Machine Gun Kelly

Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), known professionally as MGK or Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper, vocalist and performing artist from Cleveland, Ohio. MGK set out on a melodic vocation as a young person, discharging a mixtape in 2006. He proceeded to discharge four more mixtapes.

Machine Gun Kelly

MGK at that point anchored an account contract with Bad Boy and Interscope Records in 2011. His real name make a big appearance album, Lace Up, was discharged in October 2012 to positive reaction from faultfinders. The record contained the singles “Wild Boy”, “Strong”, “Stereo”, and “Hang On (Shut Up)”, and appeared at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart; it was later affirmed to have sold in excess of 178,000 duplicates. In mid 2015, he discharged the singles “Till I Die” and “A Little More” for his second studio album, General Admission, which discharged in October 2015, and appeared at number four in the US. The collection consolidated darker tones, rap rock, R&B, and narrating.

MGK has additionally showed up in different movies, featuring in Beyond the Lights, as Kid Culprit. He showed up in Roadies as Wesley (a.k.a. Wes), before being thrown in lead parts in Viral, Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 and Nerve.

Individual life

MGK has a kid named Casie, who was conceived in 2008.

MGK has transparently talked about his past 2-year heroin dependence, making a tune referencing the fixation titled “Lead You On”, and with the melody profoundly affecting him, it has took into consideration him to self-allude “Lead You On” as his most significant tune.

Machine Gun Kelly while singing

MGK is open about his utilization of cannabis and he has guaranteed in numerous meetings that he smokes every day, depicting it as a “wellspring of satisfaction and a way people can feel somewhat more love [in their own particular right].” He has habitually said cannabis references inside wellsprings of his music and rap persona, making it a bleeding edge of the two his rap and individual character.

MGK cites DMX and Eminem as music impacts, and additionally tuning in to shake bands Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182 during his childhood. MGK refers to the last rap and shake craftsmen as significant melodic impacts.

With respect to political theory, Machine Gun Kelly recognizes as an anarchist.


Fundamental article: Machine Gun Kelly discography

Studio collections

Trim Up (2012)

General Admission (2015)

Bloom (2017)



Year Title Role Notes

2014 Beyond the Lights Kid Culprit credited as Colson Baker

2016 Punk’s Dead Crash

Nerve Ty

Viral CJ

The Land Slick Also co-official maker; credited as Colson Baker

2018 Bird Box Felix Post-generation

2019 Captive State Jurgis Post-generation

The Dirt Tommy Lee Filming


Year Title Role Notes

2012– 15 WWE Raw Himself 2 scenes

2013 Guy Court Himself Episode: “Sweepstakes”

2014 Unsung Himself Episode: “Bone Thugs-n-Harmony”

2015 Catfish Himself Episode: “Hundra and Emily”

2015 Ridiculousness Himself Episode: “Automatic weapon Kelly”

2016 Roadies Wesley “Wes” Mason 10 scenes

Honors and assignments

Board Music Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2017 “Bad Things” (shared w/ Camila Cabello) Top Rap Collaboration Nominated

iHeartRadio Music Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2018 “Say You Won’t Let Go” (with Camila Cabello) Best Cover Song Nominated

MTV Europe Music Award

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2012 Machine Gun Kelly US Artist About To Go Global Won

MtvU Woodie Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2012 Machine Gun Kelly Breaking Woodie Won

2013 Woodie of the Year Won

Ohio Hip Hop Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2009 Machine Gun Kelly Best Live Performer Won

2010 Won

“Alice in Wonderland” Best Music Video Won

2011 Machine Gun Kelly Best Mixtape Artist Won

“Trim Up” Best Mixtape Won

Assault rifle Kelly Best Male Artist Won

“Cleveland” (shared w/Dubo) Video of the Year Won

2012 Machine Gun Kelly Best National Arist Won

“Anger Pack” Best National Mixtape/Album 2nd Place

“Police” (shared w/Pooh Gutta) Best Collaboration Won

2014 Machine Gun Kelly National Noise Maker Won

“Psyche of a Stoner” (shared w/ Wiz Khalifa) Best National Music Video Won

“Breaking News” Best National Music Video 2nd Place

“Brain of a Stoner” (shared w/Wiz Khalifa) Best National Collaboration Won

Radio Disney Music Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)

2017 “Bad Things” (shared w/ Camila Cabello) Best Collaboration Won