There is more than one artist with that name: 1. Nate was raised in South East London, UK , his love for the art form reigns pertinent. Nate is the middle child of five siblings whose love for emcing & Dj-ing have been with him from his teenage years. Growing up within his immediate household he listened to various musical genres until the age of 14 when his love for ?house & garage' grew immensely. Listening to pirate radio stations, Nate was influenced by artists such as Pay As You Go, Nasty Crew, Roll Deep, Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Durrty Goodz & Heartless Crew.
1. Nate was raised in South East London, UK , his love for the art form reigns pertinent. Nate is the middle child of five siblings whose love for emcing & Dj-ing have been with him from his teenage years. Growing up within his immediate household he listened to various musical genres until the age of 14 when his love for ?house & garage' grew immensely. Listening to pirate radio stations, Nate was influenced by artists such as Pay As You Go, Nasty Crew, Roll Deep, Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Durrty Goodz & Heartless Crew.
At the age of 16 Nate saved up his pocket money to invest in a pair of second hand belt drive decks. Perfecting his ability to use the decks & become a DJ, Nate would practice for many hours in his bedroom to advance his craft. He attended Dj-ing workshops in a Woolwich youth club known as Simba twice a week & experimented with hip-hop records working on timing, chopping & scratching.
Eventually Nate would then move forward to not only DJ-ing but also writing grime bars with double timing & experimenting with his flows over instrumentals. In time his immediate interest in grime music came to a stand still & his love for lyricism stood out through hip-hop.
Two years after, a hip-hop trio was formed with Nate & his two other emcees that happened to be close friends of his. The name of the group was known as ?Team Spirit', which stood for ?Together, Everyone, Achieves, More? & ?Spiritual, People, Initiate, Realms, Inside, Themselves?.
Experimenting with production on tracks, writing & free styling added to their skills as individual artists & as a collective. Over the years building a catalog of tracks & doing performances, Nate's interest & love for hip-hop grew & showed through the music made.With progression in mind Nate wanted to further his interests as an artist by collaborating, networking, & participating in open mic sessions across London. Nate attended a number of hip-hop events & through networking linked up with The People's Army, a group of emcees pushing a positive & political message.
As time went on Nate would feature on tracks with artists such as Bluey Robinson, Manic, English Frank, Mic Righteous, Lowkey, Logic, Mike GLC, Mohammmad Yahya, Non-Applicable, Cyclonious, Skriblah Dan Goth, Tenchoo The Assassin, Jai, KingPin, Jah Mirikle, Genesis Elijah, BigCakes, Lexi, Big Frizz, Dark Matter, Jalex, Raggo Zulu Rebel, JayJayBorn2Sing, Amy True, Tony As, Mr Kamara, Jimmy Jitsu, Sin-Seer, Reena, KayoSoul, Guiltz, Leddie & Smoggy, OneWish, Awate, Big Ben, SuperNova, EthNeezy, & Solomon just to name a few.
Progressively making tracks, having clear concepts & a passionate drive, he would eventually release his first mixtape, ?Life & Lyrics? followed by "Make it Happen" and "Wake Up".
Mixtapes are available for download at his official website, www.natemusic.co.uk
2. Natanael Mejia was born July 13th in Escuincla, Guatemala. He lived in the small town until six years old when his dad was killed by the guerrilla the day they were moving out of town because his dad defended the indigenous.
His three sisters and four brothers moved to the city, where Nate spent his adolescent years. When he turned 15, the young artist discovers music. His mother, with deep Christian faith did not approve her son's choice and votes against the life style of musicians. His sisters also banned his passion for music and his choice and determination to become a music star. Nate decides to move to Mexico with the intention to cross the border in US; but the young artist changed his plans and stays in Guerrero, Mexico for one year claiming he loved the people and the town. A year later Nate ask his brother to help him to cross the US border via Arizona and both arrived safe and sound.
Nate confesses that he that hits a rough patch when drugs enter his live and years later the artist opted for recovery and rehab. Now almost 8 years sober, Nate releases his first single ?Que sera de mi??, and advance of his first up and coming debut album ?Uno en un millon? (One in a million).
A compilation of clever stories about his life and relationships, ?Uno en un millon? promises to deliver and infectious combination of reggaeton, urban and Latin sounds in crafted tunes written by Nate and produced by Latin genius producer DJ Gus.