Back to Back is the perfect name for its title because it definitely takes you back! Back to that old school duo sound; the in and out flow, bar by bar interaction, and smooth transition to each other's two distinctive flows. This track features Waz Most who brings to the table the smooth hard core beat riding flow, one that can be compared to the same genre of Nas and Rakim. Waz Most's completely different style compliments the raw sound of Nocturnal's street inspired metaphoric flow perfectly.
PR: Machine Gun Kelly MTV's 2011 Hottest Breakthrough MC
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PREPS FOR 2012 TOURS WITH TECH N9NE AND VANS WARPED TOUR
NEW "LACE UP" EP HITS STORES IN THE SPRING
Los Angeles, CA - December 2011 - EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records signee Machine Gun Kelly, or MGK, is the winner of MTV's 2011 "Hottest Breakthrough MC" competition. The poll-based contest announced its winner on MTV's RapFix Live yesterday, December 14th. MGK bested fellow MC's A$AP Rocky, Future, Roscoe Dash, French Montana, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Twist, Freddie Gibbs and Meek Mill. Last year's winner of the Hottest Breakthrough MC competition was Wiz Khalifa, who edged Nicki Minaj and went on to have one of the year's biggest impacts.
MGK understands the awards impact: "It's been such an unbelievable year. I'm so passionate about the Lace Up movement," the MC said. "I can't thank my fans enough for believing in me and making something like this possible."
Born Richard Colson Baker in Texas, MGK and his missionary parents took up residence in multiple countries around the world including Egypt and Germany, before settling in his "hometown" of Cleveland, Ohio. He earth-quaked the standstill mid-west's quiet Hip Hop landspace in early 2010 with a series of loud and fiery mixtapes. Popularized by the viral video "Chip Off The Block", which registered greater than 3.4million views on YouTube, MGK began to get nods from major label heads. But it was the ground-rattling GB Hitz-produced single "Wild Boy", featuring Waka Flocka Flame, which substantiated MGK's rising star status. He announced the official video for "Wild Boy" on 106 and Park on December 8, 2011. In only a few days, the viral fire was set with the rowdy moshpit party hit exceeding 4.5million views on YouTube.
MGK recently announced the upcoming release season for his debut album "LACE UP", which is set for a Summer 2012 release. Already a commercial success, MGK's "Invincible" song is featured in television and radio advertisements for hot new 4G Smartphone the HTC Rezound from Verizon Wireless. The popular cellular gadget's headsets are powered by Beats Audio.
MGK will also hit the road on two separate tours to kick off the New Year. First, MGK will join Kansas City MC Tech N9ne for an ambitious "90 Dates in 99 Days" cross -country run. Then, the rapid-fire MC will hop on the legendary Vans Warped Tour that has helped launch amazing careers for superstars like Eminem.
MGK made headlines earlier this month when he motivated a 17 year-old fan, Ryan Yex, born with Cerebral Palsy to walk for the first time ever by inviting him on stage during a performance in his hometown Cleveland.
After releasing a succession of mixtapes, including "100 Words and Running", "Lace Up" and "Rage Pack", the energetic city-hopping MC was approached by Bad Boy CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs after a performance at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Impressed by MGK, the legendary star-maker signed the artist to his Bad Boy Records label in August of 2011, and announced this signing during an appearance on 106 & Park on December 8, 2011.
Wed. March 21 Kansas City, MO Independence Fri. March 23 Kansas City, MO Midland Sat. March 24 Kansas City, MO Midland Sun. March 25 Wichita, KS Cotillion Tues. March 27 Tulsa, OK Cains Wed. March 28 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Sat. March 31 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues Sun. April 1 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Sun. April 1 Galveston, TX House Of Blues Thurs. April 5 Austin, TX Emo's East Fri. April 6 Dallas, TX House Of Blues Sat. April 7 Amarillo, TX Civic Center Tues. April 10 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Wed. April 11 Farmington, NM Top Deck Thurs. April 12 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre Fri. April 13 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre Sat. April 14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre Sun. April 15 San Diego, CA House Of Blues Tues. April 17 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues Wed. April 18 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues Thurs. April 19 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre Sat. April 21 San Luis Obispo, CA Poza Saloon Sun. April 22 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Tues. April 24 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom Wed. April 25 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades Thurs. April 26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Fri. April 27 Chico, CA Senator Sun. April 29 Medford, OR Armory Tues. May 1 Bend, OR Midtown Wed. May 2 Eugene, OR Mcdonald Theatre Thurs. May 3 Portland, OR Roseland Fri. May 4 Yakima, WA Sundome/Capital Theatre Sat. May 5 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo/Market Tues. May 8 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Wed. May 9 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre Thus. May 10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Sat. May 12 Salt Lake City, UT Saltair Sun. May 13 Grand Junction, CO Two River Convention Center Tues. May 15 Aspen, CO Belly Up Wed. May 16 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep (2 Nights) Thurs. May 17 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre Fri. May 18 Denver, CO Red Rocks/Fillmore Sat. May 19 Casper, WY Civic Center Sun. May 20 Billings, MT Shriners Auditorium Tues. May 22 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Convention Center Thurs. May 24 Fargo, ND The Venue Fri. May 25 Sioux Falls, SD Ramkota Exbit Hall Sat. May 26 Minneapolis, MN Epic/Myth Sun. May 27 Omaha, NE Sokol Hall Tues. May 29 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom Wed. May 31 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre Fri. June 1 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Sat. June 2 Chicago, IL House Of Blues Sun. June 3 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room Tues. June 5 Ft. Wayne, IN Grand Wayne Ballroom Wed. June 6 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room Thurs. June 7 Detroit, MI Emerald Theatre Fri. June 8 Cleveland, OH Agora/House Of Blues Sat. June 9 Columbus, OH LC Pavillion Sun. June 10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Tues. June 12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom Fri. June 15 Worcester, MA Palladium Sat. June 16 Sayerville, NJ Knitting Factory Sun. June 17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Tues. June 19 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live Wed. June 20 Norfolk, VA Norva Thurs. June 21 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall Fri. June 22 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues Sat. June 23 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Sun. June 24 Orlando, FL Firestone Wed. June 27 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live Thurs. June 28 Tallahassee, FL Vinyl Music Hall Wed. July 4 Louisville, KY Expo Live Thurs. July 5 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Video: Mr. Green - "Live From the Streets (Bonus Episode)"
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"Back in September, on the same day that we linked up with Brenda, we also met a couple traveling musicians with matching hats named Neil and Tim. They were on a road trip/tour across the country to spread their music and were cool enough to play us a cover of one of their favorite pop songs 'Halo'."