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Two weeks ago, Machine Gun Kelly finally dropped the first single, “Hollywood Whore,” from his forthcoming album, Hotel Diablo. Now, the rapper is unveiling the video for the track.

“Hollywood Whore” welcomes fans to the mythical world of his fourth album. The track marks the first release since 2018’s BINGE EP, which housed “LOCO” and the Eminem diss track “Rap Devil.”

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The emotional track has the rapper tackling pressure and a tumultuous relationship but not taking it without a fight: “And if fate sends us both to Heaven/I’ma keep a blade in my leather so I can kill you at the gate.”

Sonically, the track gives off a Linkin Park vibe, and it appears as if it was deliberate as the video flashes “R.I.P. CHESTER BENNINGTON” across the screen.

Linkin Park announced MGK as support on their summer tour in May 2017. In June, he joined the band onstage to perform “Bleed It Out” at Poland’s Impact Festival. The following month, ahead of their planned tour, Bennington passed away at the age of 41.

Check out Machine Gun Kelly’s kaleidoscopic new video for “Hollywood Whore” below.

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It also looks like “Hollywood Whore” is the first of many tracks to debut. The rapper shared “dropping something every week until release day June ** 🤐 #HotelDiablo”

Prior to the announcement of the first song, MGK gave fan’s Hotel Diablo’s general release timeframe in the best way. The rapper took to Instagram to share a studio clip with the caption, “I Shouldn’t have to remind y’all … Hotel Diablo … JUNE🖕🏽

The clip was later posted to his YouTube channel with the title “Breaking News 2.” MGK released “Breaking News” in 2013 as part of his Black Flag mixtape, and it appears this is a take on the same sentiment.

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“Hollywood Whore” and “Breaking News 2” aren’t the first glimpses of new tunes to come out in the Hotel Diablo era. MGK’s producer and friend Brandon “Slimxx” Allen shared a snippet of a mix while driving.

Slimxx posted an Instagram story of the song while he was in the car. MGK can be heard saying, “It’s 5:36-6-6.” According to the display screen of the car, the song is saved as that line, “53666,” but it’s unclear if this is the track’s official name.

The track appears to be the same one MGK teased when announcing Hotel Diablo in April. You can see the latest recording of that below.

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Slimxx isn’t the only one of MGK’s BFFs to share a potential new track. Comedian and Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson was seen jamming to a track he gets a shoutout in back in April.

“I even got my homie Pete out here like fuck the jokes,” the song goes. Check it out below.

Since then Davidson shared another snippet May 20 and a third snippet May 23.

While we’ve heard some clips, there are also songs being teased that we haven’t heard—namely a collab with YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker.

Machine Gun Kelly has been seen in the studio both musicians, and he finally shared some clarity at the beginning of this month with the blink-182 drummer. The trio were also spotted filming for the unreleased song this past weekend.

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Machine Gun Kelly kicks off his Hotel Diablo tour at the end of this month, which includes the recently revealed EST Fest lineup. Tickets are on sale now with dates available below.

Machine Gun Kelly dates:

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
*festival date

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