Bad Boy Records’ Machine Gun Kelly recently dished out his respect for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and revealed how much of a dream it would be to share studio time with him.
MGK looked beyond self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) emcees like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne and called Slim Shady the best rapper breathing.
Now that he’s collaborated with DMX (“I Don’t Dance”), he hopes to one day work with another one of his idols, Eminem, who he calls the best rapper alive. “That would be a fan favorite if an MGK-Eminem song ever went down,” says the “Invincible” rapper. “If those two [DMX and Eminem] could be knocked off, I won’t have any more on my bucket list really.” (Rap-Up)
In November, Kells discussed how much admiration he had toward rap veteran DMX.
“Yeah, DMX is the realest person I’ve ever met in my life. He’s exactly what he says he is,” MGK said about his in-studio experience with X. “Yeah, he actually came in when I was on top of a table rapping one of his songs, so it was like an awkwardly good moment. [What does Drake mean to hip-hop?] It’s f*king cool. It’s tight. You know, I learned from that. I learn from him when he speaks how he does, when he acts how he does towards other artists. It definitely makes me mature as a young artist, it makes me be like, “Okay, maybe shunning people is not the route.” Not that I do that, per se, but I definitely do have a lot of competitiveness in my blood, where I’ll be like, “Sh*t, muthaf*cker, I want that number one spot.” But when you see Drake who has the number one spot so willingly give it all, it’s cool.” (RESPECT)
Last year, music magazine Rolling Stone crowned Em the “King of Hip-Hop.”
With his dominant album sales, YouTube views and social-media scores, Eminem takes the title as the current King of Hip-Hop. Unlike our Queen of Pop ranking, which Lady Gaga took in a walk, Marshall Mathers’s win was somewhat closer – note the fairly tight point range among our top three. (Rolling Stone)
The title sparked a minor hip-hop debate with rap artists like Cormega.
“Time and time again, Eminem has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with,” Cormega told Mikey T The Movie Star. “Eminem is an incredible artist. His last album, Recovery, was just proof of his power and his impact as an artist. It’s not very often, rarely if ever or never, does an artist put out an album and that album comes back to the charts. His album was a strong seller and then other albums came out that were number one — and then Eminem’s album came back to the top charts. That’s historical. People’s albums don’t do that. Eminem has proven himself to be one of the greatest rappers.” (Mikey T The Movie Star)
Check out Machine Gun Kelly’s interview below: