Machine Gun Kelly goes to the dark side with his idol DMX on their second collaboration, “D3mons,” off his Bad Boy debut Lace Up, in stores Tuesday.
“It’s very, very dark. It’s very, very DMX and MGK’ish,” the Cleveland MC told Rap-Up TV of the Dame Grease-produced song. “Obviously I have the ‘Wild Boy’ side, I have the inspirational side, but I also have the very dark side.”
The eery record, which samples the Gladiator soundtrack, was recorded in a dark room. “When [DMX] was rapping, he was punching the air,” said MGK, who wrote his verse while recuperating from “a wild couple months with a certain drug.”
“My mind was talking to myself and I wrote the verse and it turned out to be a really creepy song,” he said.
Just yesterday, MGK shared a video from his Lace Up Documentary of him meeting X for the first time. They previously collaborated on “I Don’t Dance” off DMX’s album Undisputed.