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60 Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

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Kevin Jerome Gilyard, professionally known as Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. Known mostly for his autobiographical themes in his songs,  his lyrics often deal with subjects like depression, poverty, and prison time.

Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans and had a keen interest in music from an early age. He started to rap from the age of 14 and began his career in the year 2005. Gates has released several hit singles and mixtapes throughout his career and can be considered one of America’s successful contemporary singers.

In January 2016, he released his debut album, Islah, which peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Along with his success in music, Gates has had lots of legal issues and has been in and out of prison multiple times. He had a tumultuous upbringing and was arrested for the first time at the age of 13 for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

But despite having a difficult childhood and being involved in several controversies, Gates has managed to use his Everyday Power to become a successful rapper in the American music industry. In this respect, here are some inspirational Kevin Gates quotes.


Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success


1.) “Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” – Kevin Gates


2.) “Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.” – Kevin Gates


3.) “If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.” – Kevin Gates


4.) “I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.” – Kevin Gates


5.) “I live by the ten percent rule. Save one, you save a thousand.” – Kevin Gates


6.) “You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” – Kevin Gates


7.) “You can learn from a dummy. You can watch a dummy and learn what not to do. I’ve always been an observant individual. You don’t know how much you love something until you can’t do it. That’s one thing I can say that I learned. I learned how much I love music.” – Kevin Gates


8.) “I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.” – Kevin Gates


9.) “Out my window.. I see everything I dream about and wished I had”– Kevin Gates


10.) “I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” – Kevin Gates


11.) “Why accept failure when success is free?” Kevin Gates


Kevin Gates quotes about music


12.) “I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.” – Kevin Gates


13.) “I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.” – Kevin Gates


14.) “I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.” – Kevin Gates


15.) “I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.” – Kevin Gates


16.) “Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.” – Kevin Gates


17.) “A hot producer might not make a hot beat for me. I just love music.”


18.) “I love to make music, I love to get tattoos…That’s just what I love. If I wasn’t getting paid I’d still do it.”– Kevin Gates


19.) “I know I write a lot of my best music in the car, like late night. Three, four in the morning.” – Kevin Gates


20.) “Music’s the most therapeutic thing for me. Because I suffer with depression, and it’s my only form of releasing it.” – Kevin Gates


21.) “Music is all I have.” – Kevin Gates


22.) “My music is incredible. I don’t know what to call it because I’ve yet to see an artist display the different talents I display or create the different genres that I have created; from the rock and roll to heavy metal to soft rock to rap to country. I display so many styles. That’s why they love me.” – Kevin Gates


Kevin Gates quotes about love, relationships and family


23.) “Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.” – Kevin Gates


24.) “Some may consider this a problem, I easily fall in love.” – Kevin Gates


25.) “I like being with my family. That’s my party.” – Kevin Gates


26.) “To be honest I am not looking to be romantic, already got someone at home.” – Kevin Gates


27.) “To inform, to improve, to make better, and I believe that’s what my first daughter did to me, so I named my first album after my first daughter.” – Kevin Gates


28.) “I love God, I love everybody else around me as myself, and I love my enemy.” – Kevin Gates


29.) “I always wanted a family.” – Kevin Gates


30.) “It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave”  – Kevin Gates


31.) “Loves a battlefield it’s not a one night stand.” – Kevin Gates


32.) “Fall in love fast, make sure I handle it delicate” – Kevin Gates


33.) “You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” – Kevin Gates


Thought-provoking Kevin Gates quotes


34.) “Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.” – Kevin Gates

35.) “Wise men change, fools stay the same.” – Kevin Gates


36.) “Without an understanding of bad…how can one truly have an appreciation of good.” – Kevin Gates


37.) “Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.” – Kevin Gates


38.) “Bein’ logical gave me a reason to doubt.” – Kevin Gates


39.) “Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity?” – Kevin Gates


40.) “If it matters to you, pursue it aggressively.” – Kevin Gates


41.) “All things are obtained by Wisdom and Knowledge.” – Kevin Gates


Kevin Gates quotes about hard work and struggle


42.) “I’m not afraid to make mistakes.” – Kevin Gates


43.) “My daily conversation, it consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom sick and tired of struggle.” – Kevin Gates


44.) “Jail and the streets go hand in hand. You can’t have one with out the other. They coincide.” – Kevin Gates


45.) “I got 6 jobs I don’t get TIRED!” – Kevin Gates


46.) “I experience great hurt, this hurt allows me to know I’m alive.” – Kevin Gates


47.) “I was built for that pressure.” – Kevin Gates


48.) “Came from the bottom, we aim for the stars.” – Kevin Gates


49.) “Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” – Kevin Gates


50.) “I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I’m in because it could steer me into a depressed state.” – Kevin Gates


Other inspirational Kevin Gates quotes


51.) “When you’re in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.” – Kevin Gates


52.) “The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.” – Kevin Gates


53.) “True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.” – Kevin Gates


54.) “Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted.” – Kevin Gates


55.) “When you come up in the slums, having nothin’ make you humble” – Kevin Gates


56.) “I have respect for every man that demand your respect.” – Kevin Gates


57.) “If you not in your own lane, create one.” – Kevin Gates


58.) “She says I’m a dog, but it takes one to know one.” – Kevin Gates


59.) “I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.” – Kevin Gates


60.) “I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.” – Kevin Gates


Which Kevin Gates quotes were your favorite?

Despite enduring hardships in his childhood and facing various legal troubles, Gates has managed to establish himself as a top American rapper and singer.

Hopefully, these Kevin Gates quotes have inspired you to live your best life.

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