shared.
MGK later revealed Hotel Diablo is going to be “just as honest” as his sophomore full-length General Admission. The first hint of potential new music surfaced as Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson shared a clip of the rapper referencing him.
A few days after that, as previously mentioned MGK broke the news of his new album and an accompanying tour. He also shared another snippet of the same song that producer and friend Slimxx later shared. It could perhaps be the one he pushed to pay respects to late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
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Then, the rapper took to Instagram to tell fans that the album was coming soon with a clip of him in the studio. You can check that out below.
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So now we only have to wait a few more days for some fresh MGK music, and we are so excited.
He’s also headed on tour at the end of the month. Tickets are on sale here and you can check out the full list of dates below.
05/31 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
06/01 — Detroit, MI @ The Filmore Detroit
06/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
06/04 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore Philadelphia
06/06 — Washington, D.C. @ Echostage
06/07 — Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium
06/08 — New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
06/09 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
06/11 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
06/12 — St. Paul, MN @ MYTH Live
06/14 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland
06/15 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
06/16 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
06/18 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
06/19 — Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
06/21 — Heber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout*
06/22 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
06/24 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
06/25 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
06/26 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
06/28 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
06/29 — Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
06/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
08/02 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/03 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/09 — TBA
08/11 — TBA
08/13 — TBA
08/16 — Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/17 — Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/23 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival*
08/25 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival*
08/26 — Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
08/27 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
08/28 — Bristol, UK @ SWX
08/30 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
08/31 — London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
09/01 — Paris, FR
09/03 — Brussels, BE
09/04 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
09/05 — Cologne, DE
09/07 — Zurich, CH
09/08 — Milan, IT
09/09 — Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
09/11 — Warsaw, PL
09/12 — Berlin, DE
09/13 — Hamburg, DE
09/15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Musikkens Hus, Store Vega
09/16 — Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
09/17 — Stockholm, SE @ Fyrehuset
09/19 — Helsinki, FI
09/21 — St. Petersburg, RU
09/22 — Moscow, RU
More Machine Gun Kelly news
Machine Gun Kelly and his recent portrayal of Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt saw the rapper spending well over four months learning Lee’s signature drumstick move. In a story with USA Today, MGK revealed that he sought out the help of his “younger brother” to attain those drumming skills.
Then, MGK took his work behind the kit and used it to honor Hussle in the best way possible.
On March 31 of this year, Hussle passed away following a shooting in Los Angeles near his clothing store.
The day after his passing, MGK took to Twitter to share a few words on Hussle’s influence.
“haven’t slept. im just up thinking about how i could feel the energy drain from everything when Nipsey died yesterday. the air felt different. fuck man. i’ll never forget the journey of watching him go from the mixtape circuit to becoming Grammy nominated. he gave me hope.”
haven’t slept. im just up thinking about how i could feel the energy drain from everything when Nipsey died yesterday. the air felt different. fuck man. i’ll never forget the journey of watching him go from the mixtape circuit to becoming Grammy nominated. he gave me hope. 💔rip
— colson (@machinegunkelly) April 1, 2019
The Cleveland rapper ended up postponing the release of his first single from his forthcoming album in respect for Hussle’s passing.
“We were dropping first song off the album Friday, but out of respect for Nip, we’re gonna stay silent this week,” MGK says in a tweet. “Respect to @carlchery for inspiring that action.”
we were dropping first song off the album Friday, but out of respect for Nip, we’re gonna stay silent this week. 🙏🏽 respect to @carlchery for inspiring that action. 💯
— colson (@machinegunkelly) April 3, 2019
Now recently, MGK has taken to Instagram to post a tribute to the late rapper with a drum cover snippet of Hussle’s “Right Hand 2 God.”
Check it out below.
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