Tave Getem has been a rapper-songwriter since 2007. Born Artavian Gilliam, on June 10, he is a native of Richmond, Virginia (RVA). His musical inspirations are NWA, Tupac, Scarface, T.I., Biggie and Jay-Z only to name a few. He saw these MC’s put words together to describe the joys and pains in their lives which inspired him to want to do that as well.
Tave Getem has performed his craft at many places such as, Josephine’s and Chit Chat in Atlanta, Ga, Infuzions, The Top, and Club 534 RVA.
The musical genres that have moved him to who he is today are soul music, jazz, rock and roll, heavy metal which adds more to the flavor of his style.
Having experienced opportunities with the judicial system, Tave Getem has overcome hardships.