‘Mainstream Sellout’ Will Not Be Sold Out

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On March 25, the rapper turned attempted punk rocker, Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker, released his sixth studio album, Mainstream Sellout. The album is meant to serve as a homage to the pop punk scene of the 2000s, as well as being his own personal contribution to the genre some 20 years after its heyday.  Machine Gun Kelly has been flirting with the pop punk genre as far back as 2017, with his song, ‘Let Me Go.