Luca Brasi 3 is the third installment of the Luca Brasi series by American rapper Kevin Gates. The mixtape serves as his second release of 2018, following Chained to the City, just four months prior, as well as his first full-length release since being released from prison. To promote the project, Gates was interviewed by Beats 1's Zane Lowe, stating that "This is my first time truly being free, I always had something over my head, I was always fighting the court case, I always had a warrant or something pending. This is my first time truly enjoying life. " He also stated that on Luca Brasi 3 that he mentions topics that he couldn't talk about on the first two installments.