They were speaking at the memorial service of the Hip-Hop star’s memorial service, currently under way in Johannesburg.
The hip-hop star passed away last week.
Musicians and members of the public are out in numbers to celebrate the life of HHP. Outside the Johannesburg venue, fans can been seen holding placards with the words: RIP we love you.
Among those present here include his long-time friend and University mate, former musician, DJ Cleo.
Musicians Ntando and Jah-Seed recall how HHP influenced their music careers, “He’s the first celebrity to ever call me from home. And I was so excited to get back from school and mommy said listen, there’s a guy called HHP or Jabulani he just said you should watch studio mix. Since then, here I am I have my own album. He’s one of the five people who started using vernacular. He found power in vernacular.”
HHP afforded a civic funeral
North West provincial government’s request to afford Hip Hop star- Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo, a state provincial funeral, has been declined by the Presidency.
The provincial government applied for the state funeral following several requests to bury Tsambo with dignity. He will be buried on Saturday in his home town in Mahikeng.
Spokesperson for the Office of the Premier in North West, Vuyi Ngesi, however says Tsambo will be afforded a civic funeral.
“We acknowledge and appreciate his role in the South African pop culture. The mark he made in hip hop through his Motswako genre of music that managed to put our little town Mahikeng and our little province on a national and international map as having produced a man of his calibre and talent.”