At the tender age of 16, Nate started playing his Bass Guitar, he went on to work
with the popular 70’s group R.A.M.P. centered around onetime Spinners utility player
John Manuel (drums) and Landy Shores (guitar), Saturday Night Special -- presumably
named after Norman Connors' Reggie Lucas-written song of the same name -- played
in and around its hometown of Cincinnati during 1975 and 1976, along with Nate White
(bassist), Sibel Thrasher and Sharon Salter (vocals) bases live sets on reimagined
versions of R&B hits that leaned toward sophisticated funk. RAMP’s remake of "Everybody
Loves the Sunshine", has been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists including 'Queen
Of Hip-Hop Soul', Mary J. Blige's multi-platinum, "My Life", "Wake Up (Reprise in
the Sunshine)" by hip hop group, Brand Nubian, as well as "Amerykahn Promise", spun
by Erykah Badu straight over RAMP’s obscure seventies funk track "American Promise."
"Daylight", RAMP's most noted song is due to the sampling by A Tribe Called Quest
for their mega hit 'Bonita Applebum', also appears on the high-selling video game
Grand Theft Auto 4.
"Everybody Loves the Sunshine", "American Promise", and the acclaimed "Daylight"
appeared on 1977's Come into Knowledge, an album which was recorded by RAMP, (sometimes
known as Roy Ayers Musical Productions.)
The National Tour Dates and Billboard success has surely paid off. Mr. White, the
producer, arranger, writer, and performer has opened up for: Kool & The Gang, Roy
Ayers, and Grover Washington with his group "RAMP." Nate has also performed with
many artist such as Michael Henderson, George Johnson of "The Brothers Johnson",
Reggie & Vincent Calloway, and the Jazz Quartet "Gratitude". Nate’s current release
titled "That’s The Way It Is", is surely a MUST HAVE for all music lover’s around
the world. Nate is also planning a tour to follow.