An American artist most popularly known as musician, songwriter and entrepreneur Kevin Gates’s complete name is Kevin Jerome Giltyard. Signed to Bread Winners Association Kevin Gates is a big name in America with his art of songs representing his talent and achieving billboards.
With multiple successful albums like Islah, Stranger than Fiction, By Any Means and more Kevin has made a significant name in the industry over the decades of being in the music industry. Kevin has accumulated a massive net worth of $3 million as of 2023 and lives a lavish lifestyle while still making great upsteps in his career.
Over the years he has collaborated with multiple artists and worked with many productions such as Dead Game Productions, Young Money Production and many more.
Kevin Gates Biography
Born in a Louisiana household Kevin Gates’s birthday comes on 5 February 1986 and as of 2023, he is 37 years old. Belonging to a Puerto Rican and Moroccan ancestry Kevin had a troublesome childhood. He is a Muslim and has a birth zodiac sign of Aquarius, From the tender age of 13, Kevin has been in trouble for lacking parental guidance along with having issues with his dad.
At a young age, he was evicted and spent time in prison for being a getaway car rider. After growing up Kevin even admitted that this incident of going and experiencing Jail changed his life in certain ways. In Louisiana New Orleans, he completed his high school graduation at McKinley High School.
Later for his graduation from college he moved to Baton Rouge and enrolled in Baton Rouge Stata University. Having a troubled past and various jail terms in Louisiana influenced Kevin to grow out and make something good out of his which he did by having a career in the music industry.
Kevin was raised by his mother Martha Green Gates and his grandmother, his father’s name is unknown. At age 14 Kevin’s father passed away due to AIDS-related health issues just after Keving got in touch with him again. His mother remarried someone new but this caused Kevin to have a step-father who mistreated him.
Having even troubling conditions he started living at his grandparent’s house where he spent most of his childhood time. In 2015, he got married to Dreka Haynes with whom he shared a long relations ship even before marriage. Later, they both had two children named Islah and Khaza.
With a tall stature of 6 feet 2 inches, Kevin has a healthy physique having a weight of 92 kgs. His measurements are a 32-inch waist and 26-inch hips with a handsome face with black hair and brown eyes. Further, on his face and body, he has multiple tattoos.
Kevin’s working career started at a young age doing nemours jobs to make his living even as a minor. From writing songs for others to making his own songs his career took a turn around 2007. Initially, he was signed by the Dead Record label for singing. During that time in 2007, he did his first mix tape Pick of Da Litter with Baton Rouge friends Boosie Badazz and Webbie.
After that from 2007 to 2012, he did mixtapes such as “All or Nuthin,” Make Em Belive.” During 2012 he was noticed by Lil Wayne’s record Young Money Entertainment and Kevin decided to start his own label called Bread Winners Association. In 2013 The Luca Brasi Story by his own label received praise from many and even one of the songs was named the 40th best song of 2013 by Rolling Stone.
He went on to release various mixtapes afterwards with all receiving significant attention he even did tours for some of the mixtapes including Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means. Luca Barsi 2 was his 13th mixtape released in 2016 reaching third on Billboard 200. Over the course of Kevin’s career, he made three studio albums Islah, I’m Him and Khaza, seventeen mixtapes and around thirty-four singles.
Facts & Information
- The album “Islah” draws its inspiration from his firstborn child.
- In 2015 Kevin kicked a supporter causing him imprisonment for violence.
- Was charged with 30 months in jail for possessing an illegal firearm in 2013.
- Worked as a ghost songwriter for several years and started writing songs in prison.
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