Richard Colson Baker who is known by his professional name, Machine Gun Kelly is a celebrated rap artist that has gained a reputation for adding zest to his performances as he is fond of diving into his audience during his live shows. Kicking his music career off in his teens, MGK as he nicknamed himself has achieved unprecedented success, having sold thousands of copies of his albums including his first album, ‘Lace Up’ which had a count of over 264,000 copies sold as of 2018. The album equally clinched the No. 4 spot on the United States Billboard 200 Chart. His subsequent albums also attained top spots on the Billboards.
Machine Gun Kelly recently dropped a new album on July 5, 2019, titled ‘Hotel Diablo’ through Bad Boys Entertainment and Interscope Records which has gained positive reviews. His music career has been adorned with numerous awards including MTV Europe Music Award and Ohio Hip Hop Awards. The famed musician has some acting credits under his belt which includes playing the role of Kid Culprit in the American romantic drama film, Beyond the Lights. Read on as we unravel more interesting details about MGK.
Machine Gun Kelly’s Biography (Age)
The talented rap artist made his arrival into the world in Houston, Texas, United States on 22nd April 1990. He hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has gained residency in different countries like Germany and Egypt as his family moved some in his early years. They eventually resided in Chicago, Denver where he schooled at Hamilton Middle School. Machine Gun Kelly was brought up by his father, being that his mother left them when he was a kid.
Along with his father, he relocated to Cleveland and there, he went to Shaker Heights High School. During that time, he dropped his first mixtape titled, ‘Stamp of Approval’ and since then, his career has been on the rise. He also became the first rap artist to have emerged victorious on Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talents at the Apollo Theater.
In addition to his music career, he began working at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., an American chain of fast-casual restaurants in late 2000. Later in 2010, Machine Gun Kelly moved on to drop his second mixtape, ‘100 Words and Running’. In the same year, he released a single, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ through Block Starz Music. Afterward, he came in contact with Sean John Combs during his participation in South by Southwest, an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media and music festivals, held in Austin, Texas. He was later signed to Comb’s record label and through them, he has released several singles and albums including his Extended Play titled, ‘Half Naked & Almost Famous’ which gained the 46th spot on the Billboard 200 Charts with about 36,500 copies sold as of 2012.
In October 2012, Machine Gun Kelly dropped his first album, ‘Lace Up’ along with his lead single titled ‘Wild Boy’. In the following year, he released a mixtape, ‘Black Flag’ which he dedicated to love and expressed through his social media handle that the demo reflects more on how he has found love again through music despite being deprived of it almost all his life. His other albums include ‘General Admission’, ‘Bloom and Binge’ and ‘Hotel Diablo’.
MGK’s songs have been featured on National Football League Network’s Thursday Night Football Show as well as in commercials and on WrestleMania. He has also put up lively performances at World Wrestling Entertainment Raw events. Throughout his career, he has worked with other top rap artists like French Montana, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Ray Cash, among others.
Machine Gun Kelly has also been featured in many movies and TV series including appearing as himself in Guy Court, Unsung, Catfish, Ridiculousness. He additionally played the role of Wesley “Wes” Mason in 10 episodes of the TV series, Roadies, Tommy Lee in the biographical film, Dirt, and Nick in the 2019 comedy film, Big Time Adolescence. The Ohio-native has also been honored with several awards during Ohio Hip Hop Award shows including Best National Artist and Best Live Performer Awards.
Who is Machine Gun Kelly’s Wife or Girlfriend?
The skilled music artist has been romantically involved with a good number of ladies which includes Amber Rose, Rachel Starr and Halsey. At the moment, Machine Gun Kelly is believed to be single and not yet married. Meanwhile, he welcomed a daughter named Casie Colson Baker in 2008 with an unidentified lover.
The multi-award-winning vocalist has an impressive height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.92 m). His slim body build weighs about 76 kg (168 lb). He additionally has a shoe size of 12 (US).