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Listen to Kevin Gates’ New 3-Song Release Chained to the City

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18: Rapper Kevin Gates performs onstage during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora)

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was released from prison in January, after serving nine months of a 30-month gun possession sentence. Today, Gates has released his first project since arriving home, a 3-song package called Chained to the City. It’s a passionate and autobiographical set of songs, in which Gates invests verbose and unpredictable verses with his familiar melodic sensibility. In February, Gates also announced his first post-prison show, which include sets in JMBLYA in Dallas, Austin, and Houston this May, and a July performance at Lansing’s Common Ground festival. Listen to Chained to the City below.