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Kevin Gates


Kevin Jerome Gilyard (born February 5, 1986), better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is currently signed to Dead Game Records and Atlantic Records / Artist Partners along with his own record label, Bread Winners' Association. His debut studio album, Islah, was released in January 2016 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. Prior to Islah, Gates also released numerous mixtapes including Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means, and Luca Brasi 2, all of which peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Video: Kevin Gates – Had To

Kevin Gates drops another creatively directed video that works around the fact that his ongoing incarceration prevents him from actually appearing in the clip. You can find “Had To” on his new project By Any Means 2, out now. Previously: Kevin Gates…

via Nah Right at October 16, 2017

New Video: Kevin Gates “Had To”

Allahu Akbar Kevin Gates has been through a lot over the past few years. Here’s a recollection of some of his good and bad times from his point of view. Off his recent album, By Any Means 2.

via Rap Radar at October 13, 2017

Kevin Gates' Wife, Dreka, Helps the Rapper Tell His Life Story in "Had To" Video

Dreka tells XXL the story behind Kevin Gates' "Had To" video, shares when fans can expect new music from him and gives an update on how the rapper is doing in prison. Continue reading…

via XXLMag at October 12, 2017

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