Richard Colson Baker, born April 22, 1990 is known by his artist name Machine Gun Kelly (MGK). Representing Cleveland, Ohio MGK signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. In 2011, he signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing. XXL Magazine announced that MGK would cover the cover of the magazine as apart of the 2012 XXL Freshman Class alongside Future, Danny Brown, and French Montana.