Machine Gun Kelly (or MGK)

Birth Name: 
Richard Colson Baker
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

"Invincible" the official theme song of WrestleMania XXVIII

Short bio: 

Richard Colson Baker was born in April 22, 1990. He's better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly or MGK for short. He got that name for his rapid-fire lyrical flow, and its reference to the notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. MGK is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

MGK become popular after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval in 2006, Homecoming in 2008, 100 Words and Running in 2010, and Lace Up in 2010. In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs. In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.

In January 22, 2014, MGK began working on his second studio album.


Machine Gun Kelly/MGK
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2220 Colorado Avenue
5th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3506


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Submitted by Savana (not verified) on

I have been following and listening to MGK since his fordt music video "chip off the block". Hands down my all time favorite. Most of his songs have helped me over come battles that i have been fighting since i was a young teen. Ive gone through the addiction stages and have hurt myself and others. Right now im batteling a court case for custody of my only son. I work anywhere from 5-6 days a week sometimes 8 hours sometimes 12. My co workers and others that are around me like my "friends" are always bullying me. I work my ass off and do nothing but help out at work and helpy friends. Im always crying or getting blamed for things that are not my fault. For example, my job is to take care of individuals with dementia and there are things that we have to do that not a lot of people enjoy. I work with women all day long, and of course women like to cause drama and talk shit. But this is gone too far. I feel like everyday im crying and hurting myself or over doing it. I have bi polar disorder and PTSD plus im manic drpressive and hear voices and all that. Im always being blamed for the shit talking at work because of my mental disorder. My dream is to meet MGK and be able to vent and talk to someone whos been through a lot of what ive been through.

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Submitted by Hannah (not verified) on

Mgk if you read this I want to tell you my story. I came from nothing just like you did and while I'm still a "kid" I'm still making it in life I got big dreams and I gotta work hard to fulfill them. But I know how you don't speak tp your dad or your mom and listen I don't speak to my mom. She became a junky after my dad left when I was seven started poping out kids making me raise them while her and my dad we're no where to be found. And at night when I rarely had me time I would sit in my room and listen to your songs and write and that's the only way I could cope with the pain (there was way more going on) but I memorized every word to almost everyone of your songs and it has just always been a dream of mine to meet you. You have helped me in so many ways and I just really wanted to thank you.

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Submitted by Maddi (not verified) on

Idk what it is about mgk but his lyrics have true meaning and make me feel like I may actually have a place in this world. When I feel down I listen to his music and it's like it lifts me back up. Trying to get tickets for your next tour when you come to London. THANK YOU so much for making you music It really helps me believe in my self. Much love

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Submitted by Rachel Smith (not verified) on

I was showed MGK 5 years ago i thinkand i have listened to his music every day and he has changed my life my fav. one is Swing Life Away i listen to him when i work at night and that helps

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Submitted by Ben (not verified) on

Hey man listen, I am a huge fan. You're inspirational to me. I fell in love with your music with wild boy and then I dug deeper. The Return inspired me to finish a book I was writing and chip of the block amped me to write my action scenes. Anyways I want Colin Kaepernick on the Browns. He's a more skilled QB than Kizer and he deserves to be signed. You're the most famous celeb from Cleveland I could think of and I think your message will go further than mine.
C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-Ds the greatest. Make it a movement.

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Submitted by Will (not verified) on

I don't want to die. But I don't want to live. I know how to make myself happy. But I can't stop hating myself. I need love. Idk why I'm saying this to you. You're just the music that gets me through a lot. Idk how to get through this feeling. Maybe tonight

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Submitted by Logan Brockman (not verified) on

Mgk and eminem, in my mind, are the best rapper ever, and not because they are white. Whenever I hear either of their music, I feel free. Now even though I can't rap, they have inspired me to pursuemusic. Nobody knows but sometimes I will take Eminem music and mgk music and make new songs by combining them. It is my only wish to meet either one but to meet mgk, would be the best feeling in the world, my sister's introduced his songs to me, now he is my hero

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Submitted by Logan Brockman (not verified) on

Like him, I'm also from Ohio, I would give anything to meet him


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