Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.
I have trouble with letting go. That's my problem.
I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don't have any flaws.
I don't know how the rap game is, because I'm a fan of reality, and the rap game's entertainment.
I was doing sold-out shows before I got radio play.
When you're in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.
Life is about conduct and how we conduct ourselves. But two wrongs never make a right.
Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.
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.
Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.
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.
My skin is 24 karat gold when a sun hit it.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I'm just a cold-blooded investigator.
I don't just listen to rap.
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.
It's a curse. I ask God to take this away from me all the time. I do not like being an artist.
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.
I could give a flying flip about doing promo because, no disrespect, nobody put me in the position that I'm in.
I don't sleep much. I don't sleep much - I work, I work, I work.
True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.
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.
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.
I was always taught not to answer no questions.
I'm not really good at answering them because I get agitated so fast.
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.
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.
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.
I like being with my family. That's my party.
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.
'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.
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.
Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.
I'm super serious about music. That's, like, the only thing I'm serious about.
I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.
I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.
I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I'm in.
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.
I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.
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.
I'm not no Internet person.
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.
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.
What I see, what I went through, what a friend of mine may have went through, whatever - I rap about it.
I've just always been a reader.
Man, all lives matter.
I married my best friend that happens to be a girl.
One of my most popular songs, 'Satellites,' I paid $300 for that beat on SoundClick.
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.
I have a cult-like following because I exemplify what it is to be a human being.
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.
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.