Transferring the reflective style of rappers like Drake to the genre of gangsta rap, Louisiana-based MC Kevin Gates spent five-plus years on the mixtape circuit before climbing into the Top 40 of the Billboard album chart with his release Stranger Than Fiction. After he dropped the popular The Luca Brasi Story mixtape -- one of the first releases on Bread Winners' Association, a label he co-founded with wife and booking manager Dreka Gates -- things changed quickly. It led to appearances on high-profile mixtapes from Pusha T and Gudda Gudda, and Gates subsequently signed a contract with major-label Atlantic. Stranger Than Fiction, the first of several releases to bear the logos of Bread Winners' Association and Atlantic, was released that same year. The next year saw the single "Kno One" preview Islah. Gates' proper debut album, it was issued in January , debuted at number two, and was certified gold before the rapper returned with an EP-length mixtape, Murder for Hire II, that May.
Kevin Gates Explains Why He Got A Tattoo Of NBA YoungBoy “Because I Love Him”
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Kevin Gates is one of the hottest rappers in the rap game right now. However, he spent 31 months in prison between and His time in prison delayed his progression in music. In , he released another mixtape titled, The Luca Brasi Story. When Dreka met Kevin, he was a part time rapper.
Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It
It seems that hip-hop has moved on from Twitter beefs to the much more visual world of Instagram. Taking to his personal IG account, New Orleans-born emcee Kevin Gates released a video calling out Young Thug for answering his calls, prompting Thugger to come back and challenge Gates to "pull up" and accept the fade. Gates removed his video shortly after posting. Fortunately, DDotOmen managed to recover the recording. Check out both videos below.
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