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Kevin Gates – Had To

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Kevin Gates is back with Had To.

Kevin Gates has been incarcerated for almost an year, but that doesn’t mean that his music career has to come to an end. After delivering a powerful message yesterday in his “What If” video, Gates’ team releases a new track by the Louisiana rapper entitled “Had To.”

Had To is a cut featured on Gates’ upcoming By Any Means 2 album, which will serve as the followup up to his 2014 By Any Means album.

Gates’ wife, Dreka Gates, recently announced via Instagram that she would be putting out her husband’s latest project, “BTW working on Kevin’s new project right now and I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous as F b/c I’m not getting any input from him & he’s fully entrusted me w/everything so there’s a lot of pressure!”

She added, “I respect real artists and their artistry and to be making ALL of the decisions is scary but rest assured the music is always fire as F!” It’s a big job for someone who isn’t necessarily a rapper themselves but she clearly has recognized that. However, if Kevin Gates has faith in his wifey for the job, we should too.”

By Any Means 2 will feature 14 tracks, including songs No Love and What If, and is slated for a September 21st release. You can pre-order it on iTunes here.

Listen to Had To and read Gates’ open letter to his fans below.

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