Who is Yung Baby Tate? Grammy nominee, 25, to make big TV debut on 'LHHATL'
It might seem like Yung Baby Tate suddenly came under spotlight out of the blue with her popular 'I Am' track, but that's far from the truth
If you recently came across TikToks and Instagram reels of women chanting, "I am healthy, I am wealthy. I am rich, I am that b*tch. I am gonna go get that bag, and I am not gonna take your sh*t. I am protected, well-respected. I’m a queen, I’m a dream. I do what I wanna do, and I’m who I wanna be ‘cause I am me," then you can give all the credits to Yung Baby Tate.
The young artist from Georgia is taking the world by storm with her catchy and empowering track 'I Am' while trying to carve a space for herself in the music industry. As the 25-year-old is all set to make her big debut on the upcoming Season 10 of 'LHHATL', we wanted to know more about her. If you too are curious about the newest addition to the star-studded 'LHHATL' cast, then read on.
Who is Yung Baby Tate?
Tate Sequoya Farris aka Yung Baby Tate is a singer-rapper, songwriter and record producer. Born to two talented musicians — soul singer Dionne Farris (of 'Arrested Development' fame) and musician/ producer David Ryan Harris — it was only natural for Tate too to turn to music from a very early age. Although she had limited contact with her father, her Grammy-winning mother always firmly supported Tate's interest in music.
The Atlanta native attended DeKalb School of Arts. Tate is multi-talented when it comes to her skills. She can not only rap and sing but can also play the piano. She has also acted in a theater ensemble and even took beat-making lessons before going away to college. She soon left the college to pursue her dreams to become a full-time artist, as reported by Okayplayer.
It might seem like Tate suddenly came out of the blue with her popular 'I Am' track, but that's far from true. The Atlanta native has been creating and releasing EPs and singles since the mid-2010s before she released her full-length debut with the self-released 'Girls' in 2019. In 2015, she self-released an R&B EP titled 'ROYGBIV', which made everyone take notice of her. She followed it up with Xmas EP in 2016. She topped it up with her 2018 project 'Boys' that showed off her impressive rapping skills. It was her 2019 album 'Girls' that put Tate on the map.
She continued to enjoy growing popularity and success after appearing on Dreamville's 'Revenge of the Dreamers III' track, which went on to become platinum-certified and nominated for that year's Grammy for Best Rap Album. She also managed to get signed on to Issa Rae's Raedio Label and released her first EP through the label called 'After the Rain' in 2020.
In an interview with Revolt TV, Tate revealed why she decided to sign on to Issa's label after being independent for so long. She explained, "I was talking to Issa yesterday about some other opportunities. Part of the reason why I decided to sign with Raedio — not only because Issa’s amazing — they understood the depth of the things I wanted to do. It’s not, “Oh, I just want to rap. I just want to be a rapper. Oh, I just want to be a singer.” I want to be a rapper, a singer, a writer, I want to act. I want to do so many things, they’ve really allowed me the opportunity to do that. It was really a blessing. I’ve been in awe and grateful I’ve been able to maintain my independence because I’m in a partnership with them. All of the things we’re doing right now, it’s all independent. It feels really good to say."
You can soon watch Tate in the upcoming season of 'LHHATL'. While promoting the show on her Instagram, the singer wrote, "Wow mama I’m bout to be on TV! @loveandhiphop Atlanta season 10 premieres July 5th 8/7c and u don’t wanna miss it!" We can't wait to see Tate on the hit reality show and how she uses it to further catapult her blooming career. Who knows, she might become the next Cardi B to come out of the popular reality franchise.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Season 10 is all set to premiere on Monday, July 5, at 8/7c on VH1.