Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Films Showtime Pilot

Courtesy of Blueprint
Courtesy of Blueprint

Hip-hop recording artist Machine Gun Kelly is filming a pilot for Showtime entitled Roadies. The show centers around the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour seen through the eyes of the wacky crew members. The pilot also stars Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, and Christina Hendricks. The rapper will play the role of Jesse, Imogen Poots’ twin brother. The cast will start shooting in Vancouver this week. Machine Gun Kelly made his film debut in the movie Beyond The Lights. The film was released in the US on November 14th last year. The artist will also make film appearances in Punk’s Dead and Viral. Both films will be released this year.

Machine Gun Kelly is most-known as the hip-hop artist signed to Sean ‘P. Diddy’ CombsBad Boy Records. The rapper’s 2011 debut EP, Half Naked & Almost Famous, peaked at Number 9 on Billboard’s Rap Album charts. His single “Wild Boy” featured rapper Waka Flocka Flame. The song’s remix version featured 2 Chainz, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, and Mystikal. Machine Gun Kelly’s debut studio album Lace Up was released in 2012. The album featured a great deal of guest appearances including Bun B, Twista, Young Jeezy, Lil Jon, and Ester Dean. Unfortunately, Lace Up was not the commercial success it was expected to be. To date, it has sold a disappointing 178,000 copies.

In 2013, the rapper released his mixtape Black Flag. The mixtape was released primarily online, and a limited number of physical copies were given to fans at his shows. Machine Gun Kelly is expected to release an album this year. The album will be the follow-up to his Lace Up project. The rapper says he has matured as an artist and as a person. During an interview in his hometown of Cleveland, the rapper spoke about his new album, “I’m saying all the things I wanted to say on the first album, on this album. I took that two-year hiatus because I wanted to grow and comeback as something new and exciting.” Machine Gun Kelly’s new single “Till I Die” was released on January 6th. The rapper calls this song “just a warm up.” “Till I Die” was produced by the Justice League.

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