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KEVIN GATES Nearly Doubles His First Week Sales Record With New Mixtape BY ANY MEANS


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Bread Winners Association artist Kevin Gates has achieved his highest chart debut landing at No. 3 on the Current Rap Albums Overall Chart and at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with his acclaimed new mixtape BY ANY MEANS. The mixtape (compilation of songs, versus complete “album”) also landed at No. 5  on the Current R&B / Hip Hop Albums Chart and at No. 8 on the Overall Digital Albums Chart.

On the FIRST DAY of on-sale (March 18), Gates’ sales numbers for BY ANY MEANS exceeded the total amount sold in the FIRST WEEK of his previous mixtape release STRANGER THAN FICTION.

Phenomenally, Gates also offered a *simultaneous* free download of BY ANY MEANS via digital partner DatPiff. The mixtape achieved over 117k downloads in the first week via DatPiff.

BY ANY MEANSfirst week chart positions:

#17 – Billboard Top 200

#3 – Current Rap Albums Overall Chart

#5 – Current R&B / Hip Hop Albums Chart

#8 – Overall Digital Albums Chart

Listen to BY ANY MEANS now:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/GatesBAM

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1harAnf

SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1eQdHKc

Stream/Download: http://bit.ly/1dvMuhH

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Watch music videos from BY ANY MEANS:

“Arm and Hammer” – http://youtu.be/Xn2ptI38Nnw

“Don’t Know” – http://youtu.be/54dgsB7iYEc

“Amnesia” feat. Doe B – http://youtu.be/YtAIHNFLDiU

Check out what critics are saying about BY ANY MEANS:

“By Any Means is easily the most complex, confounding, and fascinating gangster rap record of the year so far.” COMPLEX

“If there’s one rapper that more people need to be talking about, it’s Kevin Gates.”– VIBE

“(His die-hard fans) see him as one of the realest MCs in the game right now—someone who’s both genuine and sincere. And on By Any Means, he comes off worthy of the acclaim, spitting vivid street stories that range from gut-wrenching to endearing all while demonstrating a serious knack for songwriting.” – XXL MAG

“Gates’ melodic sense combined with his endless detail suggest his ceiling is higher than Boosie’s.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“By Any Means is consistent from beginning to end, with a bunch of premier tracks spread throughout. There are plenty of reasons to believe that Kevin Gates is on the verge of blowing-up.” HOT NEW HIP HOP

“With By Any Means he completes a three-release run that’s as solid as any in recent memory” PITCHFORK

“He’s got the voice, the earnestness to make songs about feelings still go hard, but with an added knack for narrative.” THE FADER









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  1. April 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

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