HHP – True SA Hip hop Legend -RIP
HHP truly , is a pioneer in the SA hip hop community. The legendary rapper dropped hits after hits and contributed immensely to the development of Hip hop music in SA. To this end, we Salute you.
In 1980, this Motswako giant was born in Mafikeng in North West. Wherever he went, he made sure people acknowledged “Maftown”. He was always rapping and making music in school.
Around 1998, his demo made its way to veteran record executive, Vusi Leeuw, and he signed him on with CCP Records based on a track that sampled Brenda Fassie’s Weekend Special.
The song was called How You Feel.
That version, as well as the more popular version produced by Gabi le Roux, appeared on his 1999 debut, Introduction.
Another noteworthy song on that album was ABC/123, which is where Leeuw heard the line “I’m the lyrical induna/Just call me a hip-hop pantsula”, and decided the rapper should change his alias from Jabba to Hip-Hop Pantsula before Introduction was released.
Ever since, then until his passing on last week. The Motswako Rap King has almost done it all in the music industry. Having being nominated for best international act at the BET to very many other awards including winning a very special season of the SA Strictly Come Dancing TV Reality Show. HHP was a true entertainer and his legacy will forever live on.