The South Louisiana hip-hop scene is taking over Soul Kitchen for an evening of pounding rhythm and rhymes. Kevin Gates made himself known to the world through his work with Webbie and the iconic Lil Boosie. As a member of Young Money Entertainment, Chevy Woods’ career was given a helpful push from Lil Wayne. Currently, Gates is on tour in support of his latest album, “By Any Means.” Gates sets himself apart in the rap game with his unique style. Exhibiting a pure roughneck attitude honed by life experience, Gates mingles his verbal assault with sung verses that give his music a soulful R&B vibe.

Chevy Woods will bring homegrown verses from Pennsylvania to the Azalea City. Woods is one of the many excellent hip-hop acts on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang label. This master of mixtapes has been earning new fans with his latest single “30 Deep.” Woods accents his air-tight lyrical technique with a rolling wave of leaned-out beats.

Kevin Gates with special guest Chevy Woods
Date: Friday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St.,
Tickets: $17 in advance /$20 day-of-show at Soul Kitchen, their website, Mellow Mushroom (WeMo/MiMo) and by calling 1-866-468-7630