BIRTH NAME: Jabulani Tsambo
STAGE NAME: Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP)
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 September 1980
DIED: 24 October 2018
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mafikeng, North West
WIFE: Lerato Sengadi
Jabulani Tsambo whose best known as HHP or Jabba, is a South African multi-award rapper. HHP is best known for his hit songs which includes Tswaka, Bosso, Harambe and Jabulani amongst others.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Jabulani Tsambo whose stage name is HHP was born on the 14 September 1980 in Mafikeng, North West.
HHP was married to well-known publicist and HHP’s wife Lerato Sengadi. He has two children.
HHP completed his high schooling at St. Alban’s College in Pretoria.
HHP was initially part of a group called Verbal Assassins, working closely with producer Tebogo Rameetse.
In 1997, he and his school friends met with producer Chicco Twala who produced their debut album, Party. However, the band split soon after the release of Party. Pantsula had his next album, Introduction, produced by singer and producer Isaac Mthethwa, and recorded in different South African languages such as Setswana, isiZulu and Sesotho.
In 2004 HHP released O Mang, an album that saw him reuniting with his old school friend, Tebogo Rameetse as the producer of a track entitled On My Own.
Pantsula released Acceptance Speech in December 2007 with its first single, Music & Lights, whose music video features Danny K and US R&B Star Amerie. In December 2009 Pantsula released his seventh studio album Dumela. That same year, he collaborated with another well-known South African rapper, Proverb, on a song entitled Breadwinners, once again featuring Tebogo Rameetse on production. He co-chaired a record label, Lekoko Entertainment.
At the time of his death on October 24th 2018, HHP was said to have been readying his album, which according to the reports was a long overdue album.