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MGK Talks About Battle Rapping In Cleveland

Posted By on October 31, 2013

MGK was a recent guest on DJ Skee’s “Skee Live”.He touched on a range of topics, including earning cred in Cleveland and battle rapping.


“What people don’t realize is that I was really in the hood earning my stripes,” MGK said. “I genuinely got the pass in Cleveland. When I blew up, no one was like, ‘Who is this kid?’ Everyone was like, ‘Oh, that’s the one White boy from [around the way].’


“I was a rapping mothafucka,” he said. “I rapped. I used to battle rap in front of Tower City, which was the mall I used to work at. I would [go to a] block party and was the one White boy at this block party [rapping]. I’d do my thing. You would see people’s reaction and [they’d say], ‘Oh, Machine Gun, I heard about you,’ because word was spreading like, ‘Yo, this one little White mothafucka eating people.’ That was my shit. That’s why it’s like Lord have mercy on the first rapper that tries to get crazy with me on a record.”


Check out the Cleveland rapper performing “Swing Life Away” on Skee Live: