In early 2015, he released the singles "Till I Die" and "A Little More" for his second studio album, General Admission, which released in October 2015, and debuted at number four in the US.
The album incorporated darker tones, rap rock, R&B, and storytelling.
His major label debut album, Lace Up, was released in October 2012 to positive response from critics.
The record contained the singles "Wild Boy", "Invincible", "Stereo", and "Hold On (Shut Up)", and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart; it was later confirmed to have sold more than 178,000 copies.
Following his father's departure, MGK stopped attending school and began to make a name for himself by calling out elder classmates.
MGK has also appeared in various films, starring in Beyond the Lights, as Kid Culprit. Wes), before being cast in lead roles in Viral, Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 and Nerve.
He settled in Denver, along with his father, after his mother had left home, and the pair moved in with MGK's aunt.
MGK also announced that Wiz Khalifa will be featured on the mixtape.
On February 18, 2013, MGK announced the name of the mixtape as Black Flag and revealed the cover.