Tafadzwa Zimoyo Entertainment Reporter
Music producer Timothy Thabani combining forces with fellow producer Maic Duaine to come up with the team calling themselves Major Beats League are the inaugural champions of the recently launched Battle of Beats.They faced off with producers and artistes from around Zimbabwe at the Italian Sports Club to walk away with prizes for outstanding performances at the event organised by Silver Rock Entertainment,
Maic Duaine was backing Timothy Thabani aka known as King Jintzu who walked away with a $50 prize money, a certificate and a recording deal to work with a big artiste, beating other 10 aspiring upcoming and renowned producers.
In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, the overall winner King Jintzu said was happy with the prize although it was a stiff competition.
“It was one of the toughest challenges in my career since some of the best talents in the game were also vying for the top accolade. But through hard work, we made it,” said King Jintzu.
He said the competition has opened doors for him.
“I am happy that I have taken part and won as it was also a platform to expose what producers have been making and a number of producers came through. Some of the guys we respect in the industry Malcom K, Real Beats And Zviro Beats were part of the competition. However, Maic Duaine, Phil J and myself arrived at the venue before time to avoid panic problems,” he said.
“As l noticed that there was so much competition from a friend (Zviro Beats) who was also taking part including Ronnie Tingz, I became nervous and thought I had no chance but I knew that since I have been making beats for the past months, my unique artistry would stand out,” he said.
The 25-year-old producer said he could not believe it when he was shortlisted.
“l had to put my faith in God when I was called to be in the second round. I dedicated that round to my mother who has been my pillar of strength since day one. I represented my church Faith Ministries well, not forgetting my boys L4HiMandi – a music group who always support me,” he said.
King Jintzu said he wishes to produce for Jah Prayzah, Amara Brown, Jnr Brown, Mudiwa and Mile.
“It would be my dream come true if one of those artistes works with me. I am a master of beats and it is just the lyrics that need to accompany the beats,” he said.
King Jintzu said his role model is Grammy award winner Brian Soko.