The school of hard knocks has been breeding grounds for many of the most talented musicians in
history. With the rough and tumble street life playing catalyst for some of the grittiest modern-
day blues, much-celebrated artists from B.B. King to the Ohio Players to Lil Boosie have
poured their pains, frustrations, accomplishments and celebrations into a universal language.
Reformed Baton Rouge hard head Kevin Gates is one of these extraordinary entertainers.
The product of a city commonly known as the “Bloody Sticks,” neither a barrage...