Kevin Gates, Super General: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Super General is the song released by Kevin Gates on June 9th: a long freestyle that tells a lto about his private life, his break up with his wife Dreka and all the things that have been said about both on social networks. It’s a long and painful song, and people is analysing the lyrics since the moment the video was out, trying to understand the rapper’s point of view, the meaning and the message he wants to send. In this article we will give an interpretation of the song.

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Kevin Gates, Super General: the meaning of the lyrics

Since the exact moment the song was released, people on social network realized that Dreka and Kevin Gates broke up. The general belief is that the reason is that he cheated, and since a part of the lyrics in Super General seem to confirm it, fans went furious on Kevin, supporting Dreka’s side.

Cold-hearted woodland hills, stuffin’ that d*** and bundle up Brittany
We had a real infatuation for one another, but no commitment

But Kevin Gates’ new song tries to bring a different perspective in all it. A point of view that describes his tough time in prison, the way media created their own version of the story without checking proof and all the efforts he made to fight the wrong lifestyle he was living and be a better man. The struggle is still present, and he admits he uses alcohol to mitigate the pain.

Treated unfair when I went to prison, but I’m prepared to speak on the issue

Media painted a narrative to all of the fans, a lot of the facts was missin’

They was all happy when I was on drugs, but I sobered up, I’m payin’ attention

Got on that Adderall, in the gym three times a day, how I got skinny
Got on that alcohol, it kinda help me block out all my symptoms

He also reveals one important aspect: the things he said in previous songs and publicly, like in the song Dreka he released in 2020, were lies. Things he made up on purpose in order to take the guilt upon him and protect her public image.

Took the blame in interviews and made it look like I was trippin’
Made the “Dreka” song, lied to the world while tryna protect her image

The lyrics of the song are very long and not easy to delve into, but it looks clear that the rapper’s point of view has been kept more hidden and the opinion that people made about it is based on a partial knowledge. It also appears clear that many of Kevin Gates’ friends were warning him about the destiny of the relationship with Dreka. She hurt him, she left him and at some point she even came back to him, when he was already struggling to move on. Even though it’s not always clear who Kevin Gates refers to: there is a “she” and a “you” and it’s not always clear who is who.

Poured my heart out, I may fly again, you hurt me, I’m out the picture

Tell me you love me, I say it back, back in my mind, I’m indifferent

Below you can find the complete lyrics of the song, so you have the chance to go deeper and find your own interpretation.

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The complete lyrics

Well, we could be superstars 
(I gotta get this off my chest, you heard me?)
We been rather wreckin’ cars 
I forgive you for anything you do, but, b****, if you tell on a n***a
What is at stakes for us? (I love y’all)
Kickin’ off power mirrors
You tore up out here, f**k you, yeah
Yeah, we could be superstars (But y’all don’t appreciate my presence, for real)
But I’m pretty sure our time is up
Ayy, when I put it on you lil’ partner, I should’ve spit on it when I finished, ya heard me?
And so we fell off the spinning tops
Don’t know, maybe for trial 
Retarded, pussy lil’ b***

If you my n***a, then I’m yo’ killer, nobody gon’ play with you when I’m with you
Yeah, I ain’t gon’ lie, since you left my side, got more security with you
You my lil’ son, yo’ neighborhood gated, my estate if you don’t remember
Slept on the floor and shared the space where I laid down to play with my children
And all of them bands, I’m playin’ with millions, but I can’t lie and say, “I don’t miss you”
You’re knowin’ the I’m Him album flopped, deep down inside got major resentment
Treated unfair when I went to prison, but I’m prepared to speak on the issue
Unresolved at family dinners, passin’ it from past experience
Media painted a narrative to all of the fans, a lot of the facts was missin’
Jay and Lee Lucas came to my aid when I got remanded, went back to prison
How do you explain when you and your spouse engaged in illegitimate businesses?
They was all happy when I was on drugs, but I sobered up, I’m payin’ attention
S**t on my name gave me a blemish, her mother done turned my lil’ ones against me
Bought her a truck when I was away and can’t explain the way I’m feelin’
Her and her son jumped my new wife and took her purse and won’t admit it
Personal trainer invaded my personal place, deep down inside it killed me
Her and this n***a that’s scheme me on some cake deep down inside to kill me

