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Kevin Gates drops new visual for “Still Hold Up”

The Baton Rouge emcee hits the craps table for his latest.

Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates
Jimmy Fontaine

Since this crazy year started, Kevin Gates has managed to deliver some dope videos and freestyles to his fans. For his latest, he drops off a new clip for “Still Hold Up,” a message to all who need some inspiration in the midst of struggle:

“Traffic tickets, had too many, I was gettin’ stopped, never happen when I’m by myself so bein’ friendly stopped/

I rock a lotta gold chains, I am not a coward, I’m thuggin’ hard, I’m connected to the higher power/

Damn near lost it all believing’ in a bitch nigga, okay, problem solved, I do shit a little different

....

Instances I used to deal with tried to hurt my marriage, but I’m built Ford tough, and I still hold up.../”

The accompanying video matches the songs lyrics, putting whatever subject that’s brought up — from the police to a voodoo practitioner — in front of a craps table, adding to the symbolism of the Patrick Carmelo and James Maddocks-produced cut.

Recently, Kevin Gates has liberated top-quality visuals for “Fatal Attraction,” “Dreka,” and “Wetty (Freestyle).” Courtesy of Charlie Sloth, he’s delivered a solid freestyle as a part of the British DJ’s “Fire In The Booth” series. He also provided assistance for Destructo’s “Bandz” alongside Yo Gotti and and Denzel Curry.

In a recent interview with Complex’s “Everyday Struggle,” Gates spoke on mental health and how he suffered to the point of attempted suicide:

“I was possessed. I was trying to die... Such a beautiful life, such a beautiful soul. Look at what you mean to the world—why you wanna die, Kevin? I was possessed. Always feeling like I wasn’t good enough. Low self-esteem, those are spirits. Those are low-vibrating spirits... I didn’t want to be here anymore. … I had more money than probably anybody my age ever had. I just wasn’t happy.”

You can press play on “Still Hold Up” below.

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