|Stage Name:||Choko-5K, 25K THE PLUG, DON KILOGRAMS, KILO|
|Real Name:||Lehlohonolo Molefe|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Record Producer|
Date Of Birth/Age:
|24 September 1994 (29 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa|
Lehlohonolo Molefe, also known as 25K or 25K The Plug, is a South African rapper and record producer. He is best known for his 2017 single “Culture Vulture,” which surfaced in early 2019. The song’s remix features AKA and Emtee. It was also remixed by Boity Thulo. His debut studio album, “Pheli Makaveli,” was released in July 2021 to critical acclaim.
Lehlohonolo Molefe was born on 24 September 1994. He celebrated his 29th birthday on September 24, 2023.
25K keeps a very private life. He does not talk about his romantic life. He has been spotted in videos with someone known to be his girlfriend. Her identity is unknown.
In March 2020, 25K teamed up with Maglera Doe Boy and DJ Sliqe to release the “Champion Music” EP. His debut album, “Pheli Makaveli,” was released in July 2021.
He revealed in an interview with Slikour that Zoocci Coke Dope was the genius behind the album. “I met Zoo at the time when Culture Vulture was starting to create waves in Pretoria, and I had just dropped the video. I played him the video, to which he replied that the song was his favourite and was the reason he’d hit me up. He then sent me a few beats, we had a studio session, and we knocked out one out the park, that same day.”
“One time he sent me a random text, out of nowhere, saying “‘Pheli Makaveli’ That’s the name of the project.” He said, “I got what he was saying because I reference 2Pac a lot in my music. He said this was a combination of me being from Pheli and being highly influenced by west coast hip hop- so that’s where the name came from.”
“I started doing my own research on Pac just to see what he went through. I wanted to know his whole philosophy and thinking. After that I was more comfortable with calling the project ‘Pheli Makaveli’. After that, every song we recorded, after putting a title to the project, just started making sense.”
The album featured some of SA Hip Hop’s most prominent artists, including Emtee, A-Reece, FLVME, Killa-X, and Maglera Doe Boy.
In October 2022, he collaborated with Maglera Doe Boy and DJ Sliqe on the “Champion Music 2” EP.
25K broke into the hip hop scene in 2019 after releasing his debut hit single, “Culture Vulture.” It gained him respect from industry peers and top artists, including AKA, who was later featured on the remix alongside Emtee. The song became one of the biggest songs of the year, and the remix won “Best Remix” at the 2019 South African Hip Hop Awards.
He spoke about dreaming about collaborating with big artists in an interview with Slikour, “Me being in high school and thinking I want to be on a song with Da Les, Cass, AKA, Riky was just me saying it, but I really believed it. It manifested into a real thing- some of these people are not even on my song, but these people get to know you. When you’re at a show, they actually recognize you. Since my entry into the game with my hit, Culture Vulture, I’ve met a lot of people. Sometimes I call on them to have a conversation. I’m talking like big dogs, big names.”
In 2021, 25k was nominated for several categories in the South African Hip Hop Awards, including “Album of the Year” for “Pheli Makaveli,” “Freshman Of The Year,” “Best Male,” “Best Collabo,” “Best Video” for “Hustler’s Prayer” and “Best Remix” for “018 Finest (Remix).”