Louisiana’s very own KEVIN GATES brings his I’M HIM TOUR to the UNO Lakefront Arena on Saturday, November 9 with special guests Polo G, YK Osiris, Rod Wave and SDot Fresh. Kevin Gates recently released his second studio album, I’m Him , through Bread Winners’ Association and Atlantic Records. Members of Gates’ team did not immediately respond to Complex’s request for comment.
Guitar melody. Black cowboy music. This my healing process.” He is peaking on issues with a woman. There’s brilliance in how emotion is flooding the music. He codes his voice with feeling. Kevin Gates is a rapper you believe. The passion behind every lyric fuels this sense of authenticity. If you go into this record not knowing Kevin Gates, you’ll want to trust the speaker. The high-pitch switch was unexpected. I know my purpose now.” Taking these journeys I’m going to need an interpreter,” I like that line, a lot. Love the production and the hook, too. The verses are good. An all-around enjoyable record.
Kevin Gates announced a nationwide headline tour in support of his new album, I’m Him, set to arrive later this year. The I’m Him” tour gets underway at Chicago’s Patio Theatre on Oct. 12 and continues across the U.S. with a final show at Seattle’s WaMu Theatre on Nov. 30.
Gates is also currently on a tour of the same name. Fans can thankfully see a slim and trim Gates during the touring leg as the rapper has lost a tremendous amount of weight. During a video for Men’s Health, he responded to questions from fans and divulged what prompted him to undergo his weight loss journey.
In 2019, Kevin Gates will be performing in cities around the US with stops in venues such as The Rave – Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wis.; Nutty Brown Cafe Amphitheater in Austin, Texas; Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas; FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.; and the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, La.
I WILL DEFINITELY GO SEE KEVIN GATES AGAIN WHEN HE’S IN OHIO. EVERY ARTIST THAT PERFORMED DID AN AWESOME JOB KEEPING THE CROWD LIT. THE SHOW EVEN STARTED ON TIME WHICH IS RARE IN MY EXPERIENCES FROM THE PAST.
Kevin Gates doesn’t get tired. Five years later, his famous mantra remains true. Signs of fatigue are nonexistent on I’m Him. This album is a one-man-show, and its author has plenty to say.
I’m Him marks Gates’ second studio album, following his widely acclaimed 2016 debut, Islah Since then, however, Gates has released a steady stream of mixtapes and EPs, including two projects in 2018 — Chained to the City and Luca Brasi 3 — as well as Only the Generals Gon Understand, which arrived in May.
Kevin Gates rolls through the streets of Amsterdam in the new video for RBS Intro,” the first track off his new album, I’m Him, out tomorrow, September 27th.
Gates has released a pair of summer hits, Push It” and Facts,” leading up to his hugely-anticipated album. Each track was delivered alongside companion visuals, which have racked up over 10 million views combined on the multi-platinum rap superstar’s official YouTube channel.
This album is a rush. The chords here remind me of Mustard. Let It Go” is running at a great BPM count for Gates, but I’m not in love with the singing on the hook. He’s pulling out so many tricks Shapeshifting. Technically, this is one of the wilder songs on the project. I’m not entirely gripped, though. I wonder how he found these pockets and melodies. A bit overwhelming, but there’s a lot here worth returning to.
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Kevin Gates has been known to feature a number of popular artists on his mixtapes as well as albums. Artist such as Trey Songz , August Alsina, 2 Chains, Rico Love, Chevy Woods, Jamie Foxx and many more have guested on Gates’ songs.
Kevin Gates stopped by the Power 106 studios to have a close conversation with Nick Cannon The two talked about a wide range of topics, from the difference between being loved and feared to Kevin Gates first time trying yoga to making women squirt. They also touched on the topic of Kevin Gates new album I’m Him.
Rapper Kevin Gates is also back inside the top 10 on the all-genre albums tally thanks to his new release I’m Him , which opens at No. 4. The set shifted 70,000 equivalent units, with 10,000 of those being actual sales. I’m Him is only Gates’ sophomore proper album, though he’s found success with a number of his commercial mixtapes. The hip-hop star has now pushed four projects into the region, placing one inside the uppermost area every year since 2016.
Following the investigation, Warden Tim Hooper ended Perry Stagg’s detail as Deputy Warden of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. He has been reassigned to his previous position as an Assistant Warden at Angola, which equates to a lower position on the prison operations organizational chart, and a cut in pay. Major Jason Linzy received a letter of counseling. Additional training has been provided to staff regarding visitation policies,” said Pastorick in a statement released Monday, Sept. 30.
Every ticket purchased online for Kevin Gates includes a digital copy of his upcoming album “I’m Him.” You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.
