Baton Rouge's Kevin Gates has been one of 2013's newest faces in the Internet hype cycle, earning praise for a sound that's been reminscent of Lil Wayne's thickest, syrup-induced hazes as well as the gravelly drawl of Juvenile. On his latest release, Stranger Than Fiction, Gates continues to build upon the momentum he's created this year by putting out a record that's equal parts haunted and haunting thanks to its blend of confessional-booth lyricism, and Gates' own shadowy, imposing presence. Don't be surprised to see "4:30 AM" on plenty of year-end lists for best song of 2013. Stream the whole album on LiveMixtapes now.