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[VIDEO] Rapper Kevin Gates Will Be Released From Prison Next Week

Billboard music-charting rap artist Kevin Gates is scheduled to be discharged from a correctional facility ahead of his scheduled release date.

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Numerous music media outlets, including XXL Magazine, have recently published reports about the latest developments in a criminal case involving Baton Rouge, Louisiana-bred rap artist Kevin Gates (pictured).

According to one report released Friday afternoon (January 5), Gates, 31, is currently incarcerated at the East Moline Correctional Center in the state of Illinois. He was admitted into this institution in late April of 2017 after serving a jail stint for another unrelated charge, which stemmed from an assault on a female fan during a performance.

Gates was handed over to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDC) at that time to serve out a 30-month sentence for criminal possession of a firearm. He was originally scheduled to be paroled in June of 2018. However, an IDC spokesperson told XXL exclusively that Gates’ new release date is January 10, 2017.

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