Machine Gun Kelly at Irving Plaza in New York, NY

Where: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00 PM
When: 17 Irving Place, New York, NY, United States
MGK was Houston born, but bounced around as far as Egypt before settling into Colorado with his father. With his mother out the picture, MGK struggled growing up as his father dealt with depression and unemployment. The young artist found solace in Mcing and channeled the dark feelings in his life into his rhymes after taking inspiration from DMX.
As he grew up he began to find all sorts of troubles for himself including fights and drugs however, MGK’s first mixtape was released in 2006 and began to lead to bigger and better things for the rapper. His fanbase grew locally and soon enough he was touring high schools round the country, causing such commotion with his excited fans that security began to turn him away form his own gigs.
MGK kept working hard through the birth of his first child and even self-managed a potentially career ending bit of vocal damage and was rewarded when the release of his ‘Lace Up’ mixtape boosted his popularity to new heights. Kelly signed a deal with Bad Boy/Interscope and, after being one of XXL’s 2012 freshmen, his debut album was released, hitting number 4 on the charts and selling over 50000 copies in its first week. He followed that with the release of 2013’s ‘Black Flag’ mixtape which featured the likes of French Montana and Wiz Khalifa.


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