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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 200 album chart with his 2013 release Stranger Than Fiction. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Gates 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. Plies, 2 Chainz, and Doe B helped deliver his 2014 mixtape By Any Means. The next year saw the single "Kno One" preview Islah. Gates' proper debut album, it was issued in January 2016, debuted at number two, and was certified gold before the rapper returned with an EP-length mixtape, Murder for Hire II, that May. ~ David Jeffries
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Albums by
Kevin Gates

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    15 songs

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    Murder For Hire

    17 songs

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    Islah [Bonus Tracks]

    18 songs

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    Luca Brasi 2: Gangsta Grillz

    19 songs

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    Make Em Believe

    22 songs

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    Trap City

    12 songs

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    Drugs

    16 songs

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    By Any Means

    15 songs

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    "I Don't Know What to Call It" Vol. 1

    16 songs

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    All In

    20 songs

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    Behind Enemy Lines

    36 songs

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    In the Meantime

    7 songs

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    Drug Dealer Potential

    8 songs

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    Murder for Hire II

    17 songs

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    Islah [Deluxe]

    14 songs

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    Stranger Than Fiction

    9 songs

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    The Luca Brasi Story

    1 song

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    Faded (Remix) [feat. Livesosa]

    1 song

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    I Want to Find You

    1 song

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    2 Phones

    1 song

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    2 Phones

    1 song

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    Kno One

    1 song

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    Really Really

    1 song

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    Really Really

    1 song

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    How U Think I Got It

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Top Songs by
Kevin Gates

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    Popularity
  2.   I Don't Ge Tired (#IDGT)
  3.   2 Phones
  4.   Really Really
  5.   Out the Mud
  6.   Hard For
  7.   Excuse Me
  8.   Perfect Imperfection
  9.   Time for That
  10.   Kno One
  11.   Jam
  12.   Posed to Be in Love
  13.   The Truth
  14.   La Familia
  15.   Satellites
  16.   I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT) by August Alsina
  17.   Stop Lyin'
  18.   Paper, Steak, Shrimp,
  19.   Not the Only One
  20.   John Gotti
  21.   Know Better
  22.   Paper Chasers
  23.   Tomorrow
  24.   Get Up on My Level
  25.   One Thing
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Kevin Gates

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    Hip Hop

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    SXSW 2016: Hip Hop/R&B

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    Casey Veggies: I Am The DJ


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