Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Was Arrested Right After Being Released From Jail Today

Today, Kevin Gates finished his six-month sentence for kicking a teenaged fan at a 2015 Florida show. However, upon leaving jail, authorities discovered an outstanding felony warrant from a…
Brian Josephs / March 24, 2017

Kevin Gates Will Be Released From Jail Later This Month

Kevin Gates, who's been in Polk County Jail since last October, is scheduled to be released from prison on March 24, according to XXL. The Baton Rouge…
Brian Josephs / March 2, 2017

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 180 Days in Prison for Battery Charge

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates has his fair share some controversy, but last year's kicking incident, which involved a female fan at a Florida club appearance, remains…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 27, 2016

Black Thought Is a Hero, Lil Uzi Vert Is For the Kids: 10 Takeaways From the 1st Annual NYC Roots Picnic

While the Meadows Music and Arts Festival took place this weekend in Queens, New York another festival was making its debut in midtown Manhattan. The…
Brian Josephs / October 3, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Kevin Gates, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign Get Sensual in ‘Jam’ Video

Islah bonus cut "Jam," which features Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, and Trey Songz, is a bonus highlight on an album filled with them. Ever the…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Kevin Gates Returns With More Heat on ‘Murder for Hire 2′ Mini-Mixtape

Before finding commercial success with his debut album Islah, Kevin Gates was also known for his tremendous, inexhaustible work ethic. That hasn't died out; the Louisiana rapper…
Brian Josephs / May 27, 2016

Kevin Gates Performs Two Songs on ‘Conan’

Not a lot of rappers can fill a whole late-night stage on their lonesome, but Kevin Gates is certainly one of them. The breakout MC…
Andrew Unterberger / May 10, 2016

Lil’ Kim Marks Kevin Gates as ‘#Mine’ on Her New Single

Just days after releasing a swaggering remix of Desiigner's slick, Future-lite "Panda," Lil' Kim's back with her own single. "#Mine" (yes, the hashtag is included)…
Brennan Carley / February 18, 2016

Watch Kevin Gates’ Heartbreaking New Video for ‘Pride’

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates has shared the video for "Pride," the latest from his new album, Islah. Gates stars alongside wife Dreka Gates as a loving couple…
Anna Gaca / February 10, 2016

Review: Kevin Gates Needs No Assists to Fuse His Yin and Yang on ‘Islah’

Way back on the intro to his 2012 mixtape Make ‘Em Believe, Kevin Gates boasted, "I got more than one major willing to sign me."
Renato Pagnani / January 25, 2016
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