Kevin Gates is making his upcoming third album a mostly solo affair. On Friday (June 10), the 36-year-old Gates revealed the tracklist for Khaza, the follow-up to his 2019 studio album I’m Him.
Scheduled to arrive on June 17, the 19-track album only contains one featured guest, Juicy J, who appears on Gates’ previously released “Thinkin’ With My Dick” single. The song was previously released in 2013 but has gained new traction in recent months thanks to TikTok, helping it reach a new high of No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In recent days, Gates has been letting fans in on what could be expected on Khaza, including releasing the intro to the album along with a freestyle over Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin” titled “Super General” where he opened up about his separation from his wife of seven years, Dreka Gates.
As he raps on the freestyle, “Went home to sleep, deep down, there’s tension when you knowin’ that somethin’ missin’/Suck it up, put all my energy back in Islah and lil’ Killa/Took the blame in interviews and made it look like I was trippin’/Made the Dreka song lie to the world while tryna protect her image.
“Tell me you love me, I say it back/Back in my mind, I’m indifferent/Brought this infiltrator to the farm/Hurt my heart, what am I missin’?” He also suggests she cheated with, “Personal trainer invaded my personal space/Deep down inside it killed me.”
Kevin Gates has been vulnerable about numerous topics in the lead-up to Khaza, whether it be revealing he’d been molested as a child or opening up about a suicide attempt when he went through a dark period of depression.
In December 2021, Gates considered taking his life and was saved by a fan who gave him a heartfelt speech and told him how his music helped him keep from committing suicide himself.
Peep the tracklist to Khaza below.
02. Big Lyfe
03. I’m in Love
06. Bad for Me
10. Shoot My Shot
11. Ready for War
12. Ups and Downs
13. Truth be Told
14. Free at Last
15. Hard to Sleep
17. Black Clouds
18. I Suffered
19. Thinking with My D*ck (f. Juicy J)