American rapper, Machine Gun Kelly drops Candy featuring Trippie Redd.
Just a little bit after the release of his latest record, Hotel Diablo, Machine Gun Kelly has released Candy featuring fellow American rapper, Trippie Redd.
The very candid rapper is shining a bright light on something a lot of rappers tend to shy away from these day with both the album and the single. The recently released album seems to focus mainly on addiction and depression, vices that have claimed many talented lives.
On Candy, Machine Gun Kelly not only talks addiction but also explains why drugs are so addictive. Candy is simply a metaphor for the drugs and pills which he mentions clearly at some point in the song.
Kelly bares himself unashamedly to his listeners which makes the song somewhat personal to hear. It sort of feels like a one sided phone conversation listening to him rap and sing in the song.
At some point, Kelly raps about all the pressure that comes with being in the spotlight. The track is a constant reminder that lots of rappers have died from drug overdose including Mac Miller and lil Peep. These deaths, and maybe a personal story seem to have inspired the song and the full album.
MGK started his music career as a teenager back in 2006 releasing mixtape after mixtape. He later on secured a recording contract with Bad Boy and Interscope records. With hits like Bad things feat. Camila Cabello, etc MGK is no stranger to the charts.
Trippie Redd also vibes impressively on the track. Both artists rapping on Candy, deliver as though they share a common burden worthy of a song.