Pioneering South African Rapper HHP Dead At 38November 17, 2018
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Music fans in South Africa are in mourning following the unexpected death of legendary rapper, HHP, who died on Wednesday.
The rapper’s family issued a statement, confirming his passing.
“It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Jabulani Tsambo, known to his fans as Hip Hop Pantsula passed away today, Wednesday, 24 October 2018,” the statement read .
“He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, his son and nephew.
Born Jabulani Tsambo in Mahikeng, HHP helped to popularize rap music across the country.
Following news of his death, the South African government issued a statement about the loss of one of the nation’s most popular artists.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Motswako Rapper Jabulani #HHP #Jabba Tsambo.
HHP’s peers and fans took to social media to express their shock and sadness at his passing.
Rest in power.
South African pioneering rapper HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) aka Jabba has been reported dead at the age of 38. Lerato Sengadi, the rapper’s wife and well known publicist confirmed the death to TimesLive.”Yes, yes it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,” the paper quoted Lerato as saying. The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed yet. The family has issued the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts that we confirm …