Kevin Gates Bio, Net Worth, Age, Family, Career

Kevin Gates is an American rapper and vocalist from Louisiana who goes by Kevin Jerome Gilyard. This article will go through Kevin Gates’ siblings and net worth. Kevin Gates rose to prominence after signing with the Dead Game Records label in 2005. Pick of Da Litter, Gate’s debut album, was released in 2007.

Early Life

Kevin Jerome Gilyard was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father on February 5, 1986. Before settling in Baton Rouge, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Kevin Gates had a turbulent life and was arrested for the first time as a passenger in a stolen automobile at 13 in 1999. He lost contact with his father when he was young, but he reconnected with him as a teenager. When Gates was 14 years old, his father died of AIDS-related complications. He temporarily attended Baton Rouge Community College when he was 17 years old. Gates’ ancestors are Moroccan and Puerto Rican.


Kevin Gates attended McKinley High School and later furthered at Baton Rouge Community College. He claimed to have obtained a master’s degree in psychology through a jail programme during this period i.e. between 2008 and 2011. For excellent behaviour, he was released from prison early. Gates returned to music nearly soon after his release from jail.


In October 2015, Gates married Dreka Haynes, his longtime lover. Islah and Khaza are the couple’s two children. In a 2013 interview with Complex, Kelvin Gates implied that he had children with other women: “I got some children. I’m real real close with them. I lay in the bed with them, hold them, love on them. It really doesn’t make sense to say [how many kids I have]. Not in a bad way, but it’s not like the public will ever get to see my children, and if they do see them, they aren’t going to know they’re mine.”

Gates and his wife are also practising Muslims.


Gates is well known for his “confessional anthems,” which combine autobiographical lyrics and sophisticated Southern rhythms. “Autobiography and honesty have always been key to [Gates’] creativity,” Consequence of Sound said in a review of his debut album Islah. Gates frequently blends “melodic tunefulness” and “clenched-teeth ghetto rap,” according to Spin. He has integrated more singing in recent albums, having studied with Monica, a vocalist. Gates’ lyrics frequently address sadness, poverty, and incarceration. Nas, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and others are among his musical inspirations.


He joined the record company Dead Game Records in 2005 and began his career.

Pick of Da Litter and All or Nuthin’ were his two mixtapes released in 2008. “A lot of hardship…. a lot of actual stories,” Gates said of his two mixtapes.

Gates has always been interested in music. When he signed to Lil Wayne’s music company Young Money Entertainment in 2012, his career took off. Gates was signed to Young Money but never signed a record deal.

Gates signed with Atlantic Records after releasing multiple mixtapes in 2013. Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz, and Ty Dolla Sign are among the renowned rappers with whom he has worked.

He garnered a lot of attention after releasing The Luca Brasi Story. The mixtape also charted at number 17 on the Billboard 200. Gates earned his third consecutive Billboard 200 listing with the release of his 13th mixtape.

Since then, Kevin Gates has produced several mixtapes and albums, selling millions of copies worldwide. Gates has worked with some of the most well-known rappers in the industry. Since then, he has produced several mixtapes and albums, selling millions of copies worldwide. Gates has worked with some of the most well-known rappers in the industry.


Kevin Gates was born on February 5, 1986. He is presently 37 years old.

Net Worth

Kevin Gates is worth $1millon.

Jail Terms

Kevin Gates has served jail terms numerous times. Here we go with different times he has served;

As a teenager

When Kevin Gates was 13, he was arrested for being a passenger in a stolen automobile. Gates was temporarily imprisoned for the infraction and stated that it had a significant impact on his life: “If they would’ve just pulled up to the jail, left me in the police car, never took me inside and just took me back home, I don’t think I’d ever have done anything else again. But what it did was—by me going into jail at such a young age—all it did was criminalize me in a sense. It kinda steered me in the wrong direction after getting there and settling in; it took the fear of jail away from me.”

Gates got embroiled in a fight outside a movie theatre in 2003 and stabbed his foe countless times.

Charged battery for kicking a fan

In the summer of 2015, while playing on stage in Lakeland, Florida, Gates was charged with violence after kicking a fan. In his defence, he invoked Florida’s stand-your-ground statute. Kevin Gates was found guilty of the offence and sentenced to 180 days in prison on October 26, 2016. Gates was sentenced to 30 months in jail on firearms charges coming from a 2013 incident in East Moline, Illinois 2017, but was freed on parole on January 10, 2018.

Parole Officer Suit

Kevin Gates filed a lawsuit in April 2018 (Kevin Gilyard v. John R. Baldwin, Ned Shwartz, and Jason Garnett) against his parole officer, the Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC), and its chief of parole for denying his requests to perform and visit family outside of Cook County, Illinois, where he was serving his probation. He claimed to have missed a number of concerts in the interim.   The case was tried in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where it was dismissed in a minute order following a summary hearing on May 2, 2018. 

Gates filed an emergency petition for injunctive relief with the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which began hearing the case on May 7, 2018.

Gates’ plea for voluntary dismissal of his own case (FRAP 42(b)) was granted on June 18 since the matter had become moot—his parole having been terminated early by the Illinois DOC in motu proprio. As a result, Gates was no longer subject to the jurisdiction of his parole officer or the MSR agreement in question. The lower court dismissed the complaint after Gates’ counsel, Ilia Usharovich, acknowledged that the matter was irrelevant because Gates’ parole had expired early.

Gates was allowed to return to live performances at The Novos in Los Angeles the following June, despite missing the JMBLYA music festival in Austin, Texas, for which he initially submitted his petitions.

Gates’ parole was set to end in January 2019.

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