Not a bad year for Kevin Gates, all in all. Sure, the rapper started 2014 locked up after being arrested last December on probation violations. But ever since he got out, shortly before SXSW this March, Gates has been on ...
Marcellus Kevin Gates
Baton Rouge, La.
Singles: “Satellites,” “4:30AM,” “Paper Chasers,” “Don’t Know”; Mixtapes: The Luca Brasi Story, Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means; Guest Appearances: Pusha T’s “Trust You”
Bread Winners Association/Atlantic
As-yet-untitled major label debut album
“When you ask who am I surprised that’s not here, that’s not really a question for me because I believe I feel all things that are meant to be will be. So everyone that was meant to be here, they are here.”
“I always liked Down South beats like Master P and Cash Money and things of that nature. As far as lyricism I always gravitated as far as Biggie Smalls, Nas, Jay Z, Big L. I love Eminem. Eminem would be in my Top 5.”
“As a freshman in high school, I wasn’t as nasty as I am right now, but as a Freshman in XXL, I’m the sickest in the district.”
. Rappers seem to have a very interesting fascination with energy drinks. Whether it was 50 endorsing SK Energy Drink, Nelly with Pimp Juice, or Lil Jon's Crunk (which, surprisingly you can actually still buy in some stores today), rappers cannot ...
Perhaps Kevin Gates doesn’t get as much credit as he should. You have multiple other artists — specifically Drake and Kanye West — subverting and disintegrating the image of the hard-as-diamond man. But what of Gates, who’s admittedly not as ...