Kevin Gates is a famous American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He is well-known by his stage name Kevin Gates. “Islah” was his debut album released in 2016 and peaked at number two on U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
Kevin Gates Net Worth is around 1 million dollars. Recently, he signed to Bread Winner’s Association in partnership with Atlantic Records.
Kevin Gates Biography
Kevin Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in Louisiana, U.S., to a Puerto Rican mother and African American father. From the beginning of his childhood, he had a keen interest in music, and he started to rap at the age of 14.
However, He is famous for his album Islah, which released in 2016, with singles hits such as “2 Phones”, “Time for That,” and “Really Really.” The album became hit. Furthermore, he is famous for his mixtapes named “Stranger than Fiction” and “By Any Means.”
Meanwhile, in 2015, Gates married to his longtime girlfriend, Dreka Haynes. The couple has two kids, Islah and Khaza. Gates and his wife converted to ISLAM and went to MECCAto performed HAJJ in 2016.
Kevin Gates Early Life and Career
After Kevin Gates’s birth, his family moved to Baton Rouge. He lost contact with his father at a very young age. But he reconnected him at his teenage. His father died, when he was 14. He briefly attended BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Gates’s surrounded by many illegal issues and went to prison for criminal matters. Gates’s first arrested occurred when he was 13 years old for being a passenger in a stolen car.
He began his career by singing to a local label Dead Game Records, in 2007. In 2007, he released the mixtape “Pack of D Littler.”
Kevin Gates Personal Details
|Real Name||Kevin Jerome Gilyard|
|Date of Birth||February 5, 1986|
|Place of Birth||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Profession / Occupation||American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur|
Kevin Gates Stats
|Height||6'3 feet or 190.5 cm|
|Weight||94 kg or 207 lbs|
Kevin Gates Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Dreka Gates|
|Father Name||Not known|
|Mother Name||Martha Green Gates|
|Children||Khaza Kamil Gates, Islah Koren Gates|
He teamed with Torrence Hatch and Webster Gradney Jr and their second mixtape released named “All or Nuthin” in 2008. Gates spent 31 months in prison due to some illegal issues which stopped his music career.
During his prisoned period, he earned a master’s degree in psychology through the prison program. After his release from the prison, he started his career again and released a mixtape “Make Em Believe” which was a mild hit at that time.
In 2014, he released another mixtape, “ByAny Means,” under the Bread Winner’s Association Label and distributed by Atlantic Records. It ranked 17 on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, this mixtape received the most positive views and a total of 17,000 copies sold only in the U.S.
In 2016, after several mixtapes he released over the passing years, another successful one named “Murder for Hire 2”. It was a massive hit for Gate. The total copies sold were 20,000 in the first week.
Gates’s debut album was “ISLAH,” which released in 2016, it was a big hit and debuted number 2 on the billboard, furthermore 93,000 copies sold within the first week in the U.S.
In 2020, he released singles “Dreka,” “Always Be Gangster Freestyle,” “Still hold up.”
Kevin Gates Net worth
Kevin Gates’s total net worth is 1 million dollars, and he currently signed to the Bread Winner’s Association Label. He has a partnership with Atlantic Records.
Interesting Facts About Kevin Gates
- He kicked a female fan during a stage performance in 2015. Currently, he is serving 30 months prison sentence.
- Gates once hinted that he had children with another woman in the 2013 interview with Complex.
- Kevin got a tattoo of NBA Young Boy. He stated, “I got the tattoo on me because I love him.”
His first debut album Islah is by his daughter’s name.