Hailing from east London, Leytonstone, Bate Nate Hussein is at the tender age of 22, already a seasoned artist.
Having had 4 mix-tapes and 2 albums previously released and his videos played on Channel AKA/ Channel U, Westwood TV, YouTube and more, he is now due for release of his latest album “From the Dark...Came light”
His video for the track “Why” spent 7 months in the top 25 on Channel U’s playlist and received over 40,000 hits!
He appeared on Tim Westwood’s show on BBC1Xtra, on Touch FM with DJ Elski, he hosted the channel AKA chart show and made numerous guest appearances including featured tracks with ADL (Above Da Law),Jookie Mundo, Fumin’ and MashTown. He shifted 12,000 units of the 09 mix-tape “Book 1” and his upcoming release is being eagerly anticipated. He first caught Ruthless Recordz attention when they distributed the Bate Nate Hussein & AboveDaLaw album “ADL & his Bitch”. The record flew off the shelves (2000 units in the first weeks, 8000 in the first months) and is still available both in the shops and online.
It was the fastest selling east London rap collective in 2008
Due to the success of Bate Nate/ADL album, Ruthless Recordz opted to continue distributing Bate Nate Hussein and so: his new album is due July 12th 2010.
But things weren’t always looking this bright for Nate.
He’s been incarcerated in prison 4 times, first time at the young age of 15! More hard time was to follow: 2 additional remands and 1 sentence + just for good measure: an ASBO as well!
How do you keep your head up during hardship like that?
“I try to put my negative experiences to positive use and share it with others. I make my music for the underdog, for the rebels, the ones society has given up on. That’s where I’m coming from and I’m trying to move forward and inspire others to do the same” says Nate
“I write about what I know, my reality, about depth, pain, happiness, sorrow, love and hate”
Bate Nate Hussein is a remarkable artist with an insight which far exceeds his years and he’s not afraid to speak his mind if he deems it necessary. He singlehandedly took on the BNP on one of his tracks, which saw him blacklisted by the BNP, something he counts as a positive result. He is involved with the charity organisation “Change”, which helps urban youths in trouble, something Bate Nate Hussein has an extensive knowledge about.
Bate Nate Hussein is here to stay and has promised to keep writing songs that are relative to his inner city audience as well as delivering those dance floor friendly club bangers.