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TBT Interview: Kevin Gates Candidly Opens Up About Controversy, Dealing With Confidence Issues & Explains Meaning Behind “Islah”

With one of the hottest albums out right now, Kevin Gates is flourishing around hit songs like “Jam,” “Really Really” and “2 Phones.” Named after his first born daughter, “Islah” has been out for a little less than a month. Back in October while Gates was preparing to roll out his album, the Louisiana emcee opened up about everything from being a father, to issues with self-confidence and explains some controversial concert footage.

This 50 minute sit-down is a definite look into the life of Kevin Gates, watch below for an inside look into one of the hottest artists out right now.


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