Soul Train Awards 2022: Get To Know Atlanta Artist Baby Tate

The emcee gave a high-energy performance of her single ‘Do Better.’

Rising rapper, singer, and songwriter Baby Tate dazzled fans at the 2022 Soul Train Awards pre-show performance presented by Spotify and hosted by veteran musician Tank.

The Atlanta native initially caught buzz with a cover of Nicki Minaj’s 2019 “Megatron.” Several tracks later, including a women’s empowerment record that sparked a viral internal trend, eventually garnered her a record deal with actress, producer, and writer Issa Rae.

The pre-show also featured blazing performances and appearances by veteran r&b singer J. Holiday, breakout r&b group FLO, Vedo, and Soul Train Awards  nominee DIXSON. In honor of this year’s event, get to know more about this year’s performer, Baby Tate.

  • She comes from a musical family

    Born Tate Sequoya Farris, Baby Tate is the daughter of soul singer Dionne Farris, best known for being a member of the 90s alternative hip-hop collective, Arrested Development. Her father is musician/producer David Ryan Harris. Although it is reported that Harris was relatively absent, Tate’s mother always fully supported her child’s creative ambitions.

  • She sparked an online challenge

    Baby Tate released this self-love and women’s empowerment anthem in 2020 from her EP After the Rain, which features fellow rising emcee Flo Milli.

    The track quickly picked up on the short-form social media platform TikTok. Soon stars and fans were uploading videos of themselves rapping lyrics from the song.

    Notable bar: I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am rich, I am that b—ch/I am gonna go get that bag and I am not gonna take your s—t.

  • She’s signed to Issa Rae’s record label Raedio

    Roughly a year after garnering music listeners with her cover of Nicki Minaj’s smash 2019 stand-alone single “Megatron,” she announced she had signed a record deal with  Issa Rae under the Primetime Emmy-nominated actress and producer’s Raedio record label. Two of Tate’s songs were featured on the soundtrack for Issa’s critically acclaimed HBO series Insecure.

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