Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) — American rapper and actor
Machine Gun Kelly (real name Colson Baker) was born on 22 April 1990 in Houston, Texas. In 2005, he quit high school, started using drugs and recording music. Back then, Colson came up with his first demo album Stamp of Approval.
Soon Baker decided to devote his life to music and adopted a pseudonym Machine Gun Kelley (MGK) in honor of a famous gangster George Kelly. In 2006 and 2007, the artist released two mixtapes, Unstoppable and Stamp of Approval. He also started performing in clubs. The next two mixtapes, Certified and Homecoming, came out in 2008 and 2009 accordingly.
In 2010, MGK released another mixtape 100 Words and Running, in which his fans heard the phrase “Lace Up” for the first time. Later, it became a hit. In May, the rapper presented his official debut single "Alice in Wonderland". The song brought him an award at Underground Music Awards as "Best Midwest Artist". The music video for this song earned an Ohio Hip-Hop Award. At that time, many fans tried to book Machine Gun Kelly for their private events, but it was a tough task.