Kevin Gates drops a new song off his upcoming album “By Any Means 2,” “Had To.” Being incarcerated can’t keep Kevin Gates down. Yesterday, the critically acclaimed yet legally troubled rapper delivered a powerful video for “What If” and an accompanying hand-written note, which served to shed some light on Gate’s current mental state. If the message is to be understood, Gates has made peace with himself, and seems mentally prepared for the hardship he’s undergoing. And while the fans have been fiending for some new Kevin Gates music, their wishes have now been granted. Gates’ team recently made the announcement that his new album By Any Means 2 is set to drop on September 21st, curated by his wife Dreka Gates. Ms. Gates was given full creative control of the project, and it seems she has selected a powerful single to kick off the album rollout.
Earlier this year, his wife and business partner Dreka Gates let fans know she was putting Gates’ new project together. “I’m nervous as F b/c I’m not getting any input from him & he’s fully entrusted me w/everything so there’s a lot of pressure! I respect real artists and their artistry and to be making ALL of the decisions is scary but rest assured the music is always fire,” she said back in July. The project, which clocks in at 14 tracks and includes other records Gates has released this year, like “No Love” and “What If,” is now available to pre-order on iTunes.