South African MC HHP Passes Away

If you're reading this then HHP's death is no longer news to you. I'm only writing this now because I just found out some minutes hours ago. The South African rapper died on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from an apparent suicide. HHP battled with depression in the past and reportedly attemped to commit suicide three times in 2015.

While the official cause of death is still yet to be confirmed, his family have released a press statement alluding to his sad demise. "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. At the time of his passing he was 38-year-old. He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, his son and nephew.The Tsambo's request privacy during this time of mourning. Once all arrangements have been made, the family will make further communication."

Hip Hop Pantsula, alongside ProKid - who also died this year - is one of the pioneers of South African hip hop. The Maf-Town legend enjoyed mainstream success for the large part of his career and is widely regarded as one of the first MC's to successfully mix hip-hop and kwaito.

Rest in peace Jabba.

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