Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly
On the verge of getting evicted, Baker went to Harlem’s Apollo Theater in March 2009 where he had back-to-back victories, making him the first rapper to ever win at the Apollo Theater. He records music in his home studio which he refers to as the «Rage Cage». Colson first started to gain exposure when he was featured on MTV2’s Sucker Free Freestyle, where he freestyled numerous verses from his «Chip Off The Block» single. In February 2010, he released his debut mixtape 100 Words and Running. He released his second mixtape in November 2010 titled Lace Up which featured the hometown anthem «Cleveland» which is played at Cleveland Cavaliers home games and is on rotation on Z107.9 in Cleveland. Lace Up was recorded in three months in 2010 during a creative burst. He is currently touring, and has forged a friendship with Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J who tapped Kelly to appear on his track «Inhale» in January 2011 which was produced by Lex Luger the music video for «Boat Load» featured Steve-O from Jackass. 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. In 2011 Machine Gun Kelly signed with Bad Boy Records which is associated with Interscope. He was featured on the XV song «Finally Home». On November 15, 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 along side Waka Flocka Flame to premier the video.