At the very beginning of his career, in 2007, Louisiana’s Kevin Gates started working with the one and only Lil Boosie, another Louisiana native. Gates and Boosie worked hard in the studio, eventually cutting the track “Get in the Way,” which garnered some attention for Gates’ burgeoning rap career. Gates was unfortunately jailed in 2011, but after his release, was signed to Atlantic Records and taken under Young Money Entertainment’s management wing. Gates was also featured as a member of XXL Magazine’s 2014 Freshman Class, so you definitely know he’s on the come up. Vice’s music channel Noisey is presenting this show, which is promoting his latest project By Any Means.
Wed., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., 2014