Legendary and pioneering South African rapper HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) has sadly passed away aged 38. The rapper’s wife and publicist, Lerato Sengadi, confirmed his demise to TimesLIVE on Wednesday.
“Yes, yes, it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,” she is reported as saying.
Born Jabulani Tsambo, the veteran artist was known for his multilingual rapping prowess. He also heavily influenced and inspired up and coming rappers who are now mainstream in South African hip-hop.
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His cause of death is yet to be revealed.
Here are some reactions to his death from some of his colleague rappers on Twitter:
This can’t be true. No ways 💔
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) October 24, 2018
Just heard the most terrible news … another icon gone too soon. 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 24, 2018
Bad News for HIP HOP TODAY.
— Da L.E.S (@2freshLES) October 24, 2018
😨💔 RIP Jabba 🙏🏽
— IVYSON TOUR (@Nasty_CSA) October 24, 2018
Oh my God!! I’m heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend HHP!!! I can’t believe it!! 💔💔💔💔 My prayers are with his family and friends..
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) October 24, 2018
Enjoy some of his songs below: