Legendary South African rapper HHP reported dead aged 38

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.

His cause of death is yet to be revealed.


Here are some reactions to his death from some of his colleague rappers on Twitter:

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