Kevin Gates has been scarce on the music scene since his incarceration back in 2016. Just 10 months after the January 2016 release of his most recent album ‘Islah,’ Gates was sentenced to a 30-month prison term. He was let out on parole in January of 2018 and brought us his ‘Luca Brasi 3’ mixtape in September of that year.
It appears the music drought is officially over, as yesterday Gates released two new tracks titled “Push It” and “Return of the Mack,” the former of which was accompanied by a music video. Regarding “Push It,” Gates shared this with Hypebeast:
“Sometimes, your biggest obstacle is you. A warrior’s greatest gold is truth. In the Muhammed Ali way, I’m going to show you how great I am. The idea for the video is me fighting the Old Kevin and becoming the New Kevin. I’m making the transition from a f*ked-up guy with a good heart and great character traits, into a man with a great heart and no fucked-up character traits. It’s opening the process for the world to see. It starts with ‘Push It.’”
In addition to the new tracks, Hypebeast has confirmed that Kevin Gates will be releasing a new album, ‘I’m Him.’ Though details on the project have not been confirmed, it will be interesting to see how after three years of growth Gates, in this new mind state, will execute the album.