The title is so intriguing that you are wondering “Why are we talking about him?” His album came out in March.” Although Machine Gun Kelly’s sixth studio album “Mainstream Sellout” was released some time ago, it is never a bad time to hate on a pretentious, predatory, always-in-the-news-weirdo.
If you are looking for more information about MGK or Colson Baker, he has also been featured in some recent movies. Machine Gun Kelly is the current favorite punching bag. However, with everything he does, we are compelled to document our distaste for the rapper-turned-pop-punk artist. Please allow us to move on.
Baker’s pivot to punk music is the main problem. Baker changed music genres to create rock music after making four subpar albums of rap music. Baker was open to the idea many times. You can hear him flirting with it if you listen to “Candy” and “I Think I’m Okay” from his 2019 album, “Hotel Diablo.” This song was recorded in collaboration with Travis Barker. Baker was influenced by Blink-182, Barker’s youth band. Their friendship and partnership led to the development of their rock albums which lean heavily into pop-punk.
They have had a successful collaboration, with Baker’s pop-punk albums debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 charts. Although Baker is undoubtedly the most popular act in the world, not everyone who considers themselves to be a rocker seems to like his music. People like us find his lyrics lacking in depth and his aesthetic very…Hot Topic.
Baker’s lack of respect for rock music as a whole is another reason punk veterans tend to be alienated. He has also performed a flippant cover of A System of a Down’s “Aerials” on The Howard Stern Show and has a feud with Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor. Baker politely declined to be on Baker’s 2020 album, “Tickets to My Downfall.” Baker then went on a Spotify podcast to call attention to older rockers who wear comfortable shoes while on stage. Taylor was not amused by the comments and said that he “hates” artists who fail in one genre and decided he would rock and that he knew who he was.
After much back-and-forth that lasted a few years Taylor finally addressed the issue. He stated that he didn’t have the right to tell other rock veterans what to do, even though he only had been releasing rock music for a few years. No matter how you feel about Slipknot’s music, he is a respected musician in the metal genre. This is a familiar story. Their online feud is similar to the one Baker had with Eminem. It was centered on Baker’s comments about Eminems daughter who was minor at the time. That led Baker to switch to rock. Baker revealed in April 2022 that he would be making another rap album.
Baker has faced many difficulties with his art. Baker was never a great rapper and struggled to earn the respect of mainstream audiences. He also made inappropriate comments at the expense both of rock and rap legends and ran away when things got tough. He is currently on tour in support of his last album. Hip-hop and punk lovers will have to wait to see what self-inflicted problems he will face next. Because let’s be honest, he will say something stupid again.