Watch MGK turn Shawn Mendes’ vocals into a beat for cathartic freestyle
MGK also mentions Lil Peep on the new freestyle.April 10, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly is dropping his daily new music on fans and today he’s drawing inspiration from a surprising source in Canadian pop idol Shawn Mendes.
The rapper uses a sample of Mendes’ vocals for a main beat on his latest freestyle titled “Pretty Toxic Revolver” which also references Lil Peep.
So far, he’s covered everything from a short but sweet cover of Paramore‘s “Misery Business,” a cover of Nirvana‘s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Juice WRLD‘s “Lucid Dreams” and tons of other songs. He’s also given a cover of Avril Lavigne‘s “Sk8er Boi” and shared full performances of Paramore‘s “Misery Business” with Travis Barker as well as an Oasis cover of their track “Champagne Supernova” with YUNGBLUD.
Now, he’s back with a new Shawn Mendes-sampling freestyle. The new freestyle marks his 18th entry into his “Lockdown Sessions.”
In the new freestyle, he mentions the tragic overdosing of Lil Peep in a lyric. “Head hurting all week ’cause of bad coke/Then the same week Peep overdosed, that’s fucked up/But I guess I lucked up.”
You can watch the video for “Pretty Toxic Revolver” in the player below.
— ??♂️ Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) April 10, 2020
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