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Kevin Gates

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Thinking with My Dick (feat. Juicy J) Kevin Gates, Juicy J 02:45
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Bad For Me

by Kevin Gates

16/05/22

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Kevin Gilyard, who goes by the name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper from Louisiana who had a troubled upbringing with his start in the music business interrupted by a stint in prison. He had been working with fellow Baton Rouge rappers Boosie Badazz and Webbie before his incarceration, and soon after his release in 2011, he signed to be managed by Young Money Entertainment and landed a recording deal with Atlantic Records.

He has released several mixtapes that reached the charts include 'Stranger Than Fiction' (2013) which peaked at number seven on the Top Rap Albums Chart, 'By Any Means' (2014) which went to number three on the Rap Chart and number five on the Hip-Hop Chart, 'Luca Brasi 2: A Gangsta Grillz Special Edition' (2015) which reached number three on the Rap Chart, 'By Any Means 2' (2016) reached number three on both charts and number four on the Billboard 200, and'Murder for Hire II' (2016) went to number two on the Rap Chart and three on the Hip-Hop Chart. His studio album 'Isiah' (2016) reached number one on Billboard's Top Rap Albums Chart and number two on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and the Billboard 200.

His charting singles include 'I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)' (2015), '2 Phones' (2016), 'Really Really' (2016) and 'Jam' (2016). In 2016, he was imprisoned again on an assault charge and once more in 2017 on charges related to a 2013 firearms incident. He was discharged in January 2018 and in May of that year he released a three-track EP titled 'Chained to the City'.