American singer, rapper and entrepreneur Kevin Gates has been charting on the Billboard 200 with mixtapes since the release of The Luca Brasi Story in 2013. The mixtape received positive reviews from publications such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, which commended the artist's lyricism and emotional nakedness. For more than a decade, Gates has released more than 12 mixtapes and albums such as Chained to the City, Islah and Stranger Than Fiction with guest appearances by artists such as 2 Chains, August Alsina, Plies and many more. However, it was the release of 2014's Luca Brasi 2, Gates' 13th mixtape, that featured the song "I Never Get Tired," which earned him not only a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 but also a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. Gates is known for his distinctive voice and a unique style of rap, making him a dynamic performer when seen live.
Started From the Bottom
Born in 1986 as Kevin Jerome Gilyard in New Orleans, La., Kevin Gates was influenced early on by popular hip-hop artists such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Notorious B.I.G. and Snoop Dogg, and it was at a young age that he knew he wanted to become a rapper. A self-professed fan of Southern-style rap, he signed with Dead Game Records in 2007 and began collaborating with local hip-hop artists. In 2012, his mixtape Make 'Em Believe earned him enough buzz that Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne's record label, took notice. After signing to Young Money Entertainment's management, Gate said that it was Birdman who inspired him to form a record label of his own. Since the formation of his record label, Bread Winners' Association Label, Gates has released multiple mixtapes and albums that have earned him spots on the Billboard charts as well as helping to name him a member of XXL's Freshman Class.
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What songs can I expect to hear at a Kevin Gates concert?
With an array of hit songs under his belt, Kevin Gates has been known to perform songs such as "4 Legs and a Biscuit," "Bet I'm On It," "Posed to Be in Love" and "Can't Make This Up" at his shows. With so many hit songs to choose from, the setlist at a Kevin Gates concert is sure to be enjoyable.
What cities is Kevin Gates touring?
In 2019, Kevin Gates will be performing in cities around the US with stops in venues such as The Rave – Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wis.; Nutty Brown Cafe Amphitheater in Austin, Texas; Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas; FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.; and the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, La.
What other artists has Kevin Gates collaborated with?
Kevin Gates has been known to feature a number of popular artists on his mixtapes as well as albums. Artist such as Trey Songz, August Alsina, 2 Chains, Rico Love, Chevy Woods, Jamie Foxx and many more have guested on Gates' songs.
What is a Kevin Gates concert experience like?
Known for a style of rap that combines clenched teeth with melodic tunes, Gates also incorporates singing into his raps and has been said to give a great live performance.
What artists are similar to Kevin Gates?
Kevin Gates fans may also enjoy music and performances by artists such as NBA Youngboy, Boosie Badazz and Starlito, all of whom have also been associated with Kevin Gates.Back to Top
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