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MGK Releases His Much Anticipated Debut Album Lace Up

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The moment has come. Today Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist, MGK, releases his debut album, Lace Up . The LP will provide an introspective look at the many experiences that have shaped the Cleveland born rapper and is sure to impress both fans and critics.

"Lace Up" is host to single "Wild Boy," which is RIAA-certified Gold, selling over 500,000 copies. MGK was presented with his first Gold plaque by Sean "Diddy" Combs, Harve Pierre, James McMillian and manager, Byron Kirkland during a recent private dinner. Since its release, "Wild Boy" has become a club and party anthem with the official video receiving more than 25 million views on YouTube/VEVO.

"I am extremely proud of MGK for all of the work he is doing. This is only the start for Bad Boy 2.0! I hope everyone is ready for all that we have to come," said Sean "Diddy" Combs, Chairman and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide.

Harve Pierre, President of Bad Boy Records further praised MGK in saying, "Nothing can be possible without the fans and they have shown that they rock with MGK. Lace Up is more than a new album, it is a movement."

"I'm honored to present EST 19XX's first artist, MGK, with this gold plaque award for his very first single 'Wild Boy.' Success is a beautiful highlight to all of the hard work and dedication from the team. Watch out, we've got plenty bullets in the chamber!" said James McMillian, CEO of EST 19XX.

In addition to the successful "Wild Boy," the debut LP will include singles "Invincible" featuring Ester Dean and the bass heavy "Stereo" featuring Alex Fitts of The Kickdrums. Other standout tracks include "D3mons" featuring DMX, which MGK describes as a very dark and eerie record, as well as "Edge Of Destruction," which includes fellow rapid-fire rappers, Tech N9ne and Twista.

In addition to the release of his debut album, MGK gives an energetic performance on the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards which airs tonight at 8/7c.

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