Kevin Gates Shares First New Music Since Release from Prison

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Kevin Gates performs during "The High Road Summer Tour" at Concord Pavilion on Aug. 28, 2016 in Concord, Calif.

Kevin Gates was released from prison in January and it seems he’s been using his free time to make music. 

The Baton Rouge rapper dropped three surprise tracks overnight, “Change Lanes,” “Vouch” and “Let It Sing,” his first releases since he worked up the By Any Means 2 mixtape last year while he was behind bars.

The hip-hop artist was sentenced to 30 months in prison for a felony gun possession charge in Illinois, which followed an 180-day sentence in a Florida prison for kicking a female fan. Gates was released earlier this year after serving nine months of his sentence.

The MC's last studio album Islah was released in January 2016 and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Gates, a practicing Muslim, released his new tunes at the start of Ramadan. Live dates are booked for this summer. Listen to "Change Lanes,” “Vouch” and “Let It Sing” below.


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