Tate‘s rugged, no-nonsense working class lyrics reflect the Chicago streets he originates from. Hot production from DJ JFX, Babu (Dilated Peoples), and LA‘s Discrete Merchants mostly suits Tate‘s rapid-fire rants. In particular, “Fast Food Rap” typifies this MC‘s distaste for commercial rap: “Jump up get down pump up the sound/Say fuck mainstream it‘s the underground.” With strong ties to both Common and LA‘s Beat Junkies, Tate will make his mark soon.