Kevin Gates dons the fatigues for some cinematic visuals.
Kevin Gates has a talent for storytelling, often drawing from his own life for inspiration, weaving themes of hopelessness and motivation with equal authority. Though his music can occasionally feel heavy, the man can get braggadocious with the best of them. Such is the case on “Money Long,” which finds Gates at his most intimidating, standing with both feet firmly planted on the instrumental’s neck. The visuals, which may seem unexpected given “Money Long’s” disassociation with his recent projects, add a cinematic layer of menace to the proceedings.