Kevin Gates- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Height

Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates is a rapper and singer from the United States. Kevin Gates Race is most well-known for his hit mixtapes By Any Means, Luca Brasi 2, and Stranger Than Fiction. Similarly, he is signed to Atlantic Records.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Kevin Gates
Born Date: 05 Feb 1986
Age: 36 years
Horoscope: Aquarius
Lucky Number: 4
Lucky Stone: Amethyst
Lucky Color: Turquoise
Best Match for Marriage: Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Profession: Rapper
Country: USA
Height: 5 feet 2 inches (1.57m)
Marital Status: married
Married Date: October 1, 2015
Wife Dreka Haynes
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Muslim
Education Master’s Degree
Siblings Brandon

Kevin Gates Biography

Kevin Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Kevin Jerome Gilyard is his given name. He was born in the United States to an African-American father and a Puerto Rican mother. In 2022, Gates will be 36 years old. He is of mixed ethnicity. He adheres to the Muslim faith. Kevin has a younger brother named Brandon as well. Following his birth, his family relocated to Baton Rouge.

He grew up in Baton Rouge and had a difficult childhood. In 1999, he was arrested for the first time as a passenger in a stolen vehicle when he was 13 years old. Gates lost contact with his father when he was a child, but reconnected with him as a teenager. His father died of AIDS when he was 14 years old. Kevin enrolled in Baton Rouge Community College for a short time when he was 17 years old.

Kevin has always been interested in music since he was a child. Gates began rapping when he was 14 years old. When he was in prison from 2008 to 2011, he completed his master’s degree in psychology through a prison program.

Kevin Gates Height And Weight

Kevin Gates stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 92kg. Gates has black hair and dark-colored eyes.

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Kevin began his career in 2007 when he signed with a local label, Dead Game Records. When he collaborated with fellow Baton Rouge natives Boosie Badazz and Webbie, his career took off. In 2007, the three of them worked together on the mixtape Pick of Da Litter.

In 2008, Kevin’s second mixtape, ‘All or Nuthin,’ was released. However, Gates was imprisoned in 2008 for his criminal activities. He was imprisoned from 2008 to 2011. When he was in prison from 2008 to 2011, he completed his master’s degree in psychology through a prison program. Kevin was released early due to his excellent behavior.

Shortly after his release, he began working on his music and released the mixtape ‘Make Em Believe’ in 2012, which was only moderately successful. That same year, he signed with Lil Wayne’s subsidiary label. After taking Birdman’s advice, he went on to create his own label, Bread Winners’ Association. In early 2013, Kevin Gates released his mixtape The Luca Brasi Story on his Bread Winners’ Association record label. The mixtape was a hit.

Kevin would soon be signed to Atlantic Records. Stranger Than Fiction, Gates’ first major-label mixtape, was released in July 2013. The mixtape addressed his issues, which ranged from depression to prison time. The mixtape was a hit, peaking at 37 on the Billboard 200. Following the success of the mixtape, he embarked on a four-week tour.

In 2014, he released his mixtape By Any Means, which was distributed by Atlantic Records but released by his record label. In December 2014, he released ‘Luka Brasi 2,’ another commercially successful mixtape. Within ten months, the mixtape debuted at number 38 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 83,000 copies in the United States. Following the success of the mixtape, he went on tour once more. In May 2014, Kevin Gates was named to XXL’s Freshman Class.

‘Murder for Hire 2’, released in 2016, was another hit mixtape among the many he’s released over the years. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and sold 20,000 copies in its first week. Among the songs were ‘The Prayer,’ ‘Great Example,’ and ‘Click Mouse.’

‘Islah,’ his debut studio album, was released in January 2016. The album was a huge success thanks to popular singles like ‘2 Phones,’ ‘Time for That,’ and ‘Really Really.’ It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and sold 93,000 copies in its first week in the US. The album also charted at number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart. On May 27, 2016, he released the mixtape Murder for Hire.

In 2016, he was imprisoned once more. His wife Dreka oversaw the project and released another mixtape, By Any Means 2, on September 22, 2017. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. He was released from prison after serving his sentence. In May 2018, he released the three-song EP Chained to the City, which he released shortly after his release from prison.

On May 31, 2019, he released his second EP, Only the Generals Gon Understand. On June 28, 2019, he released “Push It” along with the music video. The song was included on his second album, I’m Him, and served as the lead single.

On February 19, 2021, Gates released his 17th mixtape, Only the Generals, Pt. II, his first project since 2019. The album, which was released unexpectedly, is the follow-up to Gates’ 2019 EP Only the Generals Gon Understand. Gates recorded the mixtape in Puerto Rico in 2021 in order to honor his family’s history on the island.

Earlier in 2021, the mixtape was recorded in Puerto Rico. Gates stated that he did so to honor his family’s history on the island. It also includes the previously released single “Plug Daughter 2,” produced by Taz Taylor of Internet Money. Kevin recently teased Khaza, his third studio album.

Kevin also took home the award for Favorite Rap and Hip-Hop Album in 2014 and 2016.

Kevin Gates Relationship And Affairs

Kevin Gates is a husband and father of two children. He is married to Dreka Haynes, his longtime girlfriend. Kevin and Dreka tied the knot in October of 2015. Islah and Khaza are the couple’s two children. In 2016, the couple converted to Islam and traveled to Mecca for the hajj. In a 2013 interview with Complex, he revealed that he has children with other women as well. There are no other details about his previous relationships.

Kevin was arrested for the first time as a passenger in a stolen vehicle when he was 13 years old in 1999. In 2003, he was involved in an altercation outside a movie theater in which he repeatedly stabbed his opponent. Gates was also charged with kicking a fan during a performance in Lakeland, Florida in the summer of 2015.

In self-defense, he invoked Florida’s stand-your-ground law. On October 26, 2016, Gates was convicted of the charge and sentenced to 180 days in prison. Gates was sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2017 on firearms charges stemming from a 2013 incident in East Moline, Illinois. On January 10, 2018, he was released on parole.

Kevin Gates’s Net Worth

Kevin Gates’s fortune was amassed through his successful rapping career. He has a total net worth of one million dollars.