Honestly, I hadn’t heard of Kevin Gates before today, but almost instantly I have become a fan; the man’s got flow for days and a very smooth voice. Earlier this month, Gates partnered with rap (and weed) fan favorite Curren$y for mixtape standout selection Just Ride. The whole mood of the record is perfect for the emcee’s nonchalant flow as Grizzly on the Beat‘s bass indulgent production and heavy drums make a dark backdrop for the Louisiana native’s lyrics to slice through. Plus, you can always count on Spitta to give a solid performance as well (see New Jet City for additional recent proof). Those who are in the mood to explore for more from Gates can make a B line straight to The Luci Brasi Story, the emcee’s brand new mixtape that is available for free download.
Written by Thomas K Welker on 02/19/13
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Trust You " (2013)
Total DJ Booth Features:
- Yelawolf - Till It’s Gone
- Big K.R.I.T. ft. Juicy J, Rittz & A$AP Ferg - Drinkers Club
- Once Lost, a Lil Wayne Fan Finds His Faith in “Carter V”
- Rick Ross ft. Project Pat - Elvis Presley Blvd.
- Big Sean - Untitled EP
- Chris Brown ft. Trey Songz - Songs on 12 Play
- Dyme-A-Duzin - Hip Hope
- Mick Jenkins - DJBooth RapBox Freestyle
- Kendrick Sued Over “Rigamortis”, Should He Pay Up? (A Sample Clearance Guide)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
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