Watch Tate Kobang's latest video, "Don't Need," from his "Since We're Here" mixtape.
At the end of last month, Tate Kobang dropped Lord of da Trenches, a surprise mixtape of freestyles and remixes. At the beginning of last month, he released his debut project on 300 Records, Since We're Here. Quite honestly, it's one of the best tapes of the year. Before he drops some more original tunes, the young Baltimore emcee has given a new video to the Since We're Here track "Don't Need," featuring Freeband TEST.
The video begins with a young man getting picked up in an abandoned area of town for his first test as an aspiring gang member. He sits in the backseat of a Benz, and the two crew leaders up front slap a bandana over his eyes before driving off. The track then begins, and the ensuing scene isn't as scary as one would expect -- though it definitely gets real, as Tate and his boys school their new pupil in the art of turning up. The song starts with the immediately catchy hook, and Tate is able to flow over the rest of the chilly trap production using the same tempo, dropping hook after hook.
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