New York City emcee Pearl Gates released his latest project Diamond Mind EP and stopped by RIOC to speak on the past few years of his career and his organic growth as an artist. The EP includes production from Sirplus, KIC Beats, Khrysis, Twizzmatic, M. Stacks, and iRobot Scott. Guest features include Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Pav Bundy, Stricklin, Boldy James, Nikky Bourbon, Range Da Messenga, and more. Gates is also planning to release his full-length album, Live From The First, later in 2016. Purchase Diamond Mind EP here.