Motebang Mokheleli (born May 29, 1993), professionally known as Carbon Casca or Carbon Beatz, is the Lesotho based record producer, rapper, mixing engineer, songwriter and entrepreneur. In 2014, Carbon gained national recognition within the Lesotho hip hop community after producing Boka's single "Jealousy" & Atomic Wolf's "Moraba-raba", which got a placement on the neighbouring country's radio station Lesedi FM. Later in 2014 he established his own independent record label "Carbon Beats Entertainment" where he released his first & second studio albums The Hornet 2 (October 2017) and Pleasure & Pain (June 2018) both on iTunes & Spotify.
Motebang J Mokheleli
May 29, 1993
Thabong, Maseru, Lesotho
Hip Hop, Trap, Drill, Pop, Reggae & R&B
Entrepreneur, Record producer, Rapper, Mixing And Mastering Engineer
FL Studio, Ableton Live, ProTools
CBE Records (Carbon Beats Entertainment Records)
Puseletso Seema, Boka, Atomic Wolf, Robocop, Lilaphalapha, L-Tore, Lil Koola, Randy Slic, Mkv Mkhonyovu, Young Black, Davonia, TaBBz, Leslie Carron, Abi Phansen, Kurşun and Many More.
Artists worked with excluding Signees (see CBE Records)
- Puseletso Seema
- Boka (Lesotho)
- Robocop (Lesotho)
- Nirex (Lesotho)
- L-Tore (Lesotho)
- Skebz D (Lesotho)
- Mofe Productions (PTY LTD)
- MKV (South Africa)
- Charlie (South Africa)
- Seth Singer (South Africa)
- Kurşun (Turkey)
- Koola (Botswana)
- Young Black (Botswana)
- Randy Slick (Botswana)
- MJD (Denmark)
- Abi (Denmark)
- Susan (Denmark)
- Meandi (Lithuania)
- Leslie Carron (Canada)
- DWS (USA)
- Davonia (USA)
- TaBBz (USA)
- Preezy (Taooana)
And Many More. . .
- 2015 Ultimate Music Awards Best Producer Nominee
- 2016 Ultimate Music Awards Best Compilation Nominee
Carbon Casca was born Motebang Mokheleli, May 29, 1993. Carbon started doing music back in 2009 with his high school friend (Bokang “Boka” Pitso) and two neighborhood friends (Atang “P.Jee”Ntoi) & (Molefeng “Dr Elliot” Moalosi) under a crew named Mic Droppers (Three other artists were Namane "Piddy J" 'Mabathoana, Ramafonase “Ram G” Serati & Neo “Alg3brah (Axo-Mind)” Ncheka. The come-up was harder because he had no mentor, inspired by Scott Storch & Dr. Dre he started creating beats from the ground using FL Studio DAW and recording companion’s vocals with windows sound recorder.
The development of his unique style with time got him closer to his dreams; later in 2012 Carbon broke from Mic Droppers and later formed his own record label in 2014 “Carbon Beats Entertainment” (CBE). Carbon first came relevancy in 2013 after releasing Producing two songs by his two former companions “White Paper Black Pen” by Boka and “Kill Em Dead “by Boka featuring Axo-mind. 2013 dropped out of college (Lerothothi Polytechnic) after 3 years in college, to pursue his dreams of being a record producer.
2014 – Present: Career beginnings
Early 2014, he worked with his signee “Atomic Wolf” on a song named “Morabaraba” (One of Basotho’s old games), the track’s positive feedback was marked as Casca’s true come up because it played almost on every local radio and even got on song competitions on Lesedi FM (In South Africa). Carbon’s unique production style fuelled his career from a no-body to everyone’s favourite Lesotho Hip-Hop producer. Later in 2014 he started his record label “CBE”.
The development of his unique style and utilization of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter got him more and more recognised both in Lesotho and internationally. The same year he released Boka’s three year Album (2013-2015), “No Conscience” which featured 3 hits that played over 2 years both on Radio and national TV (Punchlines Similes and Metaphors, Ts’enola and Nex).
In 2016 Carbon released his first mixtape “The Hornet 1” which featured both Local artists and international acts (Lesotho, USA and Denmark). The Unlocked and The Hornet mixtapes were both nominated at The Ultimate Music Awards. Carbon Casca later worked on an EP "Personal" by Seth Singer with featured South Africa's well known Artist Emteea nd his producer Ruff along with Botswana and South African Producers.
The same year worked on a Danish-Turkish single "Jouly" by MJD which had over 1 million views on YouTube. Later in 2017 Carbon Casca released yet another single that went viral with Robocop & Lilaphalapha (Lesotho’s well-known comedian) on a track named Lilaphalapha as to boost and hype his album "The Hornet 2"
2019 Carbon worked on two biggest projects in the country which were featured on two national newspapers. The first project is a collaboration single with Robocop featuring few Lesotho all star artists and the second is a collaboration EP by Taooana (Preezy) & Puseletso Seema (Mme Mpuse) where he produced all tracks.
Boka - No Conscience (Album, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 16-February-2015. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Monsier Gunjah - Lot’a Fire (Album, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 22-September-2015. Genre: Reggae)
Carbon Casca - The Hornet 1 (Mixtape, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 16-January-2016. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Boka x Carbon - Unlocked (Mixtape, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 22-July-2016. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Boka x Carbon - Unlocked 2 (Mixtape, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 9-March-2017. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Black Tash - Tao Tash EP, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 1-June-2017. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Carbon Casca - The Hornet 2 (Mixtape, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 1-October-2017. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Carbon Casca - Protect Your Privacy (EP, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 27-April-2018. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Carbon Casca - Lost It All (Mixtape, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 21-May-2018. Genre: Hip-Hop)
Carbon Casca - Pleasure & Pain (Studio Album, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 15 - June - 2018. Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B)
Carbon Casca - Loving You (Studio Album, Role: Produced all tracks. Released: 15 - March - 2019. Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B)