Kevin Jerome Gilyard, also known for his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and businessman. He was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His first studio album, Isiah, was released in 2016 and reached number two on the American Billboard 200 chart. In 2008, he was arrested and served 31 months in jail. According to him, his rap was about integrating his experiences into his music. His lyrics usually deal about subjects like depression, poverty, and jail experience. His style is considered by many critics as “confessional anthems” that fuses refined Southern beats.
Here are some of his famous quotes that talk about his music, success, love, struggle, and prison experience.