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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 forĀ 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 »
The Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates made two of last year's best rap full-lengths: The mixtape The Luca Brasi Story and the album Stranger Than Fiction. In a few weeks, he'll be back with another…   Read Story »
With his Stranger Than Fiction LP and his The Luca Brasi Story mixtape, the Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates made two of last year's best rap albums. Now he's got a new single called "Don't Know," a…   Read Story »
Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »
He's a rising regional star now, but not too long ago, the Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates had his career interrupted by a prison stint. On "MYB," a track from his new album Stranger Than Fiction,…   Read Story »
The Baton Rouge hard-groaner Kevin Gates has been an underground regional rap star for years, but earlier this year, he released The Luca Brasi Story, one of the year's finest mixtapes, and finally…   Read Story »
Welcome to the second installment of The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, a new column where we spotlight the tracks in the conversation this week that we liked the most. The last seven days have been…   Read Story »