Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates



Kevin Jerome Gilyard (born February 5, 1986),[1][2] better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[3][4][5] He is currently signed to Dead Game Records and Atlantic Records / Artist Partners along with his own record label, Bread Winners' Association.[5][6] His debut studio album, Islah, was released in January 2016 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart.[7] 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.[5]



Beautiful Scars
Beautiful Scars is a song by musical artist Kevin Gates, released on September 14, 2017.
Had To
Had To is a song by musical artist Kevin Gates, released on September 7, 2017.
No Love
No Love is a song by musical artist Kevin Gates, released on July 20, 2017.
What If
What If is a song by musical artist Kevin Gates, released on April 5, 2017.

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Album Appearances & References127

Popular Songs32

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Music-Related Relationships5

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Collaborators & Influencers38

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Spotify - Albums & Singles65


Spotify - Appears On191


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles11

New Music: Kevin Gates feat. PnB Rock – ‘Beautiful Scars’
  –  September 14, 2017
Kevin Gates bares “Beautiful Scars” on his latest single, a PnB Rock-assisted banger about pain and healing. Over a thumping instrumental, PnB delivers a soulful and heartfelt chorus. “I wear my heart on my skin,” he sings. “Can’t forget where ...
See the Most Popular Music Artist in Each State (Just 1 Artist Dominates 31 States)
  –  November 13, 2017
No. 1 streamed music artist in 7 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee Kevin Gates is a rapper and singer from Baton Rouge, La. His 2016 studio album reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. He is the top ...
Hope Lutheran High School student of the week
  –  November 13, 2017
His role models are the Navy Seals and Kevin Gates. His favorite bible verse is John 3:16. He likes to work, hang out with friends and play his PS4 in his spare time. After high school, he wants to find someone he can connect with on a deep level.
Q&A: Eric Ebron played two ways through a broken collarbone in high school
  –  November 6, 2017
So anyway, I like beats man. Anything with a good beat. So I listen to a lot of Kevin Gates. I love listening to him because he makes so much sense with his lyrics, and it's also great beats behind it. MLive: Papa John's is in the news a bit this week.
PGA Professionals driven by Club Car
  –  November 5, 2017
“We look forward to working with them in the future.” Club Car Regional Vice President, Kevin Gates added, “Our significantly expanded relationship with the PGA is targeted directly at helping the Vocational Professionals who are either our customers ...
Mista Cain, A King Uncrowned
  –  November 2, 2017
The first episode of "The Verdict" starts with an interview with Kevin Gates. Peter Rosenberg asks him about who the world should be looking out for in the Louisiana rap scene: "Yeah they got a kid I really fuck with, you heard me? My little brother ...
Hip Hop Album Sales: Macklemore Debuts While Kevin Gates Gets Redemption On Billboard 200
  –  October 2, 2017
Macklemore took a chance and moved forward without his production partner Ryan Lewis for his new solo album, Gemini, which features Lil Yachty, Offset and pop princess Kesha. With 50,672 total album equivalent units sold (27,266 pure album sales and a ...
Stream Kevin Gates’ ‘By Any Means 2’ Mixtape
  –  September 22, 2017
Although he is currently locked behind bars, Kevin Gates isn’t allowing incarceration to stop him from releasing new music. Today, he unveils his latest project in the form of By Any Means 2. The 14-track effort, a sequel to the 2014 original ...
Kevin Gates Reveals 'By Any Means 2' Mixtape Details
  –  September 19, 2017
( Kevin Gates has revealed the tracklist of his upcoming mixtape, By Any Means 2. The new project is scheduled to be released this Friday, September 22nd. The incarcerated rapper unveiled the tracklist with an Instagram post showing each song ...
Kevin Gates Reveals ‘By Any Means 2’ Mixtape Tracklist
  –  September 18, 2017
The incarcerated rapper unveiled the tracklist with an Instagram post showing each song title being engraved in stone. The tape has only one feature, PnB Rock, who appears on the song, “Beautiful Scars.” The mixtape will include the previously ...
Kevin Gates announces new mixtape, By Any Means 2, shares “Had To”: Stream
  –  September 7, 2017
Just yesterday, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates broke his silence for the first time since being incarcerated in October 2016 with a stoic open letter along with a music video for “What If”. Now, he’s followed up by announcing his next project, By ...


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