I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it’s therapeutic to me. It’s a release. It’s how I vent emotionally.
I write a lot of my best music in the car, like late night. Three, four in the morning. I’m in the passenger seat, I got my driver, my getaway driver. My Bonnie, I’m Clyde. That’s when everything is just settled. In the daytime it’s chaotic. Everybody just goin’ nowhere fast. In a rush to go nowhere.
I’m never on Twitter. I’m never on Instagram. And that’s not by choice: it’s just that those things never really interested me. I might post a picture here and there, but that ain’t really been my focus.
It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave.
True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.
I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.
Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.
I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.
What I see, what I went through, what a friend of mine may have went through, whatever – I rap about it.
I have a cult-like following because I exemplify what it is to be a human being.
Sometimes I feel like being an intellectual. Sometimes I like to just be aggressive and all the way in my feelings. Sometimes I might be emotional, or sometimes I might drag on the track and be lazy. I just like to share the different states of existence of Kevin Gates with the rest of the world.
I really don’t pay attention to the outside world when I’m incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don’t pay attention to what’s going on outside of jail, because it’s all beyond my control.
Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn’t have a dollar in his pocket.
‘Recreative’ is a word that I invented because in urban culture, with colloquialism, we invent so many slangs. I don’t like the way that ‘recreational’ sounds – I don’t like to say I do a lot of ‘recreational’ reading. I like to say that I read ‘recreatively.’ I do a lot of ‘recreative’ reading.
I was born in Earl K. Long Hospital. I was born Feb. 5th, 1986. I have a lot of family members. My grandmother had five girls, and all of them had children. It was always a house full. A lot of cousins. A lot of family members.
Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.
I don’t just listen to rap.
I’ve always been a loner.
I’m not no Internet person.
I married my best friend that happens to be a girl.
I was born on a full moon. Both my children were born on full moons, too. Some people say that’s scary. It is what it is, man, I don’t be trippin’. I couldn’t tell God when I wanted to be born.
Wise men change; fools stay the same.
It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave
Everybody round you pretending that they your partner, let you have a problem they won’t even help you out
Emotionally I’m an introvert but it come off as aggression
If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.