Kevin Gates Biography, Controversy, Mixtapes and Net Worth

Kevin Gates (Baton Rouge, 5 February 1986), is an artist American, rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. Kevin Gates Net Worth Is $1 Million. The artist currently holds a contract with Atlantic Records, along with his label, Bread Winners’ Association.

His first studio album, Islah, was released in January 2016 and peaked at number two on the list Billboard 200. Before Islah, Gates also released several mixtapes, including Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means, and Luca Brasi 2, all of which entered into the top 40 on the Billboard 200.

Kevin Gates Biography

Kevin Gates was in New Orleans born and raised in Baton Rouge in the US state of Louisiana. At the age of 20, he started publishing his mixtapes. After Pick of da Litter (2007) followed a series of other mixtapes before the breakthrough came in 2013 with The Luca Brasi Story.

He was discovered by rappers like Pusha T and Gudda Gudda and received a record deal from Atlantic Records. The mixtape reached a placement in the R&B charts. In the same year, his debut album Stranger Than Fiction was still on the indie label Breadwinners Association, in which, among other things, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J had participated.

So he made it right in the top 10 of the US rap charts and at number 37 on the official sales charts. A year later he was in the 3rd place on the rap charts with the mixtape By Any Means. Plies and 2 Chainz were represented. More considerable commercial success in 2015 was the successor of his breakthrough mixtape Luca Brasi 2, Although it did not reach new record highs, but kept half a year in the sales charts.

With I Do not Get Tired (together with August Alsina ) he had his first single hit. Another hit on the Hot 100 was Really Really in late 2015. It was a pre-release to the second album Islah, the first on the major label Atlantic, which is named after his eldest daughter and in which no guest musicians were involved. It was released in January 2016 and was No. 1 on the rap albums as well as No. 2 in the official album charts.

Kevin Gates Net Worth


Kevin Gates was arrested and imprisoned for the first time at 13; he says in his interviews that he made many trips back to prison. He obtained a degree in psychology while he was behind bars. In his music, Kevin Gates recounts his past and his present life; one learns that he suffered from depression and that he was a heroin addict, up to inject drugs into her sex.

Kevin Gates’ biological father died as a result of being infected with the AIDS virus. Kevin Gates has always defined himself as a spiritual person, having a tattooed psalm on his arm. In 2014, he converted to Islam. A year later, he married Dreka Gates, with whom he has been in a relationship for 14 years. They are the parents of Islah and Khaza.


On August 30, 2015, a video was released Showing Kevin Gates kicking a woman from his audience during a performance in Lakeland, Florida. The victim filed a complaint in September 2015. The victim, Miranda Dixon, sued the rapper for assault and battery. On October 27, 2016, he was sentenced to 180 days in prison.


In an interview with XXL magazine, Gates claims to be a fan of Southern beats citing inspiration primarily from Master P, and Cash Money Records Gates also relies on the lyrics of Nas, The Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Big L, and Eminem.



  • 2016: Breeding


  • 2007: Pick of da Litter
  • 2008: All or Nothing
  • 2009: All In
  • 2010: Behind Enemy Lines
  • 2010: The Leak
  • 2011: I Don’t Know What to Call It, Vol. 1
  • 2012: Make ’Em Believe
  • 2012: In the Mean Time
  • 2013: The Luca Brasi Story
  • 2013: Stranger Than Fiction
  • 2014: By Any Means
  • 2015: Luca Brasi 2: A Gangsta Grillz Special Edition
  • 2015: Murder for Hire
  • 2016: Murder for Hire 2


  • 2013: Satellites
  • 2014: Don’t Know
  • 2014: Posed to Be in Love
  • 2014: Amnesia (featuring Doe B)
  • 2014: I Don’t Get Tired (featuring August Alsina)
  • 2015: Kno One
  • 2015: Really Really
  • 2015: 2 Phones
  • 2016: Jam (featuring Trey Songz, Ty Dolla Sign & Jamie Foxx)
  • 2016: Time for That
  • 2016: One Thing

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