Meet The late South African rap star Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP. HHP, born Jabulani Tsambo, was born on 14 September 1980. He grew up in Mafikeng, Pretoria, a township that would play a central role in the late 90s-early 00s era of Hip-Hop.
Debates in the corridors of South African Hip-Hop historians still ring loud on who exactly pioneered Motswako rap between HHP and his hometown cohort, Khuli Chana.
HHP’s success saw him release critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums such as Maftown, YBA 2 NW and Acceptance Speech.
In one of his most successful single releases, HHP brought American singer, Amerie, on board for the remix of Music & Lights.
Circumstances surrounding HHP’s death
Sengadi, who was with the family at the time she revealed the news to Times Live, stated that, at this point in time, it was not possible to say what the cause of HHP’s passing was.
It is public knowledge that the rapper was, for the past two years, battling with depression and the urge to end his life.
Social media reacts to the news of HHP’s death
The rapper’s fans and enthusiasts of South African music were rocked by the news of HHP’s passing, at the age of 38.
AKA, a popular South African rapper, could not hold back his disbelief at the news he had just heard.