Soundset 2016: MGK, A$AP Rocky & More + Panorama Festival 2016: Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, Rocky & More

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The season of festivals is upon us! Yesterday, the lineups for both Soundset 2016 and the inaugural Panorama Festival were announced, and they’re both SO good! Soundset goes down Memorial Day Weekend – May 29, to be exact – at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tons of names are on the bill, including A$AP Rocky, Machine Gun Kelly, one of my favorite upcoming female rappers Lexii Aliijai, Danny Brown, Jay Rock, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Common, The Roots…the list goes on and on! The 10-hour event will also feature a B-Boy/B-Girl competition, as well as a graffiti showcase. As for the inaugural Panorama Festival, it will go down right here in NYC, at Randall’s Island Park from July 22 through the 24. It’s put together by the same company that brings us Coachella, and will feature ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Run The Jewels, Anderson .Paak and many more. It also promises “dynamic art installations, innovative technology, and some of NYC’s best local eats.”


Machine Gun Kelly Announces Third Annual EST Fest In Ohio

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Machine Gun Kelly has announced the dates for his third annual EST fEST. Launched in 2013, the weekend festival has brought out thousands of fans each year, and artists among the likes of Waka Flocka, Juvenile, Kid Ink and many more. Each year has a theme, and this year, MGK has gone with “The Last Weekend on Earth,” following 2014’s circus theme. (2015 was skipped due to tour and movie commitments.) The weekend will go down August 5-7 in Garrettsville, OH, and early bird tickets are available now here. We’ll keep you updated on the lineup as it’s announced!


(Video) Nas Talks Upcoming Film ‘The Land’ With MGK & Erykah Badu

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As previously reported, Nas is the executive producer of and curating the soundtrack for The Land, an upcoming film about Cleveland that stars Machine Gun Kelly, Erykah Badu and more. After the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend, the legendary Queens rapper sat down with Revolt TV to share some more details on what to expect. “Lots of good talent in the film,” Nas said. “It’s based in Cleveland, in the hoods of Cleveland. … The timing worked out impeccably. So it’s just like living the life right now.” The Land will focus on four skateboarders from the 216, and their trials and tribulations as they moonlight as drug dealers. Will you be checking for this when it drops?


(Video) MGK Talks Macklemore & Race In Rap At LAX

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Machine Gun Kelly was in LAX yesterday to catch a flight to the Sundance Film Festival (where he performed last night alongside Erykah Badu and Nas to celebrate the premiere of their new film, The Land.) While walking through the airport, the “Till I Die” rapper was followed by a photog who apparently was a huge fan – but made the mistake of calling him “one of the top 5 white rappers.” “I mean I’m not just a great WHITE rapper,” an annoyed MGK responded. “I’m a great rapper, motherf*cker.” As the photog tried to backpedal, MGK elaborated on the issue of race in rap, and took a slight dig at Macklemore’s new song when he said, “Race is not an issue. Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and sh*t.” Welp! Check out the full clip below.


(Video) MGK Freestyles For Charlie Sloth’s ‘Fire In The Booth’ Series On BBC1 Xtra

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Machine Gun Kelly is visiting across the pond this week, and he stopped by Charlie Sloth’s spot on BBC1 Xtra while there. As part of Charlie’s ‘Fire In The Booth’ series, MGK spit some crazy bars for the camera, and you can check it out below!


Nas To Produce Soundtrack For Cleveland Film ‘The Land’ (Starring MGK, Erykah Badu + More)

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Nas has been tapped as the executive producer of Steve Caple Jr.‘s forthcoming film The Land, as well as the curator to its soundtrack. Per the press release, The Land “follows four teenage boys who pursue professional skateboarding as a way escaping the streets of Cleveland, only to get caught up with a local drug queen-pin.” Its stars include Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates and more.


(Video) Machine Gun Kelly – World Series

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Check out the visual for Machine Gun Kelly’s “World Series.” This one is off his album “General Admission.” Watch below.


Machine Gun Kelly Debuts At #4 With ‘General Admission’

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Congrats are in order for my boy Machine Gun Kelly! He has the number 1 hip-hop in the country this week with the debut of his sophomore album General Admission, and the number 4 album overall! The project sold a solid 56k units in its first week in stores, and beating 2012’s Lace Up, which debuted and peaked at number 4 with 51k sold. The Game comes in at 6 with The Documentary 2.5 selling 48k, which is pretty dope – considering last week’s The Documentary also sold really well. In the coming weeks, the Compton rapper will package them together as a joint album. Check out this week’s top 10 below!


First Week Sales Projections For MGK, Joe Budden & The Game Are In!

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This past Friday, Machine Gun Kelly, Joe Budden and The Game all released new albums, although Game’s was basically just a part 2 of his release the week prior. Game did a double disc for his new album The Documentary 2, but instead broke the release up into 2 weeks, and dubbed this one The Documentary 2.5. In the coming weeks, he will release a hard copy with both discs in the packaging. Early forecasts are now in, and it looks like Game and MGK are neck-in-neck for the top spot on the Hip-Hop chart on Billboard. (Demi Lovato and Pentatonix are going to take the lead on the overall chart.) Both General Admission and The Documentary 2.5 are on pace to sell around 45-50k units, while Joe’s All Love Lost is looking to move around 15-18k. Let us know your thoughts on the numbers in the comments!


(Video) MGK Talks Trouble Over Eminem’s Daughter, New Album, Yelawolf Beef + More

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Fresh on the heels of the release of his sophomore album General Admission, a celebratory Machine Gun Kelly stopped by Ebro In The Morning (bottle of Henny in hand) to share the project with the Hot 97 listeners. During his over 40-minute long sit-down with Ebro, Laura Stylez and Rosenberg, MGK explained why he feels this album is really his first album and even performed one of the standout tracks, “Everyday.” The Cleveland rapper also opened up about an old tweet about Eminem’s daughter that apparently got him in some real trouble behind-the-scenes, the status of his relationship with former enemy Yelawolf, his breakup with Amber Rose and more. Tune in below, and if you haven’t already, cop General Admission on iTunes now! (It looks like it’s on pace for a top 5 debut!)


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