The Needle Drop

Kevin Gates - "4:30 AM"

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Kevin Gates releases this track off of upcoming the Stranger Than Fiction LP. The song takes Drake and Noah "40" Shebib's nocturnal vibe and confessionalism, and combines it with propulsive drums and real-gangster talk. Kevin Gates is a promising addition to hip-hop's storytelling tradition, and, as the LP's title suggests, these stories aren't made up. Usually I'm skeptical of rappers' crime stories, but Kevin has been shot in the leg and has spent time in prison, so I find myself believing him.