Mar 29, 2024 - Music

Ohio's Machine Gun Kelly, Trippie Redd get emotional on "Genre: Sadboy"

Rapperes Trippie Redd and Machine Gun Kelly perform on stage.

Two sad boys. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Bud Light

Cleveland's Machine Gun Kelly and Canton's Trippie Redd dropped their new EP on Thursday, and, in case you can't tell by the title, it's quite melancholy.

Why it matters: "Genre: Sadboy" marks the first full, collaborative project from the popular Ohio rappers.

State of play: The rollout for "Genre: Sadboy" began this week with the release of "Lost Boys," a song soaked in depression and thoughts of suicide.

  • The rest of the EP follows suit with songs that mention drug use, paranoia, failed relationships and sleep deprivation.

What they're saying: "4am I'm nodding off. Hope this wasn't fentanyl. I hide behind this camera flash. It's always my f---ing fault," MGK raps on "Beauty," which samples Frou Frou's electropop song "Let Go."

  • Later, on "Who Do I Call," he raps: "Everything is gray without you. There's nothing to save if I'm here without."

Between the lines: The latter lyrics could be about MGK's highly publicized relationship with Megan Fox, who recently revealed the two are no longer engaged.

The bottom line: "Genre: Sadboy" probably isn't going to make you feel warm and fuzzy, but fans of MGK and Redd's recent emo-driven solo projects should love it.

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