My man, my mellow, Six Foot Eight Charlie Tate turns one year younger today. For those of you who don’t know him, one half of King Kooba, one huge Colossus, Charlie Tate has been known to hold down the bass guitar playing with the Big Cheese Allstars, ever so smoothly work the chisel shaping custom furniture for my living room and has been known to make about a 100 beats a day coining the phrase ‘beats department.’ Seriously, i send this dude an accapella in the morning and by 1pm, he’s in my office with a cd of 3 remixes all different styles. More impressive is his catalogue of releases, under two aliases check the King Kooba joints and the Colossus jawns as he began stalking the studio in 1995. From broken beat to hip hop and some straight up soul; the dude produces like a chameleon. So it’s today that we honor Charlie’s born day, representing Londontown and West Oakland alike, you deserve to CRUSH that hamburger, son!
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