Kevin Gates Returns With ‘Chained To The City’ EP


Kevin Gates has made his is official return to hip-hop. Today (May 16), the Baton Rouge, La native unveiled Chained to the City, his first project since his release from prison in January.

The 3-song EP finds the Luca Brasi rapper sticking to his original script: dropping lines about his hardships, and telling extremely personal stories involving those in his immediate circle.

Chained to the City comes a couple days after the “IDGAF” MC posted a few snippets on his Instagram account.

I done change lanes #imhim

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In related KG news, the rapper was released on parole from East Moline Correctional Center in Illinois on Jan. 10, after serving nine months on a 30-month sentence for felony gun possession. With this, Gates hasn’t been able to perform nor travel, and he’s allegedly taking legal action.

According to, the rapper born Kevin Gilyard filed a lawsuit against John R. Baldwin, the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections and Ned Shwartz, who is a parole officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Stream Chained to the City below.