SA is dancing to HHP's tune

By Drum Digital
06 July 2012

He leaps out of his Citroen C4 dressed in denims, high top sneakers and a hoodie with the words Bosso Ke Mang, the title of his latest hit, emblazoned on it. He’s puffing by the time he finally makes an entrance at Melville’s trendy Sophiatown Restaurant.

“I’m sorry my brother, I had another commitment,” HHP says in his trademark husky voice. It’s impossible not to forgive the muso whose vivacious personality and clean reputation has made him one of Mzansi’s favourite hip-hop stars.

“Do you like my ride? I call it White Diamond because it’s like a four-star hotel on wheels,” he laughs. It’s amazing that this 32-year-old doesn’t have a big head despite having won numerous local and international awards, including an MTN SAMA award.

He’s also shared the stage with esteemed artists including Americans Talib Kweli and rapper Nas. He’s been called “The illest lyricist” by Wyclef Jean.

“I don’t see myself as a celebrity–music is my work and I’m grounded by my belief in God,” says HHP, whose real name is Jabulani Tsambo.

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