Only the Generals!
Outspoken gangsta rapper Kevin Gates returned in 2021 with his 17th mixtape, 'Only The Generals Pt. II". Since then the '2 Phone' melodic rap powerhouse has been playing all around the states on a tour by the same name. Now in 2024, Kevin Gates is continuing his 'Only The Generals' tour, taking his distinctive blend of southern hip hop and hook-driven chaos around North America once again!
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, the rising icon made a name for himself on the underground mix-tape circuit before hitting the mainstream with his Top 40 charting mixtape Stranger Than Fiction.
The subsequent release of multiple mixtapes upped the Gates' profile, garnering support and collaborations from contemporaries like Pusha T, Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, before the rapper made his fully-fledged (and platinum-selling) album debut in 2016, which was named after his daughter, Islah. An overwhelming success, the offering showcased an eye for detail, melody and mood, and chronicled a fascinating saga about his rags-to-riches story filled with emotion, violence, determination, hedonism, tenderness and self-actualisation.