Kevin Gates Performs "2 Phones" & "Really Really" On Conan
Gates' stardom has been a few years coming now, but it really shows how far he's come when he's up on big stages like this. Gates was the musical guest on Conan today, and he appeared in an all-black suit to perform two singles off his debut album, Islah, which has been a major success both critically and commercially. "Really Really" and "2 Phones" have been everywhere this year, the latter earning Gates his first top 20 hit.
Kevin Gates "Not The Only One" Video
Kevin Gates revisits his debut album, Islah, with a music video for "Not The Only One" this Friday. The rapper has been touring across the world, and decided to shoot this particular visual during a visit to Berlin, Germany, which is a nice change of pace from your average rap video that was shot in the trap house, etc. Thus, if you've never been to Germany, you get a glimpse at both their weather and scenery. Can Gates pull off that furry hat, for lack of its proper name? Watch the new music video up top. It's directed by Breadwinners' own Jordan Spencer.
Kevin Gates Talks Taylor Swift, Leonardo Dicaprio & More On "Over/Under"
Kevin Gates interviews are always entertaining, but they can go one of two ways -- either the rapper is extremely funny and animated, or he gets deep and pensive, but for "Over/Under" it's definitely the former that comes to play. Right out the gate, he calls Winnie The Pooh a drug addict, and it's just classic after classic thereon in.
Kevin Gates "Pride" Video
Kevin Gates just made a very impressive debut at number 2 on the Billboard 200, and he's celebrating with the release of the video for "Pride," which could be the next official single for the album. The video co-stars his wife Dreka, as well as the inspiration for his debut album's title, his daughter Islah.
Kevin & Dreka Gates Talk Marriage & Sex Life On "Lip Service"
Kevin Gates new album, Islah, which cleared an impressive 112,000 in its first week, was filled with heartfelt romance, much of it directed at his longtime partner and -- as of last October -- wife, Dreka.
Kevin Gates "Castle" Video
Kevin Gates released his debut album, Islah, today, and he has also used the occasion to drop the video to a song that doesn't appear on the new record. In fact, in the new "Castle" video, one can hear Gates' contributions from the recent "Zeta Gang Castle (Remix)," on which he joined ZacZeta, aka the dude who crashed the stage and shouted him out at the People's Choice Awards.
Kevin Gates On The Breakfast Club
Kevin Gates' new album, Islah, arrives in two days time. Just today we received a leak for one of the bigger collaborations off the LP, the very smooth "Jam" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz. For some last minute promotion, Gates visited The Breakfast Club yesterday, and as you can imagine, they touch on array of topics.
BWA Kane Feat. Kevin Gates "While She Talkin" Video
BWA Kane Feat. Kevin Gates
We're less than two weeks away from the release of Kevin Gates' debut album, Islah, which should take him to new heights in the rap game. Another one of Gates' goals for this year will be to earn some shine for his BreadWinners crew and label.
Kevin Gates "2 Phones" Video
Kevin Gates has dropped the video for his November single, "2 Phones," off his upcoming debut album Islah. The video, of course, shows Gates juggling two -- and sometimes even more -- mobile devices. Early on, he deals with the plug, and later in the evening, he organizes a romantic evening at home with his connect for that other type of work.
Kevin Gates "Luca Brasi 2 Intro" Video
While we wait for Kevin Gates' new album, Islah, which has been pushed back to January 29th, Kevin Gates keeps fans busy with a new music video for the intro song off his stand-out Luca Brasi 2 mixtape. This brings us back to 2014-- Luca Brasi 2 dropped around this time last year, so it seems like an appropriate return.
Chedda Da Connect Feat. Kevin Gates & Scrilla "Whippin Up" Video
Chedda Da Connect Feat. Kevin Gates & Scrilla
Chedda Da Connect dropped off a pretty hot single with Kevin Gate and Scrill a few months back, and has now delivered a video for the track, which should give it an extra push. "Whippin' Up" definitely doesn't have the natural meme potential of "Flicka Da Wrist," but should succeed on off the strength of its hook. Kevin Gates has also offered the track a characteristically impressive 16, which should give it the attention of his large Baton Rouge fanbase.Let us know what you think of the track in the comments below. Does Chedda have another hit on his hands?
