Kevin Gates is about to be a free man once again. TMZ is reporting that the 31-year-old hip-hop artist will be getting out on parole Wednesday, January 10, per Lindsey Hess of the Illinois Department of Correction.

Gates served nine months in a Cook Country prison due to an outstanding weapons-related charge. He was previously incarcerated in Florida after kicking a woman in the chest at one of his shows.

While being on parole, the musician will be under mandatory supervision, and he will not be allowed to possess a firearm.

Back in September, Gates sent a letter from prison and dropped a video for "What If."

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