UPDATE: Rap artist Kevin Gates is out of prison after serving almost 9 months of a 2 1/2 year sentence in the East Moline Correctional Center.

The Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed his release with Local 4 News. The 28-year-old’s real name is Kevin Gilyard. He had been serving time for being a felon in possession of a firearm charge out of Cook County, Illinois. He was admitted to the facility back on April 27th, 2017.

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A well-known rap artist is serving a prison sentence in the East Moline Correctional Center.

28-year-old Kevin Gilyard, who is better known as Kevin Gates, was admitted to the facility last week. He’s serving a 30 month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and is expected to be on parole next June. Gilyard’s first studio album was released last January and hit number 2 on the Billboard Top 200.