Machine Gun Kelly: Taking the World By Storm

October 12, 2012

At only 22 years old, Ohio native Machine Gun Kelly is stepping up, or rather lacing up in the rap world and quickly becoming an artist to watch. Many people will know MGK from his heartbreaking single about his life struggles and successes “Invincible” with songwriter Ester Dean and the party song “Wild Boy” featuring Wacka Flocka Flame which opens with, “Yeah b*tch, yeah b*tch call me Steve-O!” MGK’s sets on Warped Tour over the summer definitely added some newbies to his fan base, he knows how to command attention from a crowd, no matter how large when he starts a show running out rapping, normally rocking a bandana and jean jacket, then turning his back to the crowd and uncovering a full back tattoo that reads MGK between his shoulder blades.

The rapper started out like many others making mix tapes from the time he was 16, in March 2009 he had back-to-back victories at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, making him the first ever white rapper to win there. A few years later after being approached by Sean Combs, MGK was signed with Bad Boy and Interscope records. His first studio album, Lace Up was released a little earlier in the week and the deluxe edition is currently hanging out with Mumford and Sons’ and Ellie Goulding’s new albums in the top five on iTunes. The collection also features some older songs including the ones mentioned earlier along with “Half Naked and Almost Famous,” rapped over the popular “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous. Check out the video for “Stereo” below and let us know what you think in the comments! MGK will be touring the country late October through December, see dates here:

-Brooke P.


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