Atlanta multi-hyphenate Baby Tate bring us new hot mixtape ‘Mani/Pedi’ via Warner Records
The ambitious record, which boasts features from 2 Chainz, Kali, and Slim Wav, finds Baby Tate documenting the full spectrum of her relationships — including the one she has with herself.
At times, the rising rapper is navigating the blurred lines of love and sex, as she does so memorably on “What’s Love?” and “Sl*t Him Out Again.” Elsewhere, Baby Tate embraces her petty side. On “Pedi,” a Miami Bass-inspired track, for example, shows just how far she’s willing to go for revenge. “Somebody finna cry if it don’t go my way,” she raps.
Baby Tate’s main goal, however, remains empowering women and femmes as she does on the feel-good anthem, “Yasss Queen.” Her new single, “Ain’t No Love (featuring 2 Chainz),” is similarly inspiring as she enjoys a night at the club on her own terms. With nods to both Ciara and Usher, the upbeat track doubles as a love letter to Y2K/R&B. On Mani/Pedi, Baby Tate showcases her vocal chops like never before whilesharing her best characteristics and flaws with equal pride.
Baby Tate shares: “Mani/Pedi is more than just something you ask your nail tech for. It’s more than just R&B and Rap.” “To me, it’s a symbol of life. The yin & the yang, the good & the evil, the light & the dark. With this project, I hope to shed a light on the importance of duality and finding the balance within us all.”
When Baby Tate isn’t living in her own technicolor universe, she’s collaborating with her contemporaries like LAYA on the genre-bending “Sailor Moon 2.0” and JID on the 21 Savage-assisted “Surround Sound.” It’s no wonder Rolling Stone wrote that she “manifested herself to success.”
Known for her lyrical prowess and buzz-worthy bars, Baby Tate lets loose a ferocious and fiery freestyle at the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 4 on BET. Now with Mani/Pedi, Baby Tate cements her status as one of Atlanta’s hottest new stars with the kind of songs that can make you dance, fall in love, and feel seen—often all at the same time.
2. Aint No Love ft. 2 Chainz
3. Do Better
5. Slut Him Out Again ft. Kali
9. What’s Love
10. Dancing Queen
12. Yasss Queen
14. I Do ft. SlimWav