Machine Gun Kelly & Lil Skies at the Wolstein Center (Cleveland, OH)
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly & Lil Skies perform at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH for their annual Christmas concert.
"Delivering lyrics with the speed of a bullet train, Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka MGK) experienced a meteoric rise in late 2011. Born Colson Baker in Texas but raised in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, MGK began making news in 2009 when he became the first rapper to win amateur night at Harlem's Apollo Theater." - Fred Thomas, AllMusic
"Lil Skies has amassed an impressive following on SoundCloud despite growing up in such an unlikely hip-hop locale. Last week, his songs “Red Roses,” “Nowadays” and “Creeping” were three of the Top 20 most-streamed songs on the platform. His songs are repetitive, punchy and melodic, mixing a teen’s me-against-the-world angst with hip-hop bravado, the lo-fi rants of SoundCloud rap with smooth singing." - Elias Leight, Rolling Stone
Photography by Jamal Lawson