Machine Gun Kelly - Binge

I’ve been told that to truly love yourself you have to be comfortable with people hating you. How can you be honest if you’re always worried about impressing someone?

Machine Gun Kelly is unlikable, awkward and arrogant. But he doesn’t lie. I guess that’s why I’m drawn to his music. Everything he says comes from an honest place, if he said he blacked out and woke up in Paris, then he definitely blacked out and woke up in Paris. And if he said Eminem tried to blackball him well...You already know what I’m gonna say. However, I don’t want to go on and on about EMINEM and get LOST in discussing their rap beef.

Let’s get into Binge!

This is chaotic white boy rap.

Remember that Dave Chappelle joke about how every group of thugs has a white dude who’s crazier than all of them? MGK is that guy’s younger brother. MGK raps about being a crazy drug addict but I never feel like I’m in danger. This the kind of music you hear at a party where everyone’s on Coke but they’re all offering you drinks because they’re too coked up to care about alcohol.

If you poured a Henny and Coke into a Camo Doc Marten and put that boot up to your ear you’d hear MGK screaming.

This music makes me feel like the douchebag in every movie who dates the girl the main character is in love with. This is some shit Darryl would listen to before he talked shit about Akeem. If I ever got a neck tattoo I’d want Machine Gun Kelly playing in the background to distract me from the bad decision I’m making.

Lyrically this isn’t amazing as much as it’s surprising. At one point Kelly says “I just fucked two bitches that look like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler” and I do not know why you’d ever brag about that. Not because Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aren’t attractive but, they aren’t rap brags. This is a head scratcher of an EP.

Overall I give Machine Gun Kelly props for dropping a whole EP while on tour to capitalize on his recent media attention. I enjoyed this tape, it sounds like what Jared Leto thought his portrayal of the Joker would be. It’s hectic, out of control and pointless; that’s Dope.

I give Binge 6 dirty leather jackets out of 9