Kevin Gates "Really Really" Video
With ISLAH somewhere on the horizon, Kevin Gates it was about time to drop the video for his single "Really Really." The Jon J-directed visual has Gates rocking the Baltimore Orioles hat and one of the iciest grills you will ever see. Shoutout to the screaming chuuuch organ on this track. More producers would be wise to incorporate the sound into their music.
Kevin Gates Speaks On Naming His Album After Islah & Parenthood
Kevin Gates' upcoming album, Islah, will be his first released via a major label this coming winter. Slated for release on December 11th, I'd say it'd be his 'most personal yet' because it's named after his daughter, but really, what Kevin Gates album isn't personal? When we had the Baton Rouge by the office recently, he spoke on naming the album after his first daughter Islah, and how important it is to provide for his children, whether or not they're biologically related to him.
Kevin Gates (Seemingly) Jokes About Using Heroin
Kevin Gates has a tendency to make media headlines for his outrageous behavior, whether it's his booty-eating ways or getting into altercations with fans, sometimes the sensationalism is warranted (remember when he confessed to a relationship with his cousin?).
Kevin Gates "La Familia" Video
Kevin Gates slides through with the visual for "La Familia," the first cut off his upcoming album Islah. The DEA is after him, but Gates is posted up in a back alley still rapping. They have no idea where he is. Meanwhile, Gates' crew abducts a guy who snitched on him to the feds and take him to a warehouse to give him some old fashioned street justice.
Kevin Gates Kicks Female Fan In The Chest
Kevin Gates is known for keeping it real, and last night was an incident in which keeping it real went wrong. He was performing at a club in Lakeland FL when a female fan in the front row reached and tugged gently on his shorts. Gates reacted instinctively, kicking her in the chest like Adam Vinatieri kicking the game winning field goal. The crowd wasn't too impressed with him after that. Naturally, TMZ got their hands on the footage, it's a little grainy but offers a pretty clear picture of what happened. Watch the clip above.
Kevin Gates "Tomorrow" Video
Kevin Gates is constantly working/releasing music, so it seems he really does live by his tagline/favorite ad-lib "I Don't Get Tired." After hitting us with the audio for a new leak, "Tomorrow," a week or two ago, the rapper returns today with the visual treatment. The visual is directed by Gates' own Breadwinners Films, and finds the rapper turning up in his kitchen. He has an array of Fanta, Actavis, and his own #IDGT energy drink on deck (and highly visible), as well as a case of cigars.
Kevin Gates "Kno One" Video
"Kno One" is the closest thing we've heard to a radio single from Kevin Gates in a minute, and with the quick release of a video for the melodic record, it seems like it may be getting a push. The slow jam gets the summer jam treatment, as Kevin Gates takes the record to the barbecue, which may be its best setting.
Kevin Gates "Perfect Imperfection/Plug Daughter/John Gotti" Video
After giving us a surprise mixtape, Murder For Hire, Kevin Gates returns to his recent Luca Brasi 2 mixtape and delivers three visuals in one, shooting for the mixtape stand-outs "Perfect Imperfection," "Plug Daughter" and "John Gotti." We've seen two-in-one videos
Kevin Gates "Khaza" Video
Named after his son, the recently-released "Khaza" is one of the hardest Kevin Gates tracks ever. Over a mournful funeral march from The Mekanics and Yung Ladd, Gangsta Gates talks going to war over nothing, Beyoncé following him on Instagram ("Jigga watch it"), having nightmares of coming home to find his daughter dead, and as a result, putting a rival's child in an oven. It's dizzying to hear him cover so much ground over the course of this hookless three minute long track, and so thankfully, this video doesn't distract too much from his rapping.