Date of Birth 22 April 1990, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Machine Gun Kelly
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Richard Colson Baker is better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly. His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. MGK is from Cleveland, Ohio and is signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Berlyn Noland
Trade Mark (2)
Tattoo "EST 19xx" on his chest
An anarchy symbol above his belly button.
Live with his daughter, Casie.
Together with a few friends from Cleveland, including Hypeman Slim Gudz and drummer "Rookie", Richard has an ideological movement known as E.S.T. 19XX.
Won 'Woodie of the Year' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2013.
Richard had his start on the popular video sharing site "Youtube", where he would share homemade tracks and upload videos of his daily life.
Won 'Breaking Woodie' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2012.
Richard has a young daughter named Cassie by a woman that is not known to the public.
At the age of fourteen, Baker moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School.
He has become iconic in the rap game for his rapid flow lyrics and atypical of the genre sense of style.
He spoke Arabic before English.
Good friends with Austin Carlile (Lead vocals from Of Mice&Men), Da Kurlzz (member from Hollywood Undead ) and Tal Cooperman.
In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.
In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010).
His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes.
On January 28, 2013 MGK announced that he will be reverting to his previous stage name "Machine Gun Kelly".
At 18 years old, he had a daughter named Casie.
MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates.
In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
Personal Quotes (1)
Words don't make you who you are.
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