Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Wiki/Biography

Kevin Gates is an American rapper and musician from the country. Kevin Gates Race is famous for the successful mixtapes By Any Means, Luca Brasi 2, and Stranger Than Fiction.

He also has a record deal with Atlantic Records.

Kevin Gates was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 5, 1986. His age is 37 years old as of 2023.

He goes by Kevin Jerome Gilyard. He was born in the USA to a Puerto Rican mother and an African-American father. He is a multi-ethnic person. He practices Islam as his religion. Also, Kevin has a younger brother named Brandon. He was born, and his family moved to Baton Rouge.

He was raised in Baton Rouge and had a challenging early life. He was detained for the first time in 1999 at the age of 13 while riding in a stolen car. When Gates was a little child, he lost touch with his father; but, as a teenager, he made contact with him again. When he was 14 years old, his father passed away from AIDS. Kevin, being 17 years old, briefly enrolled in Baton Rouge Community College.

When he was a little child, Kevin has always been interested in music. When Gates was 14 years old, he started rapping. He finished his master’s in psychology while incarcerated from 2008 to 2011 thanks to a prison program.

What is the net worth of Kevin Gates?

Kevin Gates’ lucrative rap career helped him gain wealth. He had a 1 million-dollar total net worth as of 2023.

Quick Facts about Kevin Gates

Full Name: Kevin Gates
Born Date: 05 Feb 1986
Age: 37 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 started his career in 2007 after signing with a regional record label called Dead Game Records. His career took off when he worked with fellow Baton Rouge residents Boosie Badazz and Webbie. The mixtape Pick of Da Litter was created by the trio in 2007.

Kevin released his second mixtape, “All or Nuthin,” in 2008. Nonetheless, Gates was sent behind bars in 2008 as a result of his criminal behavior. He was detained between 2008 and 2011. He finished his master’s in psychology while incarcerated from 2008 to 2011 thanks to a prison program. Kevin behaved admirably, so he was let out early.

He started writing songs soon after being freed, and in 2012, he released the mixtape “Make Em Believe,” which was only modestly popular. He signed with Lil Wayne’s side label the same year. He followed the birdmen’s advice and went on to found his own record company, Bread Winners’ Association. The Luca Brasi Story, a mixtape by Kevin Gates, was released at the beginning of 2013 on his Bread Winners’ Association record label. The mixtape became popular.

Atlantic Records would soon sign Kevin. In July 2013, Gates’ debut mixtape on a big label, Stranger Than Fiction, was made available. His problems, which spanned from depression to time in jail, were addressed on the mixtape. A hit, the mixtape peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200. With the mixtape’s success, he started a four-week tour.

His mixtape By Any Means, which was distributed by Atlantic Records but issued by his record company, was made available in 2014. Another commercially successful mixtape, “Luka Brasi 2,” was released by him in December 2014. The mixtape sold over 83,000 copies in the US in 10 months and debuted at number 38 on the Billboard 200. He embarked on another tour after the mixtape’s commercial success. Kevin Gates was included in the XXL Freshmen Class in May 2014.

Of the many mixtapes he has published over the years, “Death for Hire 2,” which was released in 2016, was a hit. On the Billboard 200, it debuted at number two and 20,000 copies were sold in its first week. ‘The Prayer,’ ‘Great Example,’ and ‘Click Mouse’ were a few of the songs.

His first studio album, “Islah,” was made available in January 2016. Popular singles including “2 Phones,” “Time for That,” and “Really Truly” helped the album become a tremendous hit. In its first week in the US, it sold 93,000 copies and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. On the Canadian Albums Chart, the album peaked at number 16. He made the mixtape Murder for Hire available on May 27, 2016.

He was put behind bars once more in 2016. By Any Means 2, a new mixtape overseen by his wife Dreka was made available on September 22, 2017. The Billboard 200 charted it at number four at its peak. After serving his time in jail, he was freed. He released the three-song EP Chained to the City in May 2018—shortly after being sprung out of jail.

Only the Generals Gon Understand, his second EP, was made available on May 31, 2019. He released “Push It” and the music video on June 28, 2019. The track was the main single and was included on his second album, I’m Him.

Gates’ 17th mixtape, Only the Generals, Pt. II, his first effort since 2019, was released on February 19, 2021. The record, which was unannouncedly published, is Gates’ follow-up to the EP Only the Generals Would Understand from 2019. In 2021, Gates made the mixtape in Puerto Rico in remembrance of his ancestors’ longtime residence there.

The mixtape was made in Puerto Rico earlier in 2021. Gates claimed that he did this to respect his ancestors’ legacy on the island. Also, it contains the previously released single “Plug Daughter 2,” which was created by Internet Money’s Taz Taylor. His third studio album, Khaza, was recently hinted at by Kevin.

In 2014 and 2016, Kevin also won the prize for Favorite Rap & Hip-Hop Album.

Family, Wife, Relationship

Kevin Gates is a married man and the father of two kids. His lifelong lover, Dreka Haynes, is his wife. The marriage of Kevin and Dreka took place in October 2015. The two kids of the couple are Islah and Khaza. The pair made the hajj in Mecca in 2016 after converting to Islam. He admitted having kids with other women in a 2013 interview with Complex. His prior associations are not further described.

When Kevin was 13 years old in 1999, he was detained for the first time while riding in a stolen car. He engaged in a fight with another person outside a cinema in 2003, repeatedly stabbing the person. In the summer of 2015, Gates was also accused of striking a fan while performing in Lakeland, Florida.

He used Florida’s stand-your-ground law in self-defense. Gates was found guilty of the crime and given a 180-day prison term on October 26, 2016. Based on gun-related allegations coming from an incident in East Moline, Illinois, in 2013, Gates was given a 30-month prison term in 2017. He was paroled out and released on January 10, 2018.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

He is 92 kilograms and 6 feet 2 inches tall. Gates has dark eyes and black hair.

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