MACHINE GUN KELLY
w/ special guests MOD SUN
TUE, DECEMBER 20, 2016
$30 ADVANCE – $35 DAY OF SHOW
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at FREE tickets!
There’s nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio’s MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father after his mother began a new life with a new man.
“I don’t have a relationship with my mom, she left when I was nine years old,” says MGK.
In Denver, the Bakers lived with MGK’s aunt. Though the father and son had each other, they couldn’t lay claim to much else. As his dad fought depression and unemployment, the young MC split his time between wearing two school outfits and being bullied by the neighborhood kids.
“I used to stand out because I was tall and I couldn’t really fight back then,” says MGK. “Then I got tired of getting beat up so I started fighting people with my words instead.”
In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX’s “We Right Here” video.
“DMX is a huge influence on me because neither of us have siblings so we had to fight a lot of dark shit by ourselves,” says MGK.