Atteridgeville born rapper, 25K ‘The Plug’ is getting more popularity through his album ‘Pheli Makaveli’ which is arguably the most anticipated hip hop release of 2021. The album has seen itself being advertised in a Billboard in Atteridgeville. Following the release of his album, the start stated that ‘Pheli Makaveli’ tells the gripping tale of a young husler on the come-up. “The project is about my upbringing, my story, and my journey before the music and when I fell in love with the music.”
“It sums up a bit of everything about me from back when I was in the streets, hustling when I used to stand on the corner, hoping to make a little sale.” According to the star, the story, motivation and encouragement of Pheli Makaveli started with him meeting Zoocci Coke Dope, who produced and curated his project.
“I met Zoocci when I had just shot the ‘Culture Vulture’ video. He told me it’s one of his favourite songs and that’s why he hit me up for a studio session. We knocked a beat out immediately, and after a few sessions with him, he said that I should release the songs we’re recording as an album.”
Zoocci did not only produce and curate his album project but he also gave 25K a suggestion of naming his album ‘Pheli Makaveli.: “Zoocci sent me a random text saying I should name the album ‘Pheli Makaveli’ because I’m from Pheli and influenced a lot by 2Pac and the West Coast. Every song we recorded after we put a title to the project, started making sense.”Pheli Makaveli opening starts with the now popular intro ‘Pheli Makaveli (Intro)’ that encompasses the rapper’s then-current state of mind and that of the hip hop scene, while the outro skit is a news report from Atteridgeville that showcases the daily lives in the hood.
By: Mpho Khena.