Even though Kevin Gates is a free man right now, he hasn't been able to leave the state of Illinois yet due to a strict travel ban that was put on him. So as a result, he hasn't been able to see his family and it’s messing with his paper as he’s been forced to cancel a ton of his shows as well. Trying to move on from it though, Gates has been teasing new music on his Instagram page over the past few days, alluding to a new project possibly being on the way, and it turns out the assumption was right. With the clock striking midnight on Wednesday, Gates decided to surprise fans with a new EP called Chained to The City.

Laced with only 3 songs, the follow up to last year’s By Any Means 2 contains tracks like “Change Lanes,” “Vouch,” & “Let It Sing,” which all address his recent incarceration & current no-travel ban despite being a "free man.” It serves as first official release since getting out of jail back in January.

Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the project for free thanks to the good folks at Spotify. Take a listen and let us know what you think.