HipHopDX Premiere: As Pearl Gates prepares to release his debut album, Live From The First, the Manhattan native has shared a single from the project. Titled “Live Long,” the track also features Camp Lo MC Geechi Suede and soulful hooks by the multi-talented Gates.

“My father was a singer and I inherited his talent of perfect pitch,” Gates said in a press release. “I use it to flesh out my music but lately I’ve been asked to contribute hooks by Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Wordsworth and other artists, which is flattering.”

Comprised 17 tracks, of Live From The First also boasts notable features Toraé and Cassidy.

“I didn’t expect Cassidy to be on the album,” Gates admitted. “We have a mutual friend who is a producer and one night he brought him through just to hang out. Cassidy heard the track and said, ‘You want me to get on this?’ That was all love”

Listen to “Live Long” above until Live From The First arrives on October 20. Pre-order the album here.