Ronell "Big Gates" Levatte
The brother of: Plies
Street Cred: Ever since 2008—when HipHopDX ran a story about how Plies had been lying about his criminal past—people have claimed that he raps about the life his big brother lived. In 1999, Big Gates began serving an eight-year drug charge, only to be released in 2002. And after an altercation at a nightclub in '06 in which five people were shot, Gates was hit with six counts of attempted first-degree murder. Gates entered prison again and was released in April 2009. Currently, Gates (Along with Plies) is being sued for $10 million in a civil suit filed by the victims of the shooting. Hmmmm...maybe Rick Ross ain't the only Florida rapper who scribbled on his notepad and created his life.
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