Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known as Kevin Gates, is an American rapper and singer. The singer has become a major celebrity with his songs that reflect street survival experiences that many black Americans seem to relate to. The singer has accumulated a huge fortune with his music career. His net worth is currently estimated to be around $1 million.
The rap star has been through quite a lot in his life and has had to spend time in prison on multiple occasions. The first time was when he was just 13 and got arrested for joyriding in a stolen vehicle. Another time was when he stabbed a person multiple times after getting into an argument outside of a movie theater. He was also jailed for kicking a fan on stage during a performance.
Despite his many run-ins with the law, Gates managed to build up a big following through his amazing performances and mixtape releases. He is a huge fan of Lil Wayne and has worked hard to make it to the top of the industry. He has released a number of mixtapes that have garnered immense popularity, some of them reaching the Billboard 200 charts.
Gates’ singing style and sound is similar to historic styles of African American music such as blues, soul and gospel. His music creates a passionate and therapeutic effect on those that listen to it. Just like blues and soul artists, Gates is the voice of his community and he helps them stand up against their hardships just as gospel and blues artists helped African Americans in the past.