Without music, life would be a mistake. – TBeatz
Born in the belly of Pretoria, Tebogo Leshabane a.k.a TBeatz was baptized with the waters of music at the tender age of 14, when he became the drummer of an upcoming rock band called Lucid which was formed with high school friends.
He later strayed away, finding refuge in the circles of Hiphop and decided to enthusiastically pursue music production at the tender age of 16. This led to the formation of a 6 member crew named the Precautioners, who encompassed hip hop by using sped up jazz and soul samples with vicarious flows maintained with thought provoking lyrics.
The dissolving of Precautioners resulted in TBeatz rolling solo and crafting his art by spending long hours uncovering the unwritten secrets of music production with the inspiring help of music connoisseurs such as Hugh Masekela, Lonnie Liston Smith, Incognito, Queen, Phillip Glass, The Purist, RJD2, TKzee, Blue 6, John Williams, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, Kanye West, The Neptunes, John Brion……the list is endless.
From a young age TBeatz was destined to follow the path of the Arts with a keen eye on the classics, a recent graduate of Wits University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and held the leadership position as head of Media and advertising for a society called Dance@wits. He has a passion for Sports and media specifically new media. TBeatz is currently working for SuperSport as a content controller and handles a variety of sports such as rugby, golf, cricket, etc. On the musical front Tbeatz is currently attending Shine music academy in piano to further his knowledge in music theory.
While showing his cousin Neo De Jenero how to produce, a spark was started which would be the birth of Jenerik Soulz, and the rest in history. He is now moving steadily with the wheels of Jenerik Soulz: now a trio with the addition of Dionne Song in 2008. But throughout his journey he has grown with the melody of life in his heart through music. He lives with the words of Friedrich Nietzsche who stated that, “Without music, life would be a mistake.”