Genuine Trap Music: Kevin Gates' 'PRIDE'
Turned a hooker to a housewife and people say 'how?' Million dollar vision, you just gotta stay down Don't get all in your feelings babe don't throw your weight around She gon' kill herself if I leave but she know I don't play around
I ain't too hard to tell you how I feel When you tat my name on, it make me know it's real I ain't too hard to tell you how I feel What you say you don't do, girl you know I will I'm just the realest that you done met I'm just the realest that you done met I'm just the realest that you done met Still surprised you haven't noticed it yet
The realest you ever met"
"Ain't Too Hard"
From Kevin Gates' debut CD, "Islah
Single produced by Earl & E
First published June 27, 2016
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Calif. — When Kevin Gates opened up with his first lines from the hit single, "Really Really," and intoxicating video, he didn't mess around laying out his thoughts for the next 16 tracks on his debut CD, "Islah."
Following the powerful hook for Really Really, Gates laments, "Make 'em believe. I made 'em believe." From there, Islah, an Arabic word that means "reform" or "to make better," earned a million more hip hop faithfuls.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but raised 70 miles away in Baton Rouge (Red Stick), Gates puts his raps down in the form of an urban Shakespearean with verbal artillery disguised as sonnets.
Unlike telling stories of love, beauty, and mortality, the "Sonneteer" Gates, whose real last name is Gilyard, spins sensitive yarns of about his love for family, incarceration, sex, and depression.