Tuesday October 2, 2018
Kevin Gates Luca Brasi 3 Tour with Yung Bleu and Tokyo Jetz
Multi-platinum rapper Kevin Gates has announced his return to live music with the highly-anticipated “LUCA BRASI 3 TOUR.”
Just last week the Baton Rouge MC released his latest video for “Vouch,” where he took to the streets of Watts, Los Angeles, proving Gates is welcomed and shown love in any neighborhood. Directed by Julien Soulier, the video features Kevin in his most natural element, connecting with a community of characters including Compton native Demar Derozan, pro NBA player for the San Antonio Spurs. Watch “Vouch” here: https://kevingates.lnk.to/VouchVideoPR
“Vouch” is from Gates’ latest 3-song release CHAINED TO THE CITY, which was released earlier this summer on the first night of Ramadan. Listen to “Chained To The City” HERE. In addition to “Vouch,” Chained To The City also features new tracks “Change Lanes” and “Let It Sing.”
Just a couple of weeks ago, Gates gave the world a first behind-the-scenes look into his life after 15 months of incarceration. The multi-Platinum MC performs his first live show, goes back into the studio, and spends time with family. Watch Kevin Gates – 2018 – Episode 1 here: https://youtu.be/SrZagnHD0IU.
On the first week of release, two of the three tracks from “Chained To The City” made remarkable debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With “Change Lanes” and “Let It Sing” debuting at No. 68 and No. 82, respectively, Gates has redeclared that he is a force to be reckoned with upon his return to music.
Gates launched “Chained To The City” with a video by Chicago native Cole Bennett for “Change Lanes,” which garnered over 1 million views in the first day and has now climbed to over 26 million views since its release. Watch “Change Lanes” HERE.
ABOUT KEVIN GATES
Gates made history with this debut album ISLAH, which was released in January 2016 and cemented Kevin as one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of 2016, second only to Drake. The critically acclaimed debut album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 1 million – 2016’s only debut album to receive platinum certification within one year. One of the rare major hip-hop releases to contain no featured artists, ISLAH made an incredible chart debut, entering Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart at #1 while also coming in at #2 on the Billboard 200. ISLAH received critical acclaim cementing its place as a milestone hip-hop release, named among 2016’s top 50 releases by both Billboard and Complex. “ISLAH is a sustained and triumphant outpouring,” declared Pitchfork in a “Best New Music” 8.5-out-of-10 rave review, “and Gates gives every good, bad, and ugly thing he has. It’s by far the best single release of his career.” The album earned Gates a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
While incarcerated by the Illinois Board of Corrections, Gates surprised fans around the world with the September 2017 release of BY ANY MEANS 2, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Gates launched the BY ANY MEANS 2 mixtape with an emotional visual for his acclaimed single “What If” and a deeply personal handwritten message posted on his official Instagram – Gates’ first public statement since his October 2016 imprisonment. Following “What If” came two more emotional and personal visuals for both “Imagine That,” and “Had To.”