Lace Up

In Machine Gun Kelly, Cleveland finally gets its very own Eminem: a clever, working-class white kid who fires nail-gun rhymes in dense clusters. His big-label debut ranges from inspirational and R&B-tinged (see "Invincible," with Ester Dean) to crazy-ass and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony-tinged – see "Wild Boys," where he raps, "I'm an East Side Cleveland wild boy/We got baseball bats like the Indians, and my team pop off like cowboys." 

Listen to 'Lace Up'

From The Archives Issue 1170: November 22, 2012