The rapper and the blink-182 drummer announced Monday (Aug. 9) that they would team up once more on Born With Horns, MGK’s sixth album, by showing off their matching tattoos of the album title on their arms. Barker will once again be credited as the executive producer of the album.
Barker helped the 31-year-old alternative hip-hop act shift into the pop-punk sound for his last studio effort, Tickets to My Downfall, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in October. The LP was MGK’s first No. 1 album and the first No. 1 rock project on the all-genre albums chart in more than a year. Tickets also scored the award for best rock album at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
“Ah sh– bro, that looks hard as f—,” Kelly declared in an Instagram video of him and Barker posting up with their tats, with fellow artists YG, Tyla Yaweh, Lil Huddy and more sharing their excitement for the follow-up project in the comments section.
MGK teased the first single from Born With Horns on Instagram last week, and the Cole Bennett-directed accompanying visual for the single will be released on Wednesday at midnight ET.
See the duo announce their grand return with a set of new ink below.
“born with horns” the album. back for round two… pic.twitter.com/UJN4rCkudv
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) August 9, 2021