Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.

Kevin Gates on afraid
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I have trouble with letting go. That's my problem.

Kevin Gates on problem
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I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don't have any flaws.

Kevin Gates on world
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I don't know how the rap game is, because I'm a fan of reality, and the rap game's entertainment.

Kevin Gates on game
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I was doing sold-out shows before I got radio play.

Kevin Gates on play
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When you're in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.

Kevin Gates on prison
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Life is about conduct and how we conduct ourselves. But two wrongs never make a right.

Kevin Gates on life
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Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.

Kevin Gates on big
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I used to really love Fiend, but he stopped.

He just stopped. Every time he had a project, every project - 'There's One In Every Family,' 'Street Life' - I had to have them. And he just stopped. And that was disappointing, 'cause that was my favorite rapper at one time.

Kevin Gates on life
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Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.

Kevin Gates on rap
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Coming up in the streets, I had to learn how to read people early on.

I'm a very analytical person. I observe a lot of the things that people don't notice.

Kevin Gates on people
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My skin is 24 karat gold when a sun hit it.

Kevin Gates on sun
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About Kevin Gates

Name Kevin Gates
Quotes 67 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Rapper
Birthday February 5, 1986
About Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He is currently signed to Bread Winners' Association with a partnership with Atlantic Records.
Top topics people, music, prison, world, family

I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I'm just a cold-blooded investigator.

Kevin Gates on conspiracy
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I don't just listen to rap.

Kevin Gates on listen
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Glory be and praise to God. I didn't do any of this. God did. I don't have a recipe or a blueprint. I prayed for it, and my prayers are continuing to be answered.

Kevin Gates on god
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It's a curse. I ask God to take this away from me all the time. I do not like being an artist.

Kevin Gates on god
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When I was 20 or 21, I didn't... I won't say care about anything, but you're like in your own world - you made something that you always wanted to do, and then you kind of think only about your family and yourself.

Kevin Gates on care
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I could give a flying flip about doing promo because, no disrespect, nobody put me in the position that I'm in.

Kevin Gates on flying
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I don't sleep much. I don't sleep much - I work, I work, I work.

Kevin Gates on work
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True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.

Kevin Gates on heart
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I'm never on Twitter. I'm never on Instagram. And that's not by choice: it's just that those things never really interested me. I might post a picture here and there, but that ain't really been my focus.

Kevin Gates on focus
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Sometimes I feel like being an intellectual.

Sometimes I like to just be aggressive and all the way in my feelings. Sometimes I might be emotional, or sometimes I might drag on the track and be lazy. I just like to share the different states of existence of Kevin Gates with the rest of the world.

Kevin Gates on world
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I was always taught not to answer no questions.

I'm not really good at answering them because I get agitated so fast.

Kevin Gates on questions
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I was born on a full moon. Both my children were born on full moons, too. Some people say that's scary. It is what it is, man, I don't be trippin'. I couldn't tell God when I wanted to be born.

Kevin Gates on god
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If you look at the movie 'Belly,' I identify with Sincere the most.

I am a gangster. I love my lady to death. I'm not in the game for the wrong reasons. I'm not in the game for the glory. I'm in the game to survive so the people that I love could be straight. I'm a highly intelligent individual.

Kevin Gates on love
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In 7th grade, I believe, I wrote my first rap song.

It was about everything I was seeing, everything that was going on around me.

Kevin Gates on song
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I like being with my family. That's my party.

Kevin Gates on family
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I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal.

It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn't express to an individual, I would express them in my music.

Kevin Gates on music
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'Recreative' is a word that I invented because in urban culture, with colloquialism, we invent so many slangs. I don't like the way that 'recreational' sounds - I don't like to say I do a lot of 'recreational' reading. I like to say that I read 'recreatively.' I do a lot of 'recreative' reading.

Kevin Gates on culture
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Let me tell you something about Tunechi - about that boy.

That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn't have a dollar in his pocket.

Kevin Gates on boy
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Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.

Kevin Gates on marriage
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I'm super serious about music. That's, like, the only thing I'm serious about.

Kevin Gates on music
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I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.

Kevin Gates on situation
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I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.

Kevin Gates on music
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I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I'm in.

Kevin Gates on environment
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I look at other people's lives, and some people feel like they're too old to play with toys. But I still go through the toy section at the store, 'cause there were toys that I wanted when I was little that I couldn't have. So I still get them.

Kevin Gates on people
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I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.

Kevin Gates on music
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I've had mixtapes that have been better than albums I've heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.

Kevin Gates on heart
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I'm not no Internet person.

Kevin Gates on internet
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I always knew who I was, and I always ran from my true purpose.

.. I know what my job is. And I always ran from it.

Kevin Gates on job
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I attended college in prison. I was in jail, so there ain't no going to no classes. They have programs in certain facilities where you can earn good time, and then you get time taken off your sentence. But as far as going to classes, it's not like that. You study, and then an administrator gives you a test. I got a Master's in psychology.

Kevin Gates on time
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What I see, what I went through, what a friend of mine may have went through, whatever - I rap about it.

Kevin Gates on friend
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I've just always been a reader.

Kevin Gates on reader
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Man, all lives matter.

Kevin Gates on matter
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I married my best friend that happens to be a girl.

Kevin Gates on friend
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One of my most popular songs, 'Satellites,' I paid $300 for that beat on SoundClick.

Kevin Gates on beat
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I really don't pay attention to the outside world when I'm incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don't pay attention to what's going on outside of jail, because it's all beyond my control.

Kevin Gates on world
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I have a cult-like following because I exemplify what it is to be a human being.

Kevin Gates on human
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I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I'm not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.

Kevin Gates on grief
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I did study religion for a little while.

I studied the Torah and the Holy Koran, Helios Biblos, which is considered by most people to be the Holy Bible. I just wanted to know, even with Buddhism and the Dalai Llama.

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