Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Baby Tate’s new music video features Justin Tranter and Luxx Noir London

Atlanta rapper/singer/actress and self-proclaimed “theater kid” Baby Tate snatches follicles in a dramatic lip sync competition for “Wig,” inspired by RuPaul’s hit series Drag Race

It’s an anthemic song from her newly released EP, Baby Tate Presents — Sexploration: The Musical.

Baby Tate dedicates the vignette to members of the trans, drag, and nonbinary communities. From there, she plays a judge alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Luxx Noir London, in an electric lip sync battle that includes spirited dancing, colorful wigs, and feisty competitors who aren’t afraid to snatch them.

The video aligns with the song’s mischievous lyrics and jumpy piano; the animated miming — and the judges’ reaction to it — creates an epic exhibition in camp. As imaginative as it is braggadocious, the video is a fitting visual manifestation of Baby Tate’s technicolor mind — a fertile ground where impulse and big ideas become the stuff of theater.

“Gimme your wig, wig, wig, wig,” she repeats over a thumping baseline. 

It’s just the latest example of the creativity that powers her latest project. 

Baby Tate | Photo: Jonathan Weiner

“Wig” follows the release of videos for “Grip,” “Luv Everybody,” “Lollipop,” and “Jersey,” these tracks that were infused with all the energy and attitude of Baby Tate herself. Those tracks were preceded by Baby Tate’s hit reimagining of “Hey Mickey.” Her original version, which first dropped in 2016 before going hyper-viral on TikTok earlier this year, has already amassed more than 100 million cumulative streams. She then followed it up with a remix featuring fellow rapper Saweetie. 

In celebration of the release, Baby Tate and friends made Sexploration: The Mocumentary. Each episode features exclusive clips with cast members, dancers, and creators who give their uncensored and unapologetic stories on what it’s like to work with the rising star.

Baby Tate Presents – Sexploration: The Musical cements her status as one of hip-hop’s most exciting pansexual artists. Catch Baby Tate on tour:

January 17, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

January 24, 2024 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

January 26, 2024 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

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