Criticize when I was fat, I developed some insecurities
Got on that Adderall, in the gym three times a day, how I got skinny
Got on that alcohol, it kinda help me block out all my symptoms
Nobody notice it when I’m sufferin’, playin’ perfect while on Insta’
Tried to tell the world what I’m jugglin’, left subliminals on Twitter
Bito tried to tell me, “Just focus,” hold it together, but I’m sippin’ this
Brother lied to Moneybagg Yo, that’s still my brother, but we just distant
Always love when he be shinin’, remind me of Mazi when he glistenin’
And Boo Dirty kept it player, we fell out, and he forgive me
Curb Boy tried to warn me, swear to God, wish I done listened
Jeff Perry, you know I’m sorry, you know I love you, I should’ve listened
Took the lick, made me feel guilty, I went back and tried to fix it
Still was playin’ on my lil’ temper tryna manipulate my mentals

I’m in the 70805 where I post up in the trenches
Stole a tank, DM’d [?] and told ’em, “Don’t let nobody kill me”
Cold-hearted woodland hills, stuffin’ that d*** and bundle up Brittany
We had a real infatuation for one another, but no commitment
She know I was turned up with the Cartel and wasn’t agreein’ with how I was livin’
So she went, made the safer choice and had a baby with her new n***a
Now she say she made a mistake, deep down, her heart wasn’t really in it
We was laid up, I ain’t answer when the hitter lost the shipment
Poured my heart out, I may fly again, you hurt me, I’m out the picture
Stressin’ ’bout me during yo’ pregnancy, your baby now resemble me

Went home to sleep, deep down, there’s tension when you knowin’ that somethin’ missin’
Suck it up, put all my energy back in Islah and lil’ Killa
Took the blame in interviews and made it look like I was trippin’
Made the “Dreka” song, lied to the world while tryna protect her image
Tell me you love me, I say it back, back in my mind, I’m indifferent
Brought this infiltrator to the farm, hurt my heart, what am I missin’?
You a man, step out the bedroom, see that standin’ in yo’ kitchen
Takin’ vids of all yo’ cars and lettin’ it go to postin’ pictures
Told ’em that I don’t wanna interfere with her fitness, b***, I’m different

I’m romantically involved in Virginia, me and Renni
Took a Shahada, became Muslim, all of the men was in attendance
Ashadu a la illaha il-allah, I’m Muslim, I bear witness
Out my mind, ain’t mean to waste your time, but I’m still on my grizzley
That other guy can you make you happy ’cause he could give what I couldn’t give you
Rubi Rose, I can’t wait to have your feet facing my ceilin’
With my tongue deep in yo’ a_ while I kiss all on yo’ kitty
Put that d*** deep in yo’ back and make you c*m all on this missile
Put yo’ hands behind yo’ back and smack yo’ a_, I’m in yo’ kidneys
Ain’t no disrespect to Jigga, met through Nipsey, that’s my n***a

Don’t know if they into swingin’, Beyoncé need to let me hit her
Make her piss all on this d***, respectfully, her body shiver
I want Nicki, she need Kevin, she still playin’ around with Kenneth
Only one to shout me out was Ben 10 and Fredrick Givens
Everybody that come around, take my style and try to steal it
Knowin’ that I make Mozzy smile, I don’t bite down, I’m rockin’ glitter
Neighborhood, you pay two-fifty, they put switches on yo’ glizzy

Free Lil Mae, free B Stupid, Dump Truck, and free B [?]
Free my Luccii and [?] and CorMill
Told ’em, “Dolph ain’t never dead, I’m in the booth, he right here with me”
Disrespect me, I’ma dive off in yo’ dentures like yo’ dentist
Sometimes, I feel like Kodak Black, I go to callin’ on my spirits
Then I jump out in all-black, my feathers in, I’m representin’
I don’t do no ultimatums, I done grew into my visions
I am God in the flesh and I’m above yo’ intuitions
I go hard ’bout myself, and I don’t need no supervision
He**in flow, I make control, and I got power like I’m 50

What you want me to say?
‘Cause I really, I don’t wanna talk deep, you heard me?
You know it’s sound
(Switch like a pussy lil’ b***)
If I offended anybody
Please forgive me, I’m so not sorry
You want smoke, just keep it between me and you, it’ll get there pronto, you heard me?
They say it’s smoke in the air, but hardly keep it there
(Above whatever) You heard me?
(We honor those who honor the truth)
And you switched like a p***y, lil’ b***