Rap artist Kevin Gates serving time in East Moline Correctional Center

He is expected to be on parole next June

EAST MOLINE, Ill. - 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.

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