American rapper, singer, musician Machine Gun Kelly has officially released his new single, “5150”, off his new album, “Mainstream Sellout.”
Born Colson Baker, the rapper is noted for his compositional blending of contemporary and alternative hip hop with rock.
On January 14, 2020, Baker announced the title of the project as Tickets to My Downfall, and that it would be released on September 25, 2020. On March 17, 2020, he released the song “Bullets with Names”, featuring Young Thug, RJMrLA and Lil Duke, a rap track not associated with the album.
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Baker began to release daily recordings, covers, and collaborations as part of his “Lockdown Sessions” series.
Releases included covers of “Misery Business” by Paramore (with Travis Barker), “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis (with Yungblud), and a remix of “My House” by PVRIS.
Some tracks were later re-released on special editions of Tickets to My Downfall. Tickets to My Downfall’s first single “Bloody Valentine” was released on May 1, 2020, followed by “Concert for Aliens” on August 5 and “My Ex’s Best Friend” featuring Blackbear on August 7.
On November 22, 2020, after his performance at the AMAs, Baker announced his album Tickets to My Downfall was going to be turned into a “first if it’s kind musical film experience” titled Downfalls High which will air in January 2021.
On March 12, 2021, he released the single “DayWalker” featuring Corpse Husband. On April 29, he released the single “Love Race” featuring Kellin Quinn, the pair’s third collaboration.
On August 9, 2021, he announced that his next album will be titled Born With Horns, and will be another collaborative project with Barker. The first single, “Papercuts”, was released on August 11. On January 30, 2022, he posted a preview of an upcoming collaboration with singer Willow titled “Cherry Red Lipstick”.
On August 26, 2021, it was announced that he would star in and co–direct the film Good Mourning With A U, alongside Mod Sun, Dove Cameron, Megan Fox and Becky G. On February 5, 2022, Machine Gun Kelly performed during the 2022 NHL All-Star Game halftime show in Las Vegas.