Richard Colson Baker was born in the great state of Texas in 1990 to missionary parents who frequently traveled around the world. Due to this he lived his first 4 years of his life in Egypt and actually spoke Arabic before English. At the tender age of 4 he started listening to rap and at the age of 14 he finally moved to what he considers his home town – Cleveland.
Machine Gun Kelly , also known as MGK, launched his career by winning back-to-back victories at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in March 2009. Continuing with the momentum he was featured on MTV2’s Sucker Freestyle and eventually released two mix tapes. One of the mix tapes featured his song “Cleveland” that was played at Cleveland Cavaliers home games. 2011 has been his most successful year with the signing to Young and Reckless (clothing line) and joining P. Diddy to Interscope and Bad Boy Records on August 3, 2011. MGK’s debut album is titled “Lace Up” and that is due the first quarter of 2012. On September 2, 2011, Kelly’s first single, “Wild Boy”, was released and is already making quite the buzz in the music industry.