Top South African hip-hop star dies aged 38

Written By: BBC
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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.

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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.

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

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

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

“The ANC joins millions of South Africans in paying tribute to this music icon who became a beacon of hope and inspired many artists, and individuals in our country,” it said in a statement.

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“He left an indelible mark in the country and his inspirational music will continue [to] reverberate [in] our ears for many years to come.”

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