(AllHipHop News) Newly-freed rapper Kevin Gates is set to make his stage comeback at the JMBLYA festival in Texas this spring.
The hip-hop star, real name Kevin Gilyard, was released from an Illinois prison in January after serving nine months of a 30-month sentence for felony gun possession.
That punishment, relating to an outstanding 2013 warrant, was handed down last April, days after the “2 Phones” MC had completed a six-month term behind bars in Florida for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows.
Now Gates, who is on parole, is plotting his live return and has booked his first post-prison shows for May.
He will join fellow rappers like Migos, Cardi B, and Playboi Carti for JMBLYA gigs in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, while he is also set to play the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan in July.
The concert news emerges shortly after Gates celebrated his 32nd birthday on Monday.