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HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula)

Hip-Hop/Rap

Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA

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Hip Hop Pantsula – HHP South Africa's leading Hip Hop artist and Rapper One of Africa's most nominated performers with album, song and performance wins Platinum-selling artist Music collaborations with K'Naan, Nas and Talib Kwela Has shared the stage with top international artists such as Snoop Dog, Jamie Cullum and Angelique Kidjo Performed at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup Regional and final judge for 2010 Idols series (South Africa) Winner of Strictly Come Dancing (King of the Dancefloor) Nominated for: Best Newcomer (SAMA) - 2000 Most Promising Act In Africa (KORA) - 2000 Best Rap category (SAMA) - 2002, 2006 Best Rap Album (Metros) - 2006 Best Video (Channel O Awards) - 2006, 2007 Best Video (SAMA) - 2007 Best Male Artist (Channel O) - 2007 Best Special Effects (Channel O) - 2007 Best Director (Channel O) - 2007 Best Rap Artsits (Channel O) – 2007 Best African Act (MTV Europe Music Awards) - 2007 Best Album (SAMA) – 2008 -2- Record Of The Year (SAMA) - 2008 Best African Act (Nigerian Hip Hop Awards) – 2008 Multi-Lingualism Award In Music (Pan-South African Language Board) – 2008 Best Male Video (Channel -O Awards) – 2008 Best African Southern (Channel-O Awards) – 2008 Video Of The Year 'Music N Lights' