Kevin Jerome Gilyard, known as Kevin Gates is a American Rapper, singer, songwriter. Born in Baton Rouge Louisianan. He is currently signed to Bread Winners Association with a partnership with Atlantic Records. Kevin Gates debut album titled ”Islah” peaked No.1 of the Billboards in 2016. Kevin Gates first performance was at the U21 entertainment center which was joined by Blazer Barboza as a opening act. Kevin gates is known for his hit single 2 phones, which lead to positive reviews in 2016.