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Ariel Nichols

on 28 October 2013

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Transcript of ARTICLE: MGK

His birth name is Richard Colson Baker also known as MGK he was born on April 22, 1990 in Houston, Texas he is a rapper and one of his labels is EST19XX he has associated with DMX and Diddy.
MGK's stage name was give to him because of his rapid-fire flow and because it is a reference to the criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. He rose to fame right after his first four mix tapes stamp of approval,(2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up(2010). But On March 18, 2012, Machine Gun Kelly won the MTVu Breaking Woodie award.
he comes from missionary parents and him and his family used to move around the world a lot. Then they abroad in Egypt and Germany then throughout the US. in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, and Cleveland. Since he lived his first four years in Egypt he learned how to speak Arabic.
The first two rappers that got him into the genre as a child were Ludacris and DMX. At the age of fourteen, Baker moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School. first ever white rapper to win at the Apollo Theater. He records music in his home studio which he refers to as the "Rage Cage". In 2011-2012 In March 2011 he participated in his first SXSW show in Austin, Texas. At the SXSW show he was approached by Sean Combs and since then has gained massive exposure throughout the music scene. Machine Gun Kelly released a music video for the song "Wild Boy" featuring American rapper Waka Flocka Flame. On December 8, 2011, Machine Gun Kelly appeared on BET's 106 & Park alongside Waka Flocka Flame to premiere the video MGK was signed by Jimmy Iovine and Diddy to Interscope and Bad Boy Records on August 3, 2011. In official statement given.
In 2013 he released "BLACK FLAG". on January 28,2013 MGK announced that he will be reverting to his previous stage name "Machine Gun Kelly". MGK said that he will be releasing his album and that featured Pusha T, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa. Then on February 18,2013 announced the mixtape "BLACK FLAG".
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