Kevin Gates Talks Suffering From Depression and Music Being Therapeutic

Kevin Gates admits he suffers from depression. His cure for his mood disorder- music.

The “Satellites” rapper spoke with DJ Reflex of Los Angeles Power 106 on the importance of recording music to battle depression.

“I just make music,” he said. “I have to make music. It’s a therapeutic to me. I suffer from severe cases of depression. That’s my only way to vent. That’s my only way release is through making music.”

Gates says his depression prevents him from sleeping.

“I really don’t get that much sleep,” he said. “It’s really hard for me to go to sleep. The only time I can recall I was truly happy was probably 2007. Other than that, I just work, work, work, work. Whenever I collapse, my team, they pick me back up and we go again. You battery gon shut down, but I got til I can’t go no more.”

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