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Next month, the fearsome Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates releases his new Luca Brasi 2 mixtape out into the world, and he's already shared early tracks "Reasonable Suspicion," "Crazy," and the August…   Read Story »
Lately, the Baton Rouge rap monster Kevin Gates has been throwing up new songs like "Reasonable Suspicion" and "Crazy" online. Now, we know why. Next month, Gates will release Luca Brasi 2, the…   Read Story »
The hungry, ferocious Baton Rouge rapper, who released the very good By Any Means mixtape earlier this year, might have a new mixtape in the works. Or he might just be cranking out new songs online…   Read Story »
The Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates released the very good By Any Means mixtape earlier this year. And even though casual fans probably just know him as the guy who says you should eat booty, he's…   Read Story »
XXL's annual Freshman Class issue is always a sketchy proposition, but it always includes at least a handful of genuine talents. Five of the most interesting guys on this year's list have joined…   Read Story »
The rap magazine XXL finds its biggest moment, culturally, when it unveils its not-quite-annual "freshman class" cover, grouping together a crew of up-and-coming rappers earmarked for stardom. Some…   Read Story »
I saw a lot of rappers at SXSW this year -- according to a few smart people I talked to, this was the year rap effectively took over the festival -- but I only saw one who cared about rapping to the…   Read Story »
Fresh off a diamond-in-the-rough performance at SXSW, Kevin Gates has released a video for a cut from his new mixtape, By Any Means. (Gates' mixtape The Luca Brasi Story made the 13th spot on our…   Read Story »
Last year, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates released two of the best rap full-lengths, the mixtape The Luca Brasi Story and the album Stranger Than Fiction. Last week, he played the…   Read Story »
Rap shows at SXSW are always clusterfucky, but I don't think I've ever witnessed a clusterfuck quite as clusterfucked as Southern Hospitality's showcase last night. The show was on the roof of Avenue…   Read Story »