“Champions,” the first song and video from Black Flag, is a stone trip, featuring MGK’s patented swagger and flow and some improv from his label boss Diddy, not to mention a Chipmunked sample of Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” courtesy of The Diplomats.
Just 23 years old (wish him many more when you see him; his birthday was April 22), MGK was born in Texas to missionaries who made him a world citizen before he started school.
His first four years were spent in Egypt, where he learned Arabic before English. As a middle schooler in Denver, he got into Rap via DMX and Ludacris; two years after his relocation to Cleveland at age 14, MGK dropped his first mixtape, 2006’s Stamp of Approval (he got his ’30s gangster-referenced nickname for his rapid-fire vocals).
After three more mixtapes, MGK made a fan of Sean Combs, who signed him to Bad Boy. Since then, MGK has been named Hottest Breakthrough MC by MTV, won MTVu's Breaking Woodie award, hit Billboard's Top 5 with Lace Up and been featured on XXL's Top 10 Freshmen list.Make no mistake, Machine Gun Kelly is laced up and ready to push his game to the next level.
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