Machine Gun Kelly “EST 4 Life” Mixtape Download & Stream
Machine Gun Kelly releases his 7th Official Mixtape, EST 4 Life, Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. The 18-track tape Features guest spots from DUB-O, Pooh Gutta, Young Jeezy and more. This mixtape also contains the popular Young Jeezy-assisted single “Hold On (Shut Up)”.
Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly has released his EST 4 Life mixtape, which heavily features himself and the first artist from his EST 19XX label, Dub-O. Fresh off the release off his Young Jeezy-assisted single “Hold On (Shut Up)“, EST 4 Life is hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, DJ E-V and DJ Xplosive with 18-tracks and features from Pooh Gutta and serves as an introduction to Est. 19XX artist Dub-O. On October 9th 2012, Machine Gun Kelly released his major label debut album, Lace Up, on Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), better known by his stage names Machine Gun Kelly and MGK, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George “Machine Gun Kelly” Barnes. He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010). He also has been featured in XXL. In mid-2011 MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing. On December 14, 2011, Machine Gun Kelly was named the Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2011 by MTV. On March 18, 2012, Machine Gun Kelly won the MTVu Breaking Woodie award.
Machine Gun Kelly was born on April 22, 1990 in Houston, Texas to missionary parents. MGKand his family moved all around the globe and took up residence abroad in Egypt and Germany, as well as throughout the United States in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, and Cleveland. He started listening to rap in the sixth and seventh grade when he went to Hamilton Middle School, a school with an ethnically diverse student body in Denver, Colorado. The first two rappers that got him into the genre as a child were Ludacris and DMX. At the age of fourteen, MGK moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School.
On the verge of getting evicted, Machine Gun Kelly went to Harlem‘s Apollo Theater in March 2009 where he had consecutive victories, making him the first ever white rapper to win at the Apollo Theater. He records music in his home studio which he refers to as the “Rage Cage“. MGK first started to gain exposure when he was featured on MTV2′s Sucker Free Freestyle, where he freestyled numerous verses from his “Chip Off The Block” single. In February 2010, he released his debut mixtape 100 Words and Running. In May 2010, he made his national debut with the single and video for “Alice In Wonderland” from the Midwest Block Starz compilation released by Block Starz Music. He released his second mixtape in November 2010 titled Lace Up which featured the hometown anthem “Cleveland” which is played at Cleveland Cavaliers home games and is on rotation on Z107.9 in Cleveland. Lace Up was recorded in three months in 2010 during a creative burst.
EST 4 Life, which is specially hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and also includes DJ E-V and DJ Xplosive, is the precursor to MGK’s debut album Lace Up, slated to feature guest appearances from the likes of DMX, Tech N9ne, Twista, Bun B, Ester Dean, and Young Jeezy among others when it hit the stores October of 2012. His days as a “Wild Boy” aren’t far behind him as he explodes from the starting line with the tape’s title track “EST 4 Life“. His rapid flow continues on tracks such as “Police” and “Hold On” featuring Young Jeezy. While Young Jeezy serves as the only top billed feature, MGK gives EST 19XX artist, DUB-O some guest slots, while throwing in some of his latest freestyles and a few sentimental tracks such as “Her Song“.
“Get Laced” and “Blaze Up”, two tracks with similar themes mainly possess content surrounding marijuana. Of course, as far as rap is concerned, this comes as no surprise. There’s no avoiding tracks that boastfully discuss exceptional weed quality or the amount of blunts rappers burn through. Those tracks definitely cater to smokers. DUB-O’s track “Hy for Days” also fits this category. “Hold On (Shut up)” is one of the strongest tracks on this Machine Gun Kelly mixtape. This is the only song on the mixtape that landed a major feature, Young Jeezy, and has all the makings of a radio single: an ambiguous, commercial, catchy hook, a bass pounding beat and displays the signature flow that MGK places on tracks.
“Highline Ballroom Soundcheck” distanced itself from the rest of the tracks on EST 4 Life. Clearly it’s the best record. Freestyled over Notorious B.I.G’s “Dead Wrong,” Machine Gun Kelly manages to build an engaging flow that smoothly navigates between topic while maintain a consistent rhyme. Typically, an excerpt of quotable lines would be provided, but the entire freestyle is worth hearing. Machine Gun Kelly also murders his “Rucker Park Freestyle”, It’s a live recording that takes place at the historic Rucker Park, but MGK admits that he wrote the lyrics while en route. He manages to excite and engage the crowd using the refrained word of “muhf**kah” at the end of every line as he delivers a couple witty punch lines while sitting on the basketball rim.
All in all, Machine Gun Kelly put forth a solid mixtape. Also, Honorable shout out to DUB-O, EST19XX label mate of MGK. He contributes several catchy songs to the mixtape, most notably “Paid” and the previously mentioned “Hy for Days”. Machine Gun Kelly sounds like an uzi spitting bullets or chopping helicopter rotors when he quickens his pace to his signature tempo. Follow on Twitter @MachineGunKelly @DJWhooKid @MedievalBeatz Buy Hip Hop Beats
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