Machine Gun Kelly (rapper)

Machine Gun Kelly
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MGK performing in Pittsburgh in March 2013
Background information
Birth nameRichard Colson Baker
Born (1990-04-22) April 22, 1990 (age 30)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • actor
Years active2006–present[1]
Associated acts
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Colson Baker[2] (born Richard Colson Baker; born April 22, 1990),[3][4][5] known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as MGK), is an American rapper and actor. He is currently signed to Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records and Interscope Records.[6] He was also named the Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2011 by MTV on December 14, 2011.[7] His song "Invincible" featuring co-writer and singer Ester Dean is the official theme song of WrestleMania XXVIII.[8]


Studio albums

Year Album
2012 Lace Up
2015 General Admission
2017 Bloom


  1. "21. Machine Gun Kelly – The Best 25 Rappers 25 And Under". Complex. June 14, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  2. Machine Gun Kelly (March 16, 2017). "figured I'd post this to end the years of seeing people debate what my actual name is. so uh, hello, I'm Colson Baker. 🤓". Instagram. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. Thomas, Fred. "Machine Gun Kelly Biography". allmusic. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  4. FunkWorm (January 23, 2012). "How They Came Up: The Machine Gun Kelly Story". Indie Hip Hop. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  5. "Songwriter/Composer: Baker, Richard Colson". Broadcast Music Inc. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  6. "Machine Gun Kelly Announces Deal With Bad Boy/Interscope: 'They Understood Our Idea'". Vibe. 3 August 2011.
  7. "Machine Gun Kelly Named MTV 'Hottest Breakthrough MC Of 2011'". 15 December 2011.
  8. "Ringside News - Wrestling News & WWE News, Rumors & Spoilers". Ringside News - Wrestling News & WWE News, Rumors & Spoilers.

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