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TATUM

TATUM

TATUM


There are at least two artists under this name: 1) TATUM is what you get when two young vocalists were rocking out in the front row at every possible gig they attended. Twins, Lelani and Leandi found their passion in writing their own music and lyrics and was desperately in need of a ROCK band. Drummer, Werner von Waltsleben(K.O.B.U.S) and guitarist, Christiaan Blom joined and TATUM was formed. The Cape town based group burst onto the scene after Read more on Last.fm
There are at least two artists under this name: 1) TATUM is what you get when two young vocalists were rocking out in the front row at every possible gig they attended. Twins, Lelani and Leandi found their passion in writing their own music and lyrics and was desperately in need of a ROCK band. Drummer, Werner von Waltsleben(K.O.B.U.S) and guitarist, Christiaan Blom joined and TATUM was formed. The Cape town based group burst onto the scene after they released their first track on the “Bellville Rock City” compilation album released by Rhythm Records. The label approached the band to record the track with acclaimed rock producer, Theo Crous and it did very well on numerous campus radio stations and was also play listed on 5fm.

Since the release they played in and around Cape town spreading their fresh take on female-fronted rock and roll! The group went back into the rehearsal room to start writing music that really captured them as musicians. They headed back into the studio once more with Theo Crous to start working on their first official EP which is to be released early 2012. The latest TATUM offerings are a perfect blend between modern rock-and-roll and pop and consists of tracks you can dance and rock out to at the same time while being captivated with strong melodic vocal lines, straight ahead rocking drums and memorable guitar hooks. TATUM is a breath of fresh air in the South African Music industry where they hope to create and sustain a dominant presence. 2) Mic'Heal Tatum better known as his stage name ( TATUM ) was born on February 21st. Tragedy struck him at the tender age of 3 as he literally watched his father killed in his front yard over a drug deal gone wrong.

However; it wasn’t until he was 10 years old that he was told the man was actually his biological father, and not his “uncle” as he had been previously told. His mother was also absent in most of his childhood, due to circumstances that were beyond anyone’s control. So without a mother or father, basically an orphan, Tatum was raised in and out of various foster homes. He was labeled a loser and a nothing, look down upon his whole childhood.

In spite all of these negative things in his life; he changed his way of thinking and way of living. In 1998, Tatum graduated from Petersburg High School. Growing up in Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area he was influenced by all types of music.

Music has always been in his blood. It has been an escape from reality for him. His drug of choice, you could say. What started out as a book of poems he started writing in the 2nd grade has turned into a testimony of his life.

His music is heart-felt and brutally honest. His rhymes tell a story of heartache, pain, and also overcoming trials and tribulations. Tatum joined the United States Army, following in the steps of his grandfather, step-father, and uncles. He has been to Germany, France and also did more than a few tours in Iraq.

Tragedy struck once again while in Iraq. He was not only stabbed in the side and shot twice, but also hit with an IED (improvised explosive device) Bomb. So he is definitely the living proof of A SURVIVOR! On September 1, 2000, Tatum married Denise Watkins (Denise Tatum) and they have three beautiful children: Mic’Kiya age 11,Mic’Kayja age 8, and MicKaKari age 6. He has also in recent years reconnected with his mother and father.

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