MGK started recording music in 2009 in his home studio. He called it the Rage Cage. Then Sucker Free Freestyle, a show on MTV2, featured his first mixtape, which increased his fame.
The first of Machine Gun Kelly’s movies was in 2014, titled Beyond the Lights. He went on to work on some other titles, including The Land, Roadies, Bird Box, The Dirt, and Big Time Adolescence.