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Jabulani ‘Jabba’ Tsambo: Much-loved South African rapper who spoke of peace and unity for Africa


Jabulani Tsambo, who has died aged 38, was the big, charming bear of a talent who helped to pioneer South Africa’s motswako style – in which rappers flit between English and the language of Setswana.

Growing up under apartheid made him keen to challenge the “mentality” that his country was somehow separate from the rest of Africa.

Going by the name Hip Hop Pantsula (“double-H P”), he encouraged the cross-pollination of ideas and styles in the continent, to create a consolidated music industry that would benefit…

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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.

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

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South African rapper Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo dies aged 38


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Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo was seen as an inspiration for up-and-coming musicians

South African rapper Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP, has died.

His wife, who doubles as his publicist, has confirmed the news to local media.

The award-winning artist, 38, is seen as the man who made South African hip hop popular, singing in indigenous languages, at a time when most local artists were imitating American-style rap.

Thousands of South Africans have taken to social media to pay their respects to him.

The circumstances of his death have not been confirmed but HHP had openly…

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South African rapper Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo dies aged 38 – Nehanda Radio


South African rapper Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula), has died. His wife, who doubles as his publicist, has confirmed the news to local media.

South African rapper Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula)

The award-winning artist, 38, is seen as the man who made South African hip hop popular, singing in indigenous languages, at a time when most local artists were imitating American-style rap.

Thousands of South Africans have taken to social media to pay their respects to him.

The circumstances of his death have not been confirmed but HHP had openly struggled with depression in recent years.

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has also expressed its condolences.

“The ANC joins millions of South Africans in paying…

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Caribbean Entertainment News – Accused Killers Of Caribbean American Rapper Remain Jailed


Fans leave flowers and art outside the XXXTentacion Funeral & Fan Memorialat BB&T Center on June 27, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 5, 2018: Suspects in the fatal shooting of Caribbean-American rapper, XXXTentacion, won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon.

Despite the request of his attorney, one of the accused killers, Robert Allen, will remain behind bars after a Broward County judge ruled last Thursday that he should be held without bond.

The ruling comes as new surveillance video shows the moment two gunmen ambushed and shot Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion.

The shooting occurred at Deerfield Beach Motorsports on June 18, 2018, shortly before 4…

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Roots Rapper Could Face Up To One Year In Jail


Cardi B is seen leaving 109 Police Precinct in Flushing on October 1, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by JNI/Star Max/GC Images)

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 2, 2018: Caribbean roots rapper, Cardi B, could be looking at jail time if found guilty of two misdemeanors counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault, two attorneys claim.

Their claim to HollywoodLife came hours after the Dominican Republic and Trinidad-roots, Bronx-born stripper turned rapper, turned herself in to the 109 Precinct in Flushing, Queens, NY after her reported involvement in a violent strip club attack in August.

The musician, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, allegedly was at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing, New York on August…

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