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About two months ago, Machine Gun Kelly shared that he had scrapped an entire album. Not wanting to leave fans completely empty-handed, the rapper promised the new material would be coming soon. After MGK teased some new beats last month, we’ve been eagerly awaiting ANY word on the forthcoming album.

Now it seems that blink-182‘s Travis Barker is in the studio with the rapper, and we couldn’t be more excited.

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The Cleveland rapper has not slowed down between his acting, performing and music-making career.

In the tease revealed just last month, MGK can be seen in the studio with another person putting together new material.

The caption of the Instagram post is simply, “cookin.”

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cookin 🤐👨🏼‍🍳

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Could this be some beats from MGK’s new album?

Two days ago the rapper shared an Instagram post revealing the album “fucking finally” has a name!

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fucking finally. 🤐🔜

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Today, blink-182 drummer Travis Barker made an appearance on both Slim and MGK’s Instagram stories.

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Now we’re even MORE excited for MGK’s new album!

Machine Gun Kelly is staying busy…

Machine Gun Kelly has opened up about what it was like playing Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in the upcoming Netflix film based on the band’s wild past.

The Dirt is based on the group memoir the band wrote in 2001 of the same name. Colson Baker, better known as rapper Machine Gun Kelly, spoke to Billboard about what the book meant to him growing up and what it was like embodying a character as big as Lee.

MGK told Billboard that The Dirt was his “Bible” when he was 13-years-old. However, he now realizes that he might have had the “wrong idols” growing up.

“When you’re 13, you don’t really understand problems too much, so you’re just looking at all the things that glitter. It wasn’t until we were on set and doing these scenes that we were like, ‘Whoa, this is dark. What are people going to think about this?’ the Cleveland rapper said. “But there’s something about the truth in that book — the fact that you do fall in love with these people [who] then do this giant nose dive into this dark place.”

Much like Lee, MGK said since he dropped his first single “Wild Boy” that people expected him to behave over-the-top, but he’s kind of over that role.

“It was only punk rock when it was against what they were expecting. As soon as they want that, you have to move on to something else and get them to fall in love with that. That’s how you evolve,” MGK said.

On the surface, the film might just seem like a story of a badly behaved band who did outrageous things. But, MGK believes the film had a deeper meaning about life itself.

“[The Dirt] is just a more intensified version of what all of our lives really are: making mistakes and growing from them. No one just gets it right,” MGK said.

The Dirt will be released March 22 on Netflix.

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