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57 Kevin Gates Quotes About Music, Success & Life

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57 Kevin Gates Quotes About Music, Success & Life

Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from Louisiana. He’s currently signed to Dead Game Records and Atlantic Records, as well as with his own record label, Bread Winners’ Association.

His debut studio album, Islah, was released in January 2016 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. Prior to that, Gates also released numerous mixtapes, 3 of which peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.

We’ve put together this bad ass collection of the best Kevin Gates quotes, where he talks about music, success and life:

 

57 Kevin Gates Quotes

1. “Any artist that’s as serious about making music as I am, I’m cool with that. But if you tellin’ me, “Man, send me a verse and I’m a send you a verse.” No. That’s not collaborating. We don’t know each other and I’m serious about this music.” – Kevin Gates

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

3. “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

4. “I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I’m not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.” – Kevin Gates

5. “I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it’s therapeutic to me. It’s a release. It’s how I vent emotionally.” – Kevin Gates

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

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

8. “Money coming, money gotta flip it. I ain’t waiting on nobody, I’mma go get it.” – Kevin Gates

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

 

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10. “The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.” – Kevin Gates

11. “Whatever I have a natural love for or respect or admiration for, I tattoo it on my body. My next tattoo is probably going to be Muhammad Ali. I’ve got Bob Marley, I’ve got Elvis, I’ve got Malcolm X. I’ve got so many tattoos. It’s crazy. I’m really running out of space. But when I go get tattoos, it’s therapeutic for me also.” – Kevin Gates

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

13. “Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates

14. “I came in the game with a different attitude than I have now. And I had to grow. I had to mature. In that growth and in that maturity, that point of maturity I realized that ay, the people that interview me, we really only having a conversation. And they not from the same walk of life that I am, so my life is super interesting to them.” – Kevin Gates

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

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

17. “I’m a big skeptic so I won’t just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I’ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies.” – Kevin Gates

 

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“I’ve always stood on my own two. I don’t need a team. I don’t do the entourage thing, 30 people, I don’t do that. That’s just not me.” – Kevin Gates

 

19. “Wise men change, fools stay the same.” – 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. Just as you do with your recorder, I record my thoughts. I vent. It’s a channel. I’m an introvert when it comes to displaying my emotion. And because I’m such an introvert, the best thing for me to do is to talk to the mic.” – Kevin Gates

21. “Or help them get to the root of the problem. Or help them find out what the problem is. Because the problem lies with self, and a lot of times we don’t look inward as individuals. We always look for something else as a substitute, as a pacifier. You have to look at self first.” – Kevin Gates

22. “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

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

24. “Yea I’m a convicted felon..I also have a masters in psychology, I also scored a 31 on my ACT at 16 in jail.” – Kevin Gates

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

26. “I can’t say any artist inspired me, because I’m inspired by the things that go on around me.” – Kevin Gates

 

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27. “I got it out tha mud, ain’t nobody ever gave me nothing.” – Kevin Gates

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

29. “I’m a perfect imperfection. My craft has been perfected. I just need affection, emotionally. I’m an introvert but it come off as aggression.” – Kevin Gates

30. “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

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31. “It’s about really really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it, that’s what it is. I can feel the growth from my first mixtape to now. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.” – Kevin Gates

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

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

34. “Wealth is not of the pocket. It’s of the heart. It’s of the mind. I live like that. You could give me a fish and feed more for a day, but if you teach me to fish, you’ve fed me forever. So that’s really my philosophy with it all.” – Kevin Gates

 

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“When you got wisdom and knowledge you supposed to spread the world wit some soulja love.” – Kevin Gates

 

36. “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

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

38. “I don’t give anyone a reason to hate me, they create their own drama out of pure jealousy. Keep ears opened, mouth closed.” – Kevin Gates

39. “I have trouble with letting go. That’s my problem. Anybody that has extreme highs and extreme lows is bipolar to any psychologist and that’s not necessarily the truth.” – Kevin Gates

40. “I love to be clean. I wear the same things, all of my clothes pretty much look the same. I’m a plain and simple type of guy. I don’t really do a lotta busy colors and things of that nature. I feel like less is more.” – Kevin Gates

41. “I’m a super sensitive individual also. The smallest thing might stand out to me. I might go make a song about this interview. I live life then rap about it. Who knows what I may say? I just really say what I feel. When I’m in the moment, whatever I’m feeling, I get it all out.” – Kevin Gates

42. “If I tell the truth about me, what can the world say? I’d love to be accepted, but I’m not seeking acceptance. If you are a fan, it’s because you’re a fan of who I am psychologically, emotionally, and individually. The world can relate to a human being more than it can relate to a superstar.” – Kevin Gates

 

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

44. “My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well.” – Kevin Gates

45. “The energy in the daytime is so different because everyone is so unhappy and depressed and you can pick up on that energy psycho-kinetically. So I like to come out at night. Everything’s settled, you can see more.” – Kevin Gates

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46. “What poor person fits into society socially? You seem like a great person, but you’re not going to leave out of this building and put one of those homeless people in your car. You treat them differently than I do. When I finish with this salad here, you can eat off my plate. That’s just the individual that I am because I’ve walked in those shoes at one time.” – Kevin Gates

47. “Why accept failure when success is free?” – Kevin Gates

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

49. “But I really live in a box. I’m always locked away in the studio, so I never get to see those people anyway. And if I do see them, I don’t even think—to be honest, I’m so focused right now I couldn’t even see myself encountering those individuals that I spoke about from my past.” – Kevin Gates

50. “I don’t have a religion. I ain’t nothing wrong with church as long as they selling chicken. Cause I read the Quran, I read the Kabalah, I read the Bible. They all got the same three basic principles: Love God, love your neighbor as yourself, and…As far as me being, I live by those principles.” – Kevin Gates

51. “I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.” – Kevin Gates

 

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“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

 

53. “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

54. “If I told you I was different would you understand the difference?” – Kevin Gates

55. “Made men don’t make statements. You bigger than that, that’s phony. Want every n***a that rap, from Louisiana to make it. Medication then meditation and elevating to greatness.” – Kevin Gates

56. “My mentality, I guess. I used to deal with things totally differently than the way that I deal with things now. And I believe that comes through growth and maturity. And when you grow, your way of life changes. Everything changes. The things that were interesting at one point, they’re not as interesting now.” – Kevin Gates

57. “Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?” – Kevin Gates

 

 

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