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Machine Gun Kelly

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"MGK Straight Outta The Midwest!!"

The Midwestern United States is an area generally known as the heartland. It is in fact a cultural crossroads making up both the geographic epicenter and the population center of the United States of America. To 19 year old Colson Baker alias "Machine Gun Kelly" it is simply home..

Unlike many of his peers, "MGK" had the opportunity to experience firsthand the global village at an early age. Born in Houston, TX, this military tike was soon relocated to the middle east, where he found himself speaking arabic almost before he learned to speak english. After making his exodus from Egypt, to Kuwait, to Germany he began a lifelong journey that would take him through cities such as Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and others, to reach his destiny.

"HIP HOP saved me" Say's the 6'3 blond haired, blue eyed "Kelly". Being raised by a single dad and circumnavigating the globe as an adolescent is not as easy as it sounds. "Hip hop music allowed me to communicate with kids from every background and nationality in places where I wasn't always welcome." Knowing this, he honed his lyrical skills and delivery to the point where he could amaze even his would be foes with his talent if a conflict ever arose, as it often did.

Now named "Machine Gun Kelly", for his ability to spit rapid fire lyrics, he found his way to Cleveland, Ohio in 2005. After relocating over 10 times throughout his childhood, "MGK"discovered as a young teen, hip hop music was the one constant in his life. He made sure that he didn't waste any time breaking into the local hip hop scene. After being there only a year he was nominated for an Ohio Hip Hop award in the category of "Best New Artist" and things have not slowed down since then.

Beginning with his mixtape series "Stamp of Approval" now on it's fourth installment, he has been a feature artist on the Cleveland mixtape circuit. Including; "DJ Flacco presents P.U.S.H. hosted by Young Buck", "Dj Uncut.. Cleveland's Crack", & "Dj Step One.. I Run 08". Last year this culminated in "MGK" being awarded the honor of being the first Cleveland artist to receive a "classic rating" on 107.9 "Home Jams" radio show hosted by Cleveland's own " Dj Latin Assasin".

Baker has sited most of his influences as being some of the premier vocal talents in urban music. "The Temptations", "James Brown", "Mystikal", "Busta Rhymes", & of course "Twista", are all known for their enigmatic live performances as well as pugilistic oratory skills. Perhaps it is their influence which drives his energetic performances, whipping crowds into a frenzy that few artists, independent or major label could match. His stage presence garnered him an Ohio Hip Hop award nomination for "Best Mixtape Artist" & "Best Live Performance", as well as a feature performance on "MTV's MY Sweet 16". This has led to interviews w/ local magazines such as Cleveland's "Scene" & radio shows like "Shadee 45'" w/ Angela Yee & Elliot Wilson. The highlight of his career came last year when he was booked in Paris, France to perform at the De La Musica festival.

"Machine Gun Kelly" has a long way to go to reach his destiny, but he is confident that he will get there. He should know.. he's been on the road a long time....

E Deezy / Ashleigh Veverka / All American Ent. / 2009