McTate is a spoken-word artist, guest lecturer and motivational speaker. Over the past 25 years he has had the opportunity to share his inspirational talents at such places as; The World Stage in Leimert Park, The Comedy Store on Sunset, Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, UCLA,  USC, and San Jose State University.

With a degree in Psychology from San Jose State University, McTate, is an educator and artist who's art tends to focus on our emotional intelligence. McTate is the host and founder of the long running First Thursday's Open Mic, held at the beautiful Euphrat Museum on De Anza College's campus. As an artist, McTate shares his thoughts and feelings in hopes of being an exemplary source of inspiration.