Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates is one of hip-hop’s hottest prospects. After his debut studio album Islah, Gates rose to prominence because of hit singles like Really Really and 2 Phones.
One year ago today, Gates dropped By Any Means 2. The highly anticipated second album from the Atlantic signee featured PnB Rock and credited production to the likes of Infamous and Boi-1da.
While many modern albums peak in their first week and gradually fall down the charts, By Any Means 2 achieved the opposite. Debuting in the US Billboard 200 at 100, the album rose to number four in its second week.