Since a child, I have lived and breathed music, but never had the actual chance to live my dream of writing about all things music. Now I can! Hope you enjoy my ramblings about music!
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
New HHP music!
Puts your hands up for HHP! The top rapper is set to release his new CD Motswafrika by 1 September. The offering's lead single "Past Time", featuring Cassper Nyovest, KGzim and Omar El, debuted on Live this past Friday. The album features contributions from Teepee, Tuks Senganaga, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Nothende, Thasman, Elemente, DJ Hamma, Gabriel Asheru Benn and the Grammy Nominated Carolyn Malachi. Jabulani Tsambo, better known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) or Jabba is a South African rap artist who performs in multiple languages, although primarily Setswana. Raised in Mmabatho, HHP's break came in 1997 when he and his school friends met with renowned producer Chicco Twala who produced their debut Party. The band split soon after the release of Party. Tsambo met singer/producer Isaac Methethwo who then worked full swing on Jabu's 2nd debut album. The result was Introduction, an album that introduced a new, vibrant and innovative genre. The album was recorded in different South African ethnic tongues like Setswana, isiZulu and Sesotho, to name a few. HHP appeared on the third one-off TV special of quiz show Test The Nation, entitled National Parenting Test, as the Team Captain representing fathers.In 2007 he won the third season of the reality dance show Strictly Come Dancing along with his professional dance partner Hayley Bennett. In 2008 he starred as himself in 11 episodes of the e.tv musical soapie Rhythm City. He made his debut on the show on 4 April, 2008. Go check out the video for his new single HERE.