It was in 2013 however where Kevin Gates really blew up with his mixtape The Luca Brasi Story” which became instantly popular, being downloaded over 130,000 times and resulted in Gates appearing on high-profile mixtapes for Pusha T, Slim Thug and Gudda Gudda. It wasn’t long before he signed to the major label Atlantic after completing his contract with the indie imprint label Breadwinner by releasing the well-received album Stranger Than Fiction”, featuring artists Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. The album debuted at No. 37 in the Billboard 200 and led to the rapper being named part of the 2014 XXL Freshman Class.
Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates performs on Saturday. Kevin Gates sits down with Sway in a 4-part interview about life, music and motivation. The official YouTube channel of Atlantic Records artist Kevin Gates. Subscribe for the latest music videos, performances, and more.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Kevin Jerome Gilyard made his mixtape debut in 2007 with Pick of da Litter. Mixtapes with titles like All In and I Don’t Know What to Call It, Vol. 1 appeared over the next few years. 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. It featured guest spots from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Starlito, and debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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Kevin Gates has never been in better shape—physically, mentally, spiritually. Still, for his sophomore album, I’m Him , he wants to take a step back to when he was anything but healthy—physically, mentally, spiritually.
I wonder how old these songs are? I can’t imagine them being made during the same session. Singing-rapping Gates. He has a great tone. I can hear some cool similarities between Gates and 03 Greedo. Both are inventive and unafraid to sing without baptizing their vocals in Auto-Tune. Gates went full Pretty Ricky with this one. It’s like the trap version of Love Like Honey.” I’m partially kidding. He has a knack for crafting songs around sexual lyricism that most R&B stars would give up a kidney for. Another strong record.
The actions follow a Department of Public Safety and Corrections investigation into a visit that Gates, whose real name is Kevin Gilyard, was purportedly making to his father at Elayn Hunt in July.
Kevin Jerome Gilyard (born February 5, 1986),better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He is currently signed to Bread Winners’ Association with a partnership with Atlantic Records. His debut studio album, Islah, released in January 2016 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. Prior to Islah, Gates also released numerous mixtapes including Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means, and Luca Brasi 2, all of which peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.
DOC spokesman, Ken Pastorick, says Gates was on the visitation list for someone at the facility when the photos were taken in July, which means he signed documentation acknowledging the prison’s policies.
In 2004, he entered a local studio for the very first time and started professionally recording. Three years later, he dropped his breakout debut mixtape, Pick Of Da Litter. As he passed out thousands of CDs around the area, his buzz started to spread like wildfire and he began playing multiple shows per week. Shortly after, he unleashed the 2008 hit “Get in the Way” featuring Lil Boosie, developing a devout national following in the process. However, in the aftermath of the track’s success, Gates faced incarceration until 2011.
Gates’ musical endeavours began when he started rapping in 2007 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he grew up. Along with fellow Louisiana rappers Webbie and Lil Boosie, Gates first drew attention to himself with the 2008 single Get in the Way” featuring Lil Boosie. Influenced by the likes of Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Nas, since 2007 the rapper has been known for his time on the mixtape circuit releasing a string of mixtapes including 2007’s Pick Of Da Litter”, 2008’s All Or Nuthin”, 2009’s All In”, and 2010’s Behind Enemy Lines” and The Leak”.
In addition to bypassing body scanners, Gates was allowed to drive his car through the front gates without being searched, investigators found. And while Stagg was escorting him, Gates avoided the visiting office and never had to sign the visitor’s log acknowledging he understood facility rules.
This build-up foreshadows a banger. Gates’ energy is infectious. He leaps out of your headphones. The drop wasn’t the powerbomb I wanted, but the song is still arresting. Kevin doesn’t fumble him flow, and the melody is just sweet enough to catch the ear. The bars are raw enough to give Bags” a sharp edge. Rick Ross must regret not having Kevin Gates on MMG. He would be the perfect street rapper for that empire. This song is so good.
Every ticket purchased online for Kevin Gates includes a digital copy of his upcoming album I’m Him.” You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.
After his visit, Gates posted several photos of himself and rapper C-Murder. In one of the photos, Gates, who just dropped his new project I’m Him , can be seen flashing a fan of $100 bills. According to a spokesman for the state corrections department, the rapper violated policy when he posted the photos of his wad of cash since visitors aren’t allowed to bring more than $300 into the prison.
Every ticket purchased online for Gates’ 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of the new album. Details on how to redeem the digital album will be emailed on album release day. Tickets will first be available through an artist presale beginning July 31 at 10 a.m. local time, and will be available to the general public on Aug. 2 at 10 am local time.
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American rapper Kevin Gates is hitting the road in support of his latest studio album, I’m Him. The tour is scheduled to begin on October 12 in Chicago, Illinois before making its way across the states where it will wrap up on November 30 in Seattle, Washington.