Kevin Gates is now among modern heavyweights Drake, Fetty Wap, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole as his debut album, Islah is certified platinum.
The “2 Phones” emcee also had success this year with his Murder for Hire 2 mixtape. Both that and Islah saw significant time on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart.
Drake’s Thank Me Later, Fetty Wap’s Fetty Wap, Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d. City and Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story — all debut albums — have passed the one million sales mark or more.