I am destined to be the greatest. I am so creative that everybody else hates it words from Bennie Tate that clearly define him as well as his music. He was born on the fourth of July in what has now become the 7th largest city in the United States San Antonio Texas. Within hip hop and rap music he is simply one of the city's top artists and currently holds down the number 1 spot for unsigned myspace artists and has held it down for nearly six months and counting. I think that unfortunately if myself and other artists were in other huge cities like Houston Los Angeles or New York the we would be signed by now. The difference is probably the cultures of entertainment that lye in these other huge cities. You have different record labels on every corner and unfortunately we don't have that here. It's on us as artists that come from here to change that around.
Bennie Tate released an underground mixtape last year titled Staoffmidic Volume 1 and just released another CD 22 Bars and Runnin where he rips through instrumentals only rapping 22 bars on all 22 tracks. He is currently working on several CD's. One titled The Most Interesting Man in the World and another titled BJT2998-The Story of Antonio San which he says will definatley be the most powerful and creative music that he has done to date. You can listen to a couple of his new tracks from The Most Interesting Man in the World album on his myspace page at www.myspace.com/benniejoe as well as indieartist.com by simply putting in Bennie Tate in the search engine.
So how did the college hoopstar truned rapper become whom he is today. In 2005 in a small town call Williamsburg KY where he attended school a friend of his overheard Mr. 2998 freestyling at a party and automatically invited him into the studio. After graduating in 2005 he moved back to San Antonio and in 2007 met a friend Henry Avilar or better known as Pappa Henny of PHP Productions and has not looked back since. He's opened up shows for Mimms Devin the Dude and has also teamed up with San Antonio heavy hitters Question and Kyle Lee. Currently hi has started his own company Cidimffoats Productions and still understands that even though he's come a long way there is still a long way to go. Ladies and gentlemen if you haven't heard of him stay tuned because this star in the making will be on the radio near you really soon.