Scuba (born as Steven Corey Tate on November 28, 1991) was raised as an only child by his mother and grandmother in the suburbs of Richmond, VA where he still resides today.
Scuba discovered his gift of writing when he was given an assignment in 3rd grade to write about his favorite hobby. He decided to write a poem about skateboarding. His teacher thought it was so well written that she sent it to publishers and it was nationally published and can be found in stores and liabraries today. It was that moment that he knew what he was born to do and hasn’t stopped writing since. At that early of an age he also had a true respect and understanding of hip hop and began to mimic every sound he heard involving that genre and had a pen and pad in his hand almost every waking moment writing to beats in his head. Being influenced by artists like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Charles Hamilton, Nas, and Eminem, he understands the importance of true artistry and keeping the music you make true to yourself.
Scuba’s mother is a huge Adam Sandler fan and took him to the theaters to see “Big Daddy” in 1999 where he quickly became fascinated with “Scuba Steve”. The nickname has stuck with him ever since.
He has performed in many different eyes of music fans in general including opening for local popular rock bands, other hip hop artists and recently performed at Webster Hall in NYC in the Coast2Coast Industry Mixer. Even “non-hip hop” fans quickly become Scuba fans after first listen. He was also featured on a walkout track for UFC fighter Josh “The Hammer” Burns, called “Bring The Hammer down” in the spring of this year.
Currently, Scuba is working on his 3rd Project “Visionary Express”, which in his words is “going to blow away anything he’s done yet”. Soon to drop some time late fall of this year. Until then, staying focused and working hard to expose his music, his passion and his mind “taking ears for hostage” across the globe one new fan at a time.
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