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As I write this, I’m sharing my office with a 130-pound yellow labrador named Flapjack. The last time I took him to a boarder, she was like, “You know your dog’s massively overweight, right?” And yes, I do. It’s hard to miss. He is a titanic mass of dog. He is big and dumb and… More »

Kevin Gates will probably never become a big star. He’s too rough and raw, too wild and passionate. His presence is forceful and chaotic, and it’s hard to imagine corporate interests ever aligning behind them. Gates can sing and knows how to put together genuinely catchy songs, but he’s just as likely to rap furiously… More »

A couple of years ago, I saw French Montana headline the FADER Fort during SXSW, and he brought a pair of deeply random guests with him: Macklemore and Diddy. This was a weird show and not a particularly good one. French had a live band with him, since live bands are a sort of luxury… More »

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Kevin Gates – “2 Phones” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kevin Gates, the intense and erratic Baton Rouge rap monster, will release his new album Islah early next year. He's talked about trying to make…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Kevin Gates – “Really Really”

The same week a video of Kevin Gates kicking a female fan went viral, Kevin Gates announced the impending release of his new album. He…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Kevin Gates – “Tattoo Session”

When last we heard from the furious Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates he was attempting to justify, through song, kicking a female fan in the
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 11:23 am

Download DJ E-Feezy The Wolf Of South Beach Mixtape

Young Money-affiliated Miami producer DJ E-Feezy has just dropped his new mixtape The Wolf Of South Beach. It's a massive 22-track project with a stacked…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Kevin Gates Addresses Battery Charge On New Song

Over the weekend, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was doing a show in Florida when 18-year-old female fan Miranda Dixon appeared to grab his leg.
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Kevin Gates Charged With Battery For Kicking Female Audience Member

Kevin Gates has been charged with simple battery after kicking a female audience member during a concert in Florida over the weekend. According to a…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Kevin Gates – “Tomorrow”

When he wants to be, Baton Rouge's Kevin Gates is one of the best rappers in the world. And while Gates' new single "Tomorrow" isn't…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Kevin Gates – “Kno One” Video

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates may get a lot of attention for his discussions on unusual sexual endeavors, but behind his wild Instagram presence he's…
Lisa Brown | July 27, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Download Kevin Gates Murder For Hire Mixtape

Last week, the Louisiana rap monster Kevin Gates threw a hellacious new track called "Khaza" out into the world. As it turns out, that new…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 9:53 am

Kevin Gates – “Khaza” Video

Potential dog fetishist and cousin fucker Kevin Gates put out a song called "Khaza" a few days ago, and he's followed that up with a…
James Rettig | May 20, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Kevin Gates – “Khaza”

Not every track from the Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates is great, but you have to listen to all of them, since you never know…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Dej Loaf – “Me U & Hennessy (Remix)” (Feat. Kevin Gates)

Dej Loaf got famous with "Try Me," a song about killing you. But now the Detroit rap crooner is staying famous with "Me U &
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 9:34 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

The Week In Rap: Big Sean Is Good Now, Somehow

In the annals of rap history, Fat Joe holds a curious distinction. Joe is a just-OK rapper, a guy who fills space just fine on…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Week In Rap: Farewell To The Jacka

After three and a half years, Mixtape Of The Week is dead. In its place, we've got a new feature on Stereogum, one loosely based…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Kevin Gates Wants You To Know He’s Fucking His Cousin

Kevin Gates is one of the best rappers working today, a furious and emotive stylist who brings an intensity that few of his peers can…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 9:07 am
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