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 also one of the most ferocious and entrancing figures on the entire underground rap landscape. On the new loose track “Reasonable Suspicion,” Gates goes in hard over the same contemplative piano sample that producer Ski Beatz used on Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt classic “Dead Presidents.” It takes a lot of courage for a rapper to take on any version of a prime-era Jay beat, but Gates is up to it. Listen below.
Download By Any Means here.