Events by EventfulMACHINE GUN KELLY
There's nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio's MC, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), possesses a resilience that has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father.
"I got the name Machine Gun Kelly because of my rapid-fire delivery when I was 15 and started doing shows," says MGK.
Nicknamed MGK by his fans, the MC released his first mixtape, Stamp of Approval, in 2006 and built a local fan base performing at Cleveland venues like Hi-Fi. However, it was a trip to New York's famed Apollo Theater in 2009 that really gave him his start.
"We drove straight from Ohio and stood in line for ten hours," recalls MGK. "I got boo'd as soon as I walked on the Apollo stage and then I won … twice."
The energetic performer became the first rapper in history to win the Apollo's talent show. Since then, MGK has been praised by cultural gatekeepers like The New York Times, MTV, The FADER and Nah Right.
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