Norm T
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Norm T

Arlington, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Arlington, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Hip Hop Hip Hop




"Live From The Block"

Live From The Block
by Aaron Cortez (

How did you get started?
They call me Norm T (Norman Tate). I was born on the Eastside of Fort Worth TX
and raised on the Southside of Arlington, TX. I've been in the music industry for about 8 years
now, beginning with the local Arling ton group TexXxas Made ( NormT, Kell Kartell, BHamp, Shasta, J Coop, JT)
with the hit song entitled "Two Piece" which was featured on the Agg Town Fight Tape 2.

For anyone who hasn't heard your music, what can they expect to hear?
New Texas! I am TexXxas Made to heart, so I try to stick to my roots. I like my music "Slow, Loud and Bangin' when I'm swangin".

You're known for both producing and rapping.
I started rapping/writing when I was young after being influenced by Fort Worth legend Twisted Black. I began to produce
my own music in high school as a way to save money.

Tell us about Swang N Bang Music.
Swang N bang Music (Kell Kartell, Showtym, Yung Mel, S. Whit) was created in 2011 by me and DJ Swang and Bang.
We like to call ourselves the "New Swisha House" simply because we have reincarnated the original Texas sound. Don't believe me? Check out our music.

What are your current projects?
Swang N Bang Music is set to release our debut online album entitled "Four Brothers" Summer 2014 hosted by ESG. I'm looking for new artist to work with everyday, trying to evolve my sound in every way possible. - Block 2 Block Magazine

"HNHH premieres Dorrough Music's new single, "Beat Up The Block," featuring Lil Boosie."

HNHH premieres Dorrough Music's new single, "Beat Up The Block," featuring Lil Boosie.
Dorrough Music is currently prepping his next album, TexaFornia, and today we have the privilege of premiering the first single from it. "Beat Up The Block" features Lil Boosie, was produced by Digital University (Q Smith & Norm T), and is just the sort of Down South banger we've come to expect from Dorrough.

Saying that he comes from "the land of the trill," Dorrough opens up the song with two minutes of braggadocious rapping that reps the Lone Star State hard. Boosie comes on for a furious final verse, daring us to get on his "last nerve" and capping off a run of very successful guest appearances this year.

Stay tuned for more drops from TexaFornia.

Quotable Lyrics:

Sooner or later you probably will realize that I am the one who is hot
Most of these niggas are phony and if you don't know it yet I am the one who is not
Say what you wanna say, do what you wanna do, I'ma do me while I get to this guap
Matter fact, soon as I pull out the lot, I'ma speed off and go beat up the block

- Dorrough -


  • SBMG - "Nominated" - 05/2012
  • Norm T - "Outside of Norm" - 01/2013
  • Norm T - "Norm T on the Beat Again Vol. 1" - 05/2013
  • SBMG - "Nominated vol. 2" - 11/2013
  • SBMG - "4our Bros" - 04/2014



Norman (Norm-T) Tate was born June 19, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up humbled by the amount of attention he would receive as a child. Whether it was his impressive rap skills, natural dancing ability or witty humor; family and friends were always amazed by his many talents. At the age of seven, Norm-T knew he had the heart to be an entertainer but it wasn’t until he met legendary Fort Worth rapper Tommy (Twisted Black) Burns that he began to inquire about the music industry and what it had to offer. “I never really looked at myself as a rapper until I met Twisted Black and saw the impact he had on the city; I instantly became a fan.”

While attending Prairie View A&M University in 2006, Norm-T’s cousin Quinston (Q. Smith) Smith, who was a well-known Dallas, TX producer, introduced him to Dallas, Tx rapper Dorrough Music. During many long nights in Q. Smith’s dorm room, Norm-T witnessed Dorrough write hit singles such as “Walk That Walk” and the infamous “Ice Cream Paint Job.” Now a member of Prime Time Click, Norm-T began to travel the nation with Dorrough as a “hype-man”. “We performed everywhere; from the hole in the wall clubs, to BET’s 106th & Park and BET Awards”. Norm-T was also featured in almost every Dorrough music video as the “dancing hype-man”. After a few years of touring, Norm-T wanted to be known for more than hyping the crowd. “I wanted my own identity.” 

During his own path to success, Norm-T released his own mixtapes under Prime Time Click. His first two solo projects “Showcazin’ Skillz” and “Time 2 Go to Work” gained the respect of his peers as he managed to separate himself from a hype-man, to a respected rap artist. In November of 2011, Norm-T decided it was time to reinvent himself, opposite of  the Dallas-Boogie sound he’d become accustomed to. So, he started an independent label called “Swang and Bang Music.” With help of business partner, Donald (DJ Swang N Bang) Edwards and artists’ Bronsha (Showtym) Brandon, Melvin (Yung Mel) Richson and Kelldrick (HellKell Kartell) Thompson, Norm-T began to recreate the Texas sound that he admired as a teenager. Studying legendary Texas record labels like “Swisha House”, Norm-T has executive produced over 20 mixtapes, singles and videos on the worldwide web.

Since his last executive produced project entitled “4our Bros” hosted by ESG of the legendary Screwed Up Click, Norman (Norm-T) Tate has produced hits like Dorrough’s “Beat Up The Block feat. Boosie.” He also has been on the road, spreading the word about Swang and Bang Music. “I try to take my SBMG family everywhere now because I remember a time when I wanted to travel and have the opportunity to meet new people.”  When he’s not on the road, he’s in the studio working with Q. Smith and Digital University. For updates on Norm-T, please visit and follow @yanigganormt and @wenewtexas on twitter.

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