- It's been a year since news broke that South African music legend, HHP, had passed away
- The admired and adored rapper took his own life on 24 October, shocking his fans
- HHP had suffered from depression before the tragedy occured
Jabulani Tsambo, Hip Hop Pantsula or HHP passed away a year ago today, but his legacy is still very much alive in South African hearts.
HHP was, and still is, greatly admired by musicians and music lovers all over Mzansi, and many hearts were broken when it was revealed he took his own life because of depression.
As we remember the icon that was, Briefly.co.za takes a look at some of the moments that defined his legacy.
Who was HHP?
HHP was born on 14 September, 1980. He grew up in Mafikeng, Pretoria, a township that would play a central role in the late 90s and early 2000s era of hip-hop music in SA.
The muso released critically-acclaimed and very successful albums such as Maftown, YBA 2 NW and Acceptance Speech.
He roped in US singer, Amerie, for his remix of Music & Lights - it was a huge success.
When he retired, he left behind a career that few others will ever be able to match.
The musician bagged himself a number of awards, he was definitely recognised while still alive. There is no other artist who has been nominated in African music awards more than HHP.
He won the Best Male Artist Award in 2008 at the South African Music Awards and in 2009, he received the award for Best Video at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
In 2017, he was recognised at the prestigious South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award that celebrated his impressive career.
Although these awards are impressive, it is the way that HHP touched the lives of others that will be remembered the most.
His legacy lives on.
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