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 it better than his already-classic 2013 mixtape The Luca Brasi Story, which is going to be a tall order. But he songs he’s released thus far, like “Really Really,” show serious promise. And now he’s got a new one called “Two Phones,” which manages to be both hard and melodic. Check it out below.

Gates is touring for most of the rest of 2015:
11/13 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
11/14 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/15 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/17 Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
11/18 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/19 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/20 Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/22 Washington DC @ The Fillmore
11/24 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
11/25 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
11/27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/29 St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
12/01 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
12/02 Abilene, TX @ Abilene Civic Center
12/03 Dallas, TX @ South Side
12/04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/05 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo
12/06 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/08 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

Islah is out 1/29 on Bread Winners’ Association. Pre-order it here.

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