Kevin Gilyard, known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is a New Orleans rapper who is signed to Atlantic Records. On July 16, 2013, Gates released the album Stranger Than Fiction, which featured guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. The project debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard 200. His second album, By Any Means, was released on March 17, 2014, and debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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