IMP Tha Don Biography

Thapelo Maimela (born January 28, 1997), also known as IMP Tha Don, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer born in Mafikeng, North West but was raised in Pretoria, Gauteng.

IMP Tha Don - South African rapper, songwriter and record producer.

Basic Information

Real Name:Thapelo Maimela
Date of Birth:January 28, 1997
Age:26 years
Birth Place:Mafikeng, North West
Hometown:Pretoria, Gauteng
Occupation:Rapper, songwriter, and record producer
Years Active:2016 – Present
Genres:Hip Hop
Label(s):Rubberband Gang


IMP Tha Don began rising to fame after being featured on A-Reece’s soul and jazz influenced song, “A Real Nigga Tale”.

In 2018, IMP Tha Don released a single titled, “Fuck The System” which earned him extreme street credibility from the hip hop community.

He then proceeded to do production work on A-Reece’s “And I’m Only 21” EP and MashBeatz’s first Album “Thanks For Nothing”, and had guest features on both projects respectfully. This resulted in him earning a buzz in the streets and him proving that, he too can stand among the greats of hip hop.

The Mafikeng born rapper was then featured on MashBeatz’s sophomore project, “Fire In The Water”, in addition to having multiple production credits on the project as well.

In 2021, IMP Tha Don then focused on his mixtape, “Money.Power.Respect” which featured a good score of formidable rappers. The mixtape was released towards the end of the year on Sunday 28 November 2021, it received critical acclaim from the hip hop community.

Personal Life

Maimela is not married and has no children of his own yet.


IMP Tha Don has just one music project to his name, an album released in 2021. He however has multiple collaborative EPs and mixtapes with fellow rappers from 1000′ Degreez and Rubberband Gang.

  • Money.Power.Respect (2021)


Maimela has released a couple of singles listed below.

  • Fuck The System
  • South Side Stroke (featuring Ghoust and Wordz)
  • New World Order Freestyle (featuring Logical Rhymez)
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Celebrate
  • 20 Large (featuring Ex-Global and Ghoust)
  • Snakes and Flutes (featuring Ghoust and Krish)
  • Big Bags (featuring Gua’ the Wise)
  • Hip Hop Will Never DIE (featuring Krish)


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