25K drops his new single ‘Pheli Makaveli’ (Intro)

June 11, 2021

After announcing his signing with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, Culture Vulture hitmaker, 25K, drops his new single Pheli Makaveli (Intro) on all digital platforms, and launches the pre-order for his debut album ‘Pheli Makaveli’.

About his signing, A&R Manager, Lutendo Kungoane ‘Sliqe’, commented, “25K is a great addition to the Hip Hop roster at Sony Music. He brings hope, edge, community, truth and love to the stable. This is his debut album and I’m glad we’re on his side and a part of his history. Hip hop has evolved over the years and we’re all getting a front seat to the Pheli Makaveli show. South Africans all over the country will grow to love the raw, floetic, story telling Trap Star, 25K.”

When asked how he feels about joining the Sony Music family, 25K said, “After months of teasing my debut album, ‘Pheli Makaveli’ curated by Zoocci Coke Dope, I am excited to announce my partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. It’s always good

25K, whose real name is Lehlohonolo Molefe, was born in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria. He began his rap journey from an early age when he entered a talent show in Grade 10 rapping to DJ Khaled’s ‘I’m On One’ instrumental. He has been seen as the voice of the youth in the township since high school. After matriculating, he was unsure of his career path and began to do small jobs to assist his single mother. To avoid the pressures of partaking in illegal activities, he decided to focus his energy on music and entertainment. 


25K broke onto the scene as a finalist for Homecoming Events’ “Artist On The Rise” talent search in 2017 where he shared a stage with artists from all over the continent and the world such as Sho Madjozi, TKZee and Harrison Crump. He also gained local popularity after freestyling at the GalxBoyFreestyle Fridays that happened at the GalxboyStore in Pretoria.

In 2019 25K broke onto the scene with his hit single Culture Vulture. The song was inspired by the lack of originality in local hip hop. It played on the fact that anyone who would copy what he does – either the song or his sound in general – would also be seen as a culture vulture. Culture Vulture got the attention of artists like DJ Maphorisa, Cassper Nyovest and AKA who decided to feature on the remix alongside Emtee. AKA also decided to add the talented rapper to the lineup of his monumental Orchestra on the Square. The song went on to win Best Remix at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

His debut album ‘Pheli Makaveli’ is dropping at the end of July. Before that fans will be treated to two more singles – Hustler’s Prayer and Trap Jumpin’.

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