February 5, 1986 in New Orleans
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Kevin Gilyard (born February 5, 1986), better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Early life: Born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gates grew up with depression problems and often listened to rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, the Notorious B.I.G., and Dr. Dre as a type of therapy. In 2004, Gates began working professionally at a studio. Musical career: Kevin first began rhyming in 2007, when he began making music with fellow Louisiana natives such as Webbie and Lil Boosie.