Birth Name: Kevin Jerome Gilyard
Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 5, 1986
Ethnicity: African-American, Puerto Rican, possibly Moroccan
Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Kevin was raised mostly in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, in Louisiana. He is married to Dreka Haynes, with whom he has two children. He is a practising Muslim, and has gone to Mecca for Hajj.
He has evidently said that his father is Moroccan. It is not clear if this is accurate.