Kevin Gates Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Kevin Gate

Biography / Wiki

Kevin Jerome Gilyard popularly known as Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur who makes a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music. He always said Rap is a gimmick, but I’m for the hip-hop, the culture.

He rose to prominence after his debut album, “Islah” and several mixtapes such as “Stranger than Fiction”, “By Any Means”, and “Luca Brasi 2”. However, he is the top buzzed rapper in the music industry but his name has been linked with numerous controversies and scandals.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on February 5, 1986, Kevin Gates turns 37 years old. He is towering tall with a height of 188 centimeters and 6’2” in feet & inches. He possesses a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 80 kilograms and 176 lbs pounds. He seems more handsome with his dark complexion and black eyes and dark brown hair.

Net Worth

According to the sources, Kevin’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born and brought up in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, Kevin belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He took birth to a group of triplets along with his two younger siblings. He was raised by his mother, Martha Green Gates. His father died of illness.

He attended Baton Rouge Community College but didn’t complete his graduation because he had a keen interest in music since his childhood. Although, he did a Master’s degree in Psychology through a prison program in 2011.


Kevin Gates

Nickname Kevin
Real Name Kevin Jerome Gilyard
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Date Of Birth 5 February 1986
Age 37 Years
Height In centimeters – 188 cm

In feet inches – 6’2”

Weight In Kilograms – 80 Kg

In Pounds – 176 lbs

Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Profession Rapper, Singer, and Entrepreneur
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Baton Rouge Community College
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Debut Music Video Pick of Da Litter
Fathers Name Name Not Known
Mothers Name Martha Green Gates
Brothers Brandon Gilyard


Brandon Gilyard
Brandon Gilyard

Sister Name Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

Kevin commenced his music career in 2007 after getting signed to a local label, “Dead Game Records”. After that, he released mixtapes “Pick of Da Litter”(2007) and “All or Nuthin'”(2008) with Boosie Badazz and Webbie.

In 2011, Kevin released his hit mixtape named “Make ‘Em believe”. Moreover, he started his own label “Bread Winners’ Association” through which he released his first mixtape “Luca Brasi Story” in 2013. In 2013, he released another major mixtape “Stranger than Fiction”.

In 2014, he released three singles “Don’t Know”, “Posed to be in ‘Love'”, and “Amnesia” from the mixtape “By Any Means”. Later, he released mixtapes “Luca Brasi 2” with the single “I Don’t Get Tired” and “Murder for Hire” and also released a song named “Kno One”.

In 2016, his first studio album, “Islah” was released which turned out to be a major hit 2016. In 2018, he released three-song EP “Chained to the City”. His second EP “Only the Generals Gon Understand” was released on May 31, 2019. Kevin released the lead single titled “Push It” from his second album “I’m Him” on June 28, 2019.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He got married to his long-term girlfriend Dreka Haynes from which he had two children Islah Karen and Khaza Kamil Gates.

Girlfriend Dreka Haynes
Marital Status Married
Wife Dreka Haynes


Kevin Gate with his wife
Kevin Gate with his wife

Children Islah Karen and Khaza Kamil Gates.

Kevin Gate with his wife & children
Kevin Gate with his wife & children

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Not Known

Kevin Gate

Some Interesting Facts About Kevin Gates

  • He has been involved in numerous controversies and scandals.
  • Kevin has many tattoos painted on his body.
  • He was sentenced to 180 days in jail in 2016.
  • Kevin started rapping at the age of 14 years.
  • His Zodiac Sign is Aquarius.
  • Gate’s earned a Master’s degree in Psychology.
  • He previously had a sexual relationship with his cousin.
  • He kicked a fan during his stage performance in 2015.
  • He has turned to Muslim along with his family since 2016.
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