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#RIPHHP : Zimbabwean Hip Hop Musicians Mourn Hip-Hop Pantsula

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Without a doubt, Hip-Hop Pantsula’s influence across the hip hop scene in Africa was felt yesterday after news about his passing filtered through.

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Zimbabwean musicians immediately joined the South African music fraternity in mourning his passing and share their memories of the Motswako rap pioneer via various social media platforms.Here is a round up of artists’ tribute statements regarding HHP’s passing.

Prominent rapper Guluva Se7en wrote a nostalgic message alluding to the gangster’s mansion where hip-hop legends like Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G are living. This was a reflection that HHP was an African legend in his own path.

Award winning Zim Hip Hop Star Cal Vin simply tweeted a picture caption1ed #RIPHHP a hashtag which has been trending since news of his passing came through yesterday.

German based rap queen AWA shared a touching story on how she was inspired after watching him drop bars in “Setswana” and how she years later found herself sharing the stage with him.

Mzoe Seven’s tweet quoted one of HHP’s popular songs Bosso kemang and that Africa has lost another king.

Muse twitter timeline summed up how he was gutted down and how 2018 has become unfriendly for the music industry, with the loss of stars like Aretha Franklin and Prokid among others.

High riding Hip hop muso Asaph was shocked about the death of “Jabba” as he did 2 tweets that were separated by a few minutes highlighted how he felt about the loss.

 

The late rapper’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time.

HHP, also known as Jabba Man, had previously opened up about suffering from depression. Two years ago, SowetanLIVE reported that he had attempted suicide three times in 2015.

The late rapper also reportedly researched suicide-assistance website and revealed that his therapy and medication left him feeling lethargic.