Mostly Credited As: Machine Gun Kelly
Sometimes Credited As: MGK
Birth Name: Colson Baker
Date Of Birth: April 22, 1990 (Age 25)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Houston, TX
Born Colson “Kelly” Baker on April 22, 1990 in Houston, TX the 6’3″ blonde hair boy wonder, has wowed audiences for the past three years. His lyrical style of quick words that explode like gunfire earned him the moniker Machine Gun in front of his Kelly.
The high-energy 17-year-old doesn’t waste time on songs that he can’t put his heart into. His sure to be a hit, release single “Hustler’s Motivation” is a prime example of where this young man is coming from.
At an early age MGK, Machine Gun Kelly, and his father moved to Denver. He used rap as a way to fit in. By the time he was 12, MGK entered a battle with high school kids, and won!
His experience of being the only white kid in an all ethnic environment is “the foundation of my life and why I choose to put my heart in every word” stated Kelly, “being white makes me work harder at the game.” “I know this is a Black man’s game and I have to be better than they expect me to be.”
This smart performer uses his disadvantage to his advantage. He knows people see Eminem wanna be and uses it to get the attention needed to show what Machine Gun Kelly is all about.
This independent artist who is currently waiting to be signed to a label, has opened for fellow veteran rappers like Bone Thugs In Harmony, Crime Rob, and Young Joc. His following has lead to him being nominated for Best New Artist at the Ohio Hip-Hop Awards for 2007.