Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Announces First Shows Since Prison Release

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates has announced his first tour dates since his release from prison last month. His upcoming shows include sets at JMBLYA in…
Arielle Gordon / February 7, 2018

Kevin Gates Released From Prison

Kevin Gates was released from an Illinois state prison Wednesday after serving nine months of a 30 month sentence for felony gun possession, TMZ reports. As…
Drew Salisbury / January 10, 2018

Report: Kevin Gates to Be Released From Prison This Wednesday

Last spring, Kevin Gates was sentenced to 30 months in prison due to a felony gun possession charge in Illinois after already serving time for…
Rob Arcand / January 4, 2018

DJ Kay Slay – “Cold Summer” ft. Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gates, Mac Miller, Rell

New York City's DJ Kay Slay has a new album called The Big Brother out September 22. It's his first collection of collaborative tracks since the dense, star-packed More…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 29, 2017

Kevin Gates to Serve 30 Months in Prison Due to Outstanding Gun Charge

TMZ reports that Kevin Gates will serve 30 months in prison due to a felony gun possession charge in Illinois. Gates was scheduled to be released from a Florida…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2017

Kevin Gates Is Still in Jail, But He’s Released a New Song

Kevin Gates is still behind bars after law enforcement discovered an outstanding weapons-related warrant during his release process. However, he's managed to release a new…
Brian Josephs / April 5, 2017

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
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