ARTISTdirect and Machine Gun Kelly spoke about the Cleveland, Ohio rapper’s album “Lace Up” and and having M Shadows appear on the title track “Save Me.” You can watch the footage of M Shadows recording his vocals and listen to the full song which also features Synyster Gates.
AD: It’s like your world opens up there.
MGK: Then, I’m fast-forwarding. Where my baby’s mom was staying at during the time was a really rough area. When I got my record deal, I ended up moving them out of there. I’d be tucking my child in, and I’d hear trashcans falling over. I’d look outside and see pitbulls fighting. You’d see crack fiends running up and down the street. Having all that shit come together on the first track, it’s like, “Yo, this is the person you’re about to hear an album from”. It’s the guy who’s seeing all of this shit. Then, you hear this scream and howl of “Can’t you save me?” and cry for help by a fucking metal singer. M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) isn’t just a metal singer though. In my honest opinion, he’s one of the greatest lead vocalists since Axl Rose. The way he works his voice is amazing. I actually recorded that personally. I flew out to his house. It was just me and him in the studio. I got to record that shit live with no music. I got to hear how ear-piercing it was. I’m just glad that was how we started the album. Fast forward to “What I Do”, the record with Bun B. I’d never heard Bun B rap in that fat cadence before, ever. I felt like he gave me a gem.
Thanks Isaac for sending this in.