KEVIN GATES DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TIME FOR THAT” AT WWW.KVNGATES.COM
BREAD WINNERS’ ASSOCIATION MC RECEIVES RIAA PLATINUM CERTIFICATION FOR ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM – ISLAH – WITH SALES EQUIVALENTS EXCEEDING 1 MILLION
*KEVIN GATES’ ISLAH IS THE ONLY DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED IN 2016 TO BE CERTIFIED PLATINUM*
GATES TO PERFORM LIVE AT THE ROOTS PICNIC IN NYC ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST
Bread Winners’ Association recording artist Kevin Gates is proving to be one of the year’s biggest breakout artists with his critically-acclaimed album “ISLAH” becoming the first debut album released in 2016 to receive RIAA Platinum certification for sales equivalents exceeding 1 million. Gates celebrates this extraordinary accomplishment today with the release of the official music video for his newest single “Time For That,” which is streaming now at www.kvngates.com.
Boasting 15 incredible tracks with no featured artists, “ISLAH” made an incredible chart debut upon its January 2016 arrival, entering Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart at #1 while also coming in at #2 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 110,000 – the LA-based rapper’s biggest sales week to date.
Gates has been celebrating the astonishing success of “ISLAH” throughout 2016 with a multitude of live dates, including an upcoming performance at the sold-out Roots Picnic in NYC on Saturday, October 1st at Bryant Park. In addition to TV appearances, headline shows, international festival appearances, Gates recently wrapped the nationwide “High Road Tour,” alongside Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. A special tour recap video from Kevin’s private and public moments on the “High Road Tour” will make its debut soon. Additionally, Gates made his late night TV debut on TBS’ Conan earlier this summer with performances of both “2 Phones” and “Really Really,” (watch here: http://teamcoco.com/video/kevin-gates-05-09-2016).
Gates was also amongst the mega-talented roster of artists featured on “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM,” the accompaniment to the Warner Bros. Pictures blockbuster film. Listen to his acclaimed track “Know Better” here: https://youtu.be/wZXjHXcwOVk.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KEVIN GATES AND “ISLAH”:
“A sustained and triumphant outpouring… and Gates gives every good, bad, and ugly thing he has. It’s by far the best single release of his career… It’s also probably the best pure rap release of the first quarter, and the best-case scenario for how a locally famous rapper can make a great album for a wider audience without getting lost in a corporate ledger.” – PITCHFORK
“He’s a rapper’s rapper, a lyrical Evel Knievel without any desire for a cloying pop crossover… His prowess is evident not only in his dizzying lines, but in the way his melodic flow glides so naturally, to a point where lyrics can have the sing-song feel of a hook, and a sung chorus can have the swagger of a rap.” – ROLLING STONE
“One of the most virtuosic displays of pure rapping you’re likely to hear this year… He’s not commercial in the least, but he’s so popular that he might not need to be.” – SPIN
“An unstoppable force with an indomitable will, and he’s on the verge of becoming rap’s brightest sleeper star…a formidable collection of records with some of the rapper’s most forceful and vital flows” – PITCHFORK
“Emotional, tender, violent, sensual, fickle, determined, fatalistic, unpredictable, unreliable, hedonistic, and from Louisiana. In a land of 10,000 wannabes, he’s an original. There’s barely a wasted track on a major-label bid that has more hooks than a Temptations best-of and more moods than a four-year-old at Disneyland.” – VICE
**“ISLAH” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services**
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