Kevin Gates on 'I'm Him' Album, Birdman Lessons & Holding Himself Accountable | Everyday Struggle

On the Thursday, June 11th, episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates. Gates discusses his upcoming album ‘I’m Him’ and the pressures he’s dealt with trying to create the project. Later in the show, he reveals why didn’t sign to the Cash Money Records and says he learned a lot from Birdman’s savvy business ways during his time with the music mogul. Gates also discusses his past issues, including his struggles with depression and spending time in prison, and how he's found peace with the help of his family and wife. Plus he talks about his friendship with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and discusses some of the criticism he's dealt with publicly before hugging it out with Akademiks.
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  • All she could say was energy 🤦🏽‍♀️😂😂😂

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  • Mashallah my brother start the home intervju with Al Fathia 🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️ and that voice inshallah may Allah bless you @KevinGates

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  • He needs to go to schools and talk to the youth!!! I know they'd respond positively!

    Truth BeToldTruth BeToldGün önce
  • In this interview he going into the another level of knowledge of self..where yo old habit and new knowledge is intertwined. Next phase all this will be used as a lesson.

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  • Why I be talking like dis dude 🤣

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  • Mashallah akh

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  • One of the few rappers who’s interviews are actually interesting & thought provoking. Gates is worth listening to and digesting what he’s preaching.. he even makes Everyday Struggle(actually better than) bearable.

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  • Love yourself..be you... You are amazing..

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  • Realest nigga on earth

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  • Famine ass shit

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    • Mk what that mean

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  • This guy a fucking legend everything he says is jewles

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  • This man AK is so close minded.

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  • Why does he sound like a girl lol that’s not islam

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  • What song is he singing at 46:15 ?

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  • Akademicks DNT represent no fuckin masses TFOH!! Ak he is fucking goofy

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  • Akademicks is a fuckin a looser

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  • Ugh Kevin gates is so sexy

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  • Gates wanna fuk ak up lmao u can tell he really want the babies dreka said haha

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  • 0:12 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙄𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙥𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚

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  • Notice how nedeska on her best behavior but she treats her other guest like shit

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  • this is ur biggest fan?enemy wuteva MS.La DAY.. YES BRITTANY LA DAY IM SO INTO ITS CRAZY DONT BEALARMED BY ME INTERNET STALKING I JUST WANT TO KNOW KEVIN ON A PERSONAL LEVEL.... ITS SOMETHING ABOUT UR SPIRIT THAT REACHES OUT TO MINE ....N YES THIS IS THE REAL DEAL BRITTANY LA DAY#TEAMCHARMAINE ..... AND IN NO WAY AM I PERFECT AT ALL BUT IM TRYING TO GROW SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY..... THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME IN MY GAME ... NUTS HANG LOW I LOVE U KEVIN GATES

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  • @27:15 "I'm your father but I want you to go farther" ✊🏾

    Xavi YenXavi Yen26 gün önce
  • Gates be keepin it so real bru ...he 💯

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  • Nadeska always looks uncomfortable

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  • His daughter gon be a smart individual cus he dont hide nothing from her or shadow any doubts in her mind if she wana know something she knows from her dad someone she should hear it from b4 she gets hurt

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  • He the first rapper the pray for the people around him

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  • Akademics got picked on in schooling

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  • If you’re watching this and say Gates is suspect that means you’re suspect too 🤷🏾‍♂️

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  • I love this man

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  • Kevin = fake. Narcissist. Bully. Ego/pride issues. Self centered. Disloyal. Womanizing..... Yet preaches self accountability??. Terrible person, great rapper/lyricist.

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  • Gates did peyote in mexico and freed his soul from himself

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  • She telling bruh he needs therapy at 23:50 fr.

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  • 19:55 "oooohhh gawdddd" smoothest reaction I've ever seen lol

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  • Wtf does this mf be on...

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  • not gonna like i hate dj akademiks

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  • 46:15 🔥🔥🔥

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  • This nigga talkin bout fuckin his cousin? You on a level when you can casually mentiom fucking your cousin and ppl in the room are like "omg you right!"

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    • @Belleza Facil they didnt but he said once you realize they cousins "she got that smoke so im gonna keep hittin it" and its just framiliarity that makes it wierd so if u know her.. lol

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    • You did not understand the story. They didn't know they were cousins.

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  • Lol academics got fat

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  • WE ALL LOVE YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • Don’t metaphor about God either

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  • I can hear you know his knowledge but you have to use it his way righteous

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  • I’m sorry but you could be saying one thing and doing another and it sounds like you’re giving yourself all the glory

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  • I’m mad asl Wayno had dem socks on 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ cuz da shoe/shorts combo wudda been 🔥

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  • what gates said about LA is so fkng trueee

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  • He gotta be rollin in the sea with them blue dolphins

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  • When you were Tyga you don’t scare the antelope......excellent

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  • I'm still trying to understand what he was talking about this whole interview 😂😂

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  • He definitely took the D

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  • Gates so at peace and self accepting and Akademics just cannot comprehend it 😂

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  • Shorty got hot when gates started speaking directly 😂😂 that southern slang gets you in the game lol

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  • Dope ass interview! I grew up around Baton Rouge. He was dead on about how we live down here. Shout out to wayno for his insight.

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  • That is a myth about a dog cleaning or licking your wound and it healing💯💯

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  • Let DJ akademiks speak....., WTF

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  • 32:00, Academics is right......, Gates always reversing the ??'s🤷‍♂️ Is he really that smart 🤔.....

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  • Gates kind of reminds me of Old Dirty Bastard or 2pac. There's no father to his style. He's just an enigmatic character...he's brilliant, spiritual, intelligent, keen, full of wisdom, thoughtful, shy, reflective but at the same time he's savage, funny, retarded, crazy, graphic, perverse, profane, puzzling and devilish! Lol He's definitely one of the true poets of his genre. Like Pac once said he had to go in the booth and record to keep from killing niggas as Gates says his music is therapy from all the trauma he's experienced.

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  • Kevin played a full game of psychology on them lol

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Kevin Gates on 'I'm Him' Album, Birdman Lessons & Holding Himself Accountable | Everyday Struggle