NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Recording artist Kevin Gates visits 106 & Park at BET studio on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Kevin Gates

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)