Yesterday fans received the tragic news of rap pioneer, HHP's untimely passing. Jabba was one of the trailblazers of South African hip hop who was celebrated through his infectious music that blended English, Setswana and hints of Zulu and Swahili - a concoction known as Motswako. With 9 studio albums to his name, Jabba was on the verge of releasing a 10th album called DRUM early next year which he preluded with his newly released EP, FGTBB (Feels Good To Be Back).
His passing shook not only his loyal supporters but the entire entertainment industry at large. We'd like to pay our respects to the man who made Tswana fashionable, who touched many hearts with his charismatic personality, wisdom and timeless music. Rest easy, Morwa Tsambo.
RIP Jabba. Forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/SNNhWkalG7— Solo (@ThisIsSoloSA) October 24, 2018
So we been sitting on hrs & hrs of dope footage we shot 4 our brother Pro & last night I decided to go through the lot again,I lost all sense of time & before i knew it, it was 3am. I was particular stuck on Kwesta, Zakwe and HHP, here’s a snippet. Rest In Peace 2 a King #RIPHHP pic.twitter.com/i1nEQVDPjL— Tebogo Malope (@TebogoMalope) October 24, 2018
Another icon gone too soon.— Live Amp (@liveamp) October 24, 2018
Thank you Jabba Man for the music that has influenced this generation and many more to come.
RIP to a legend and the King of Motswako. #RIPHHP #RIPJabba ???? pic.twitter.com/h7czy29tRq
Jabba's, producer, Thabiso Tsotetsi says he will miss Jabba's friendship pic.twitter.com/AQrxIX5bje— African Child (@ZikhonaTshona) October 24, 2018
Lucky are those who came across your amazing energy, your artistry as a musician, down to earth character and loving personality! I count myself lucky to have seen you make magic in the booth and bring life into a performance. Rest well Jabba. You are appriciated ❤️ #RIPHHP pic.twitter.com/ElJ6NjxIw5— #PartyWithpH ???????????????? (@iam_ph) October 24, 2018
Our Street Disciples, you’ll forever live! Premo, Leeby, Mizchif, Flabba, Inseezy, Zondi, Ben Sharpa, Pro & Jabba ✊????— #DustDJ #RIPGIFT???????? (@DJVigilanteSA) October 25, 2018
Jabba ???? .— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 24, 2018
Not a single bad thing I could say about the brother. Humble. Kind. Funny. Talented.
RIP Jabu. ????
Took T-Lee & changed it to T-Laiza now most use it, silly I know but grateful to carry a little bit of you with me. Besides your many teachings, thank you for Cassper, for Lekoko, i can’t put to words how this pains me! Thank you for LOVE!— December 1st.. Si On (@BridgeBossTLee) October 24, 2018
Zondi o go emetse. Pula KGOSI ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/gWT5cEheGg
On this day, you told me you loved me after a long time & I’m soo glad I told you I loved you too. I’m so glad my emotions never got the best of me and I can let go knowing that I have never disrespected you in public even when we had our differences. Robala ka kgotso groot. ???? https://t.co/VNnjDZ2QzD— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) October 24, 2018
Just heard the most terrible news ... another icon gone too soon. ????— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 24, 2018