Rudi Claase was born on 11 January 1983 and grew up in Vereeniging with his parents and sister. He found that everything in Vereeniging was “taboo” and feels blessed to have known at a young age that music was going to be his forte.
He started playing piano by ear at the age of four. He says his family had two contrasting sides – one being extremely musical and the other, tone deaf which caused a friendly tug-of-war between the musical potential and lack thereof.
At the age of 13 his family moved to Vanderbijlpark, where he attended and matriculated at Transvalia High School. He always considered himself to be the “class clown” and was not very stimulated by the resources at hand. He had a wonderful music teacher, who was his escapology and if it wasn’t for her “hiding” him in her classroom and making excuses for him when he didn’t want to attend other classes, it would’ve hindered him from liberating himself from society and being