Did you need some new Kevin Gates music for the Memorial Day weekend? Well, you are in luck as a new project is on the way. Kevin Gates went on social media to announce that his mixtape Murder for Fire 2 will be released this Friday (May 27).

"I really apologize for the wait but Murder for Hire [2] will be dropping Friday on the 27th," Kevin Gates said in the above video.

Kevin Gates seemed to have plans of releasing this new mixtape last month but it never came to pass. The entire project appears to be an act of rebellion as the Baton Rouge rapper is frustrated with his label, Atlantic Records. Gates claimed that Atlantic would now allow him to release another album until next year, so he would drop Murder for Hire 2 instead.

The release of this new project comes on the heels of Kevin Gates' latest album Islah being certified gold. The album was a surprise hit upon its release as it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 112,000 records sold in its first week. Since then, the LP has continued to be a strong a performer on the charts. Gate's success wasn't limited to the album either as its lead single "2 Phones" was certified platinum.

If you cannot wait for Friday to get your Murder for Hire 2 fix, Kevin Gates did post a couple of snippets from the project too. Check those out below.

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