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(American rapper)

Relationship Facts of Kevin Gates Race

Kevin Gates Race is married to Dreka Haynes.
Kevin Gates Race married on October 01, 2015.
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He does not have any kids as of now.
Kevin Gates Race is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Kevin Gates Race?

Kevin Gates is a married guy. He is married to his longtime lover, Dreka Haynes. Kevin and Dreka were married in October 2015.

The couple has two children: Islah and Khaza. The couple converted to Islam and traveled to Mecca for the hajj in 2016.

In an interview with Complex in 2013, he revealed that he has children with other women. There are no more facts about his previous partnerships.

Kevin Gates Race: Biography in Details

Who is Kevin Gates Race?

Kevin Gates Race is an American rapper and vocalist. Kevin Gates Race is most known for his blockbuster mixtapes, including By Any Means, Luca Brasi 2, and Stranger Than Fiction. Likewise, he is signed to Atlantic Records.

Kevin Gates Race: Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Kevin Gates Race was born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His birth name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard. He was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father.

Gates is 38 years old in 2024. His ethnicity is mixed.  Kevin also has a younger brother named Brandon.

He grew up in Baton Rouge, where he experienced a difficult upbringing. In 1999, when he was 13, he was arrested for the first time for joyriding as a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

Gates lost contact with his father at a young age, but reconciled with him as a teenager.

When he was 14, his father died from AIDS. Kevin briefly attended Baton Rouge Community College when he was 17 years old.

Kevin has been interested in music since he was a child. Gates began rapping at the age of fourteen.

When he spent his prison sentence from 2008 to 2011, he earned a master’s degree in psychology through a prison program.

Kevin Gates Race: Professional life, Career

Kevin Gates Race’s career began in 2007 when he joined with Dead Game Records, a local label.

His career took off once he partnered with fellow Baton Rouge natives Boosie Badazz and Webbie. In 2007, the trio worked together to create the mixtape Pick of Da Litter.

In 2008, Kevin released his second mixtape, ‘All or Nuthin’. Gates was imprisoned in 2008 for his criminal activities.

He was in prison from 2008 until 2011. When he spent his prison sentence from 2008 to 2011, he earned a master’s degree in psychology through a prison program. Kevin was freed early because of his good behavior.

Atlantic Records

Shortly after his release, he began working on his music, releasing the mixtape ‘Make Em Believe’ in 2012, which was moderately successful. He signed with Lil Wayne’s subsidiary label that same year.

Following Birdman’s guidance, he founded his own label, Bread Winners’ Association.

Kevin Gates’ mixtape The Luca Brasi Story was released in early 2013 under his Bread Winners’ Association record label. The mixtape was successful.

Kevin would soon be signed by Atlantic Records. Stranger Than Fiction, Gates’ debut mixtape on a big label, was released in July 2013.

The mixtape addressed his struggles ranging from despair to prison time. The mixtape was a success, peaking at 37 on the Billboard 200. Following the popularity of the mixtape, he went on a four-week tour.

In 2014, he released his mixtape By Any Means, which was distributed by Atlantic Records but published under his record label.

In December 2014, he released the commercially successful mixtape ‘Luka Brasi 2’. The mixtape debuted at number 38 on the US Billboard 200 and sold over 83,000 copies in the United States in under ten months.

Following the mixtape’s success, he embarked on another tour. Kevin Gates was chosen to XXL’s Freshman Class in May 2014.

‘Murder for Hire 2’, released in 2016, was another blockbuster mixtape among the many he has made over the years.

It was a huge success, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and selling 20,000 copies in its first week. The tunes featured ‘The Prayer,’ ‘Great Example,’ and ‘Click Mouse’.

Debut Album and More Mixtapes

In January 2016, he released his first studio album, ‘Islah’. The album was a huge success thanks to popular hits such as “2 Phones,” “Time for That,” and “Really Really.”

It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 93,000 copies in its first week in the United States.

The album also placed 16th on the Canadian Albums Chart. On May 27, 2016, he released the mixtape Murder for Hire.

He was imprisoned again in 2016. His wife Dreka oversaw the project and released another mixtape, By Any Means 2, on September 22, 2017.

It hit #4 on the Billboard 200. He was eventually released from prison after fulfilling his sentence. In May 2018, he released a three-song EP called Chained to the City, upon his release from prison.

He released his second EP, Only the Generals Gon Understand, on May 31, 2019. On June 28, 2019, he released the song “Push It” along with the music video.

The song was included and served as the lead single for his second album, I’m Him.

Only the Generals, Part II, and Khaza

Kevin Gates Race released his 17th mixtape, Only the Generals, Pt. II, on February 19, 2021, marking his first project since 2019.

The project, which was abruptly released, is a sequel to Gates’ 2019 EP Only the Generals Will Understand.

The mixtape was recorded in Puerto Rico in 2021, and Gates stated that he did it to respect his family’s history there.

The mixtape was recorded in Puerto Rico early in 2021. Gates stated that he did so to honor his family’s heritage on the island.

It also features the previously released single “Plug Daughter 2,” which was produced by Internet Money’s Taz Taylor. Kevin has lately teased his third studio album, Khaza.

Healso won Favorite Rap and Hip-Hop Album in 2014 and 2016.

Kevin Gates Race: Net worth, Salary

His overall net worth is $1 million. However, there is no information on his annual salary or asset valuations.

Kevin Gates Race Rumors, Controversy

Kevin was arrested for the first time at the age of 13 in 1999 for joyriding as a passenger in a stolen car.

In 2003, he got into an altercation outside a movie theater and stabbed his opponent several times.

Gates was charged for kicking a fan at a performance in Lakeland, Florida, in the summer of 2015.

He invoked Florida’s stand-your-ground statute. Gates was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to 180 days in jail on October 26, 2016.

In 2017, Gates was sentenced to 30 months in prison on firearms charges stemming from a 2013 incident in East Moline, Illinois. He was eventually released on parole on January 10, 2018.

Kevin Gates Race: Body features, Height, Weight

Kevin Gates is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 92 kgs. Gates has black hair and black eyes.

Social media

Kevin Gates is very active on social media. He has 11.3M followers on his Instagram account, @iamkevingates.

His Twitter account, @iamkevingates, has 1.9 million followers. He also has a Facebook page called Kevin Gates, with 9.6 million followers. His YouTube channel, kevingatesTV, has 8.33 million subscribers.

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