Kevin Gates Net Worth
Kevin Gates Net Worth: Kevin Jerome Gilyard aka Kevin Gates is an American Rapper and singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gates’ Debut album ‘Islah’ was released in 2016, and it made it to Rank #2 in US Billboard 200 chart. Apart from this, he also released other several singles. Right now, Kevin Gates net worth is around $1 million.
Kevin Gates Childhood
Kevin Jerome Gilyard was born on February 5, 1986, in Louisiana. Soon after the birth, he and his family relocated to Baton Rouge. It seems like Trouble followed Kevin from a very young age, while he was 13rd, he arrested for joyriding as a passenger in a stolen vehicle. At the age of 17, Kevin attended Baton Rouge Community College for a brief period.
Kevin Gates Songs Career
Finally, Gates completed his graduation from Baton Rouge Community College, and in 2005 He started his professional career as a rapper when he signed with Dead Gam Records. Kevin began his career along with other Baton Rouge locals Boosie Badazz and Webbie. Together, they released several mixtapes like Pick of Da Litter(2007) and All or Nuthin’.
Both Gates and Boosie got into legal trouble spending time in jail. Gates spent over 31 months in prison. Gates did a great job, earning a master’s degree in psychology through a prison program and his behavior was good in jail, so he was released early.
After Gates was released, he immediately started paying attention to his career. In 2012, he published a mixtape Make ‘Em Believe, and it grabbed lots of attention including Young Money Entertainment, a record label by Lil Wayne. Later, Gates signed to the management wing of the company but never signed any record deal.
Gates released a mixtape in early 2013, The Luca Brasi Story with Bread Winners’ Association. This mixtape gained much critical Praise like from Pitchfork and Spin Magazine. Even Rolling Stone declared the eighth single Wylin as the 40th best song in 2013. This success leads him to sign with Atlantic Records in 2013. Gates also appeared in Pusha T’s record “Trust You” and Gudda Gudda “Hustle All Day”.
Later that year, Gater released an album Stranger Than Fiction which also featured Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. This mixtape too made into 37th position in Billboard 200. In Early March, Gates released another mixtape By Any Means which took the 17th position in Billboard 200.
In 2015, he released his first debut with Atlantic records, Islah which is also the name of his first daughter.
Later that year, Gates gave smashing commercial hits like “Really Really”, Time for that, 2 Phones. Over 112,000 copies sold worldwide and got the peak of Billboard 200 with 2nd position.
Gates later continued working with other rappers, some of the best selling records, few of them are “Change Lanes” (2018), Had To (2017) and Really Really (2018).
Kevin Gates Personal Life
In October 2015 Gates married his longtime Girlfriend, Dreka Haynes and now they have Islah and Khaza. Gates practices Islam with his wife, and they went Mecca for Hajj in September 2016.
Kevin Gates Criminal Background (Hard times)
Gates arrested for the first time for traveling in a stolen car when he was 13. In 2003, Gates had a loud argument outside a Movie theatre, and he stabbed his opponent badly. In 2015, Gates was charged, kicking one of the fans while performing live at Lakeland, Florida and sentenced to 180 days in jail. In 2017, Gates convicted to gun charges dates back to 2013 incident but released on parole on January 10, 2018.
Recent Developments and News
On October 1, 2018, In an interview, Gates told that “though he was innocent, he pled guilty”. Gates has recently released “Luca Brasi 3” on September 28th, 2018 which has sold 71,000+ till now and expected to hit top 3 Billboards 200 for the third time.