Kevin Gates dishes out his tips for self-improvement

“I like to go to the bookstore, get me a nice book. I know who I am, I’m not afraid to be who I am.”

September 18, 2019

Kevin Gates stopped by The FADER recently for a round of Top Five, and the rapper was in the mood to inspire, dishing out his five "most important lessons for self-improvement." Gates — speaking lucidly and calmly, like a varsity basketball coach intent on teaching you the best way to live off the court — dropped pearls of wisdom. For example: “Whenever you’re being honest with yourself, you’re focused on existing.” Although this segment is proof that Gates is a solid character actor, there is a level of genuineness that stems from a new lifestyle following extended stints behind bars. You can check out the whole video at the top of the page.

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His next album I'M HIM drops September 27.

Kevin Gates dishes out his tips for self-improvement