Holy shit. MGK is the KING.
We’re giving him an honorary gold crown (with an official ANDPOP engraving of course) for giving one of the most chilled out, honest interviews we’ve ever had. ANDPOP’s Casey Jones sat down with the Cleveland rapper and knew it would be a good interview as soon as he started rolling a joint, completely casual. Read more…
Yes, there is such a show called Hip Hop Squares and it premiered last night on MTV2. It’s like Hollywood Squares but instead of minor TV stars it features rap legends.
Last night’s panel included Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Kat Graham, Donnell Rawlings, Tech N9ne, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, and MGK. Ummm, yea, that’s all. Just everyone.
Childish Gambino was the standout of the night, correctly answering a dirty question about the Olympics. He quickly identified the “snatch” and the “clean and jerk” as weight-lifting moves (get your mind out of the gutter).
If I was a contestant on the show I’d definitely pick Donald Glover, considering he’s a comedian, actor and pop culture nerd on top of being Childish Gambino. Who’d you choose?
Mac Miller: Read more…
In Machine Gun Kelly’s new video for “Chasing Pavements” he reflects on his rise to flame, 30,000 feet in the air. The T.S. Pfeffer-directed video was shot in one take, with a reflective MGK rapping and looking out the window.
The song samples Adele’s track of the same name, and appears on his 2011 mixtape Rage Pack.
Watch it here:
Machine Gun Kelly’s new music video for “Half Naked And Almost Famous” chronicles his life over the past year by mashing together home-shot footage of his life into a documentary. Check out MGK running through Beverly Hills in his boxers, crashing college dorm parties and pillow-fighting at a sorority.
The song is the title track on his debut album Half Naked And Almost Famous and samples the synth-pop hit “Young Blood” from New Zealand indie rockers The Naked and Famous.
The video starts with him accepting the Breaking Woodie Award. Skipping back a year, you can see he’s come a long way. [Source]
Watch the video below:
MGK is one of the most honest people we’ve ever interviewed. He doesn’t pretend to have an alter-ego or a king pin drug-dealing persona, he’s a regular guy and that’s what he writes about. It’s 2012 and there’s not a lot of room for bullsh*t. That’s why we suspect it bothers him when certain “not so authentic” people plagiarize his message. In this interview he talks about his past, his song writing and the people ripping off the lace up movement.