“Sh*t I be on the beat is by Don!”
Effortlessly one of the greatest producer tags in the game right now. Many of us know IMP through that line but there’s more to this cool conspicuous character
Thapelo Maimela a.k.a IMP Tha Don is a Maftown born music producer who grew up in the notorious streets of Westview, Pretoria. His musical journey began when he was in primary school at around the age of 9 when he took a liking to rap music and as a result he began writing his own and never really looked back since.
Fast forward to high school, he started performing at the school events with his friends at the time in a rap trio called 3D. The group consisted of him and the same 2 guys he started rapping with during his primal years; Siyabonga “C-switch” and his long-time childhood best friend Lehlogonolo Mataboge who we’ve all come to know as none other than A-reece.
They, together with another bunch of his friends with the same interests founded the hip hop movement called 1000 Degreez and sought out to reach the top together as a unit. Since then IMP has been featured in many projects and has producer credits in bodies of work such as
Mashbeatz – Fire In The Water
A-reece – Reece Effect
A-reece – Today’s Tragedy Tomorrow’s Memory
TWC – L3
Just to name a few, and even went to launch his own clothing brand.
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