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SXSW Video: “Wild Boy” Machine Gun Kelly Talks Touring with Tech N9ne & Recording with His Favorite – DMX

Earlier today (March 20), Machine Gun Kelly released his Half Naked & Almost Famous EP on iTunes, and it’s been climbing the charts since it was initially put up for sale this morning.

That’s not all that MGK has to be proud of, though, after coming off a hectic week of insanely energetic performances at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Kells’ first stop at the festival was the S.O.B.’s 30th Anniversary showcase, headlined by himself, Miguel, 2 Chainz, and Slaughterhouse.

Before the concert, we caught up with the man behind the Lace Up movement to talk about a long list of topics, including his run-in with Diddy at SXSW last year that led to the Cleveland native being signed to Bad Boy. He also detailed plans for this summer’s “Vans Warped Tour”,  in addition to being a part of Tech N9ne’s record-breaking “Hostile Takeover Tour.”

MGK dropped a few bits of information about a record on his album that features his favorite rapper of all time, DMX. Check out the video below:

MGK then spoke on the mega-remix to “Wild Boy” he just dropped with 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Mystikal, French Montana, Meek Mill and Steve-O, and what the purpose behind releasing his Half Naked & Almost Famous EP before his Bad Boy debut Lace Up was. The video below also contains footage of him and 2 Chainz filming part of the music video for the “Wild Boy” remix, along with the young MC chopping it up backstage with Joe Budden.

MGK’s Half Naked & Almost Famous EP is available now on iTunes.

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