Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates is next up to lay down his 2014 XXL Freshmen Class freestyle.

Kevin Gates is one of the 12 Freshmen on XXL‘s 2014 Freshmen list revealed last Mon., May 5, on BET’s 106 & Park. All this month we’ve been providing you with a behind-the-scenes look at the selection process, the photo shoot, and the work it takes to pull it all together. But last week (May 12) kicks off the reveal of the freestyles, cyphers, videos and interviews that we captured that day. After starting things off with Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, and Troy Ave, we give you New Orleans’ Kevin Gates. The Bread Winners Association MC is in high spirits after the release of his well-received By Any Means mixtape, and is set to drop his forthcoming album on Atlantic Records.

Check out Gates’ freshman profile [here].