Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly


Colson Baker, known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is noted for his genre duality across alternative rock with hip hop. Machine Gun Kelly released four mixtapes between 2007 and 2010 before signing with Bad Boy Records.

Full Name
Colson Baker
Apr 22, 1990
6′ 4″
Net Worth


Colson Baker, better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), was born April 22, 1990 in Houston, Texas. He is an American rapper and actor who began performing as a teenager. His debut studio album, Lace Up (2012), went double platinum and featured the hit single "Wild Boy". In 2015, MGK released "General Admission" which peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. His 2017 album "Bloom" was also well-received and included the popular singles "Bad Things" and "At My Best". 

MGK has had several successful collaborations with other artists such as Young Jeezy and Waka Flocka Flame. He is a part of the rap rock band EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records with whom he released his fourth studio album Hotel Diablo in 2019. In addition to music, MGK has starred in films such as Nerve (2016) and The Dirt (2019). He has also appeared on television shows like Punk'd (2003) and Ridiculousness (2011). 

MGK's career continues to be on the rise; he is currently working on his fifth studio album and will be headlining a world tour later this year. With his unique style of rap that blends genres such as hip-hop, punk rock, and trap music, he is sure to remain one of the most influential rappers in America for years to come.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Machine Gun Kelly is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 22, 1990, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was born in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Rapping</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MGK begins rapping and recording music at the age of 16.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Mixtape 'Stamp of Approval'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MGK releases his first mixtape, 'Stamp of Approval', which is highly praised by hip hop fans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">'Lace Up' Mixtape Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his second mixtape, 'Lace Up', which goes on to become a cult classic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Bad Boy Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MGK signs with Bad Boy Records, home of artists like Diddy and Biggie Smalls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album 'General Admission' Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MGK's debut album, 'General Admission', is released and reaches number four on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Album 'Tickets to My Downfall'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MGK releases his fifth studio album, 'Tickets to My Downfall', which debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He has a Unique Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Machine Gun Kelly has a unique style that stands out from other rappers. He brings a raw, gritty sound to the rap game that is unparalleled in the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Incredibly Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Machine Gun Kelly is incredibly talented and is one of the most versatile rappers in the game. He can rap in multiple styles and can switch between them effortlessly. His flow is smooth and he has an amazing way with words.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span>He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Machine Gun Kelly is very charismatic and knows how to engage his audience. He always puts on an entertaining show and knows how to work the crowd. His presence on stage is electric and his energy is contagious.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Rapper To Go Platinum</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Machine Gun Kelly was the first rapper to go platinum with his debut album, "Lace Up".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Out in Battle Rap</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a mainstream star, Machine Gun Kelly started out as a battle rapper and even made it to the finals of the MTV World Freestyle Championship in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was In The Military</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Machine Gun Kelly spent some time in the military before becoming a rapper. He served for three years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has His Own Brand of Coffee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Machine Gun Kelly has his own brand of coffee called "Café MGK" which he launched in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared In Movies and Television Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Machine Gun Kelly has appeared in a number of movies and television shows such as Nerve, Roadies, and Birdbox. </p></div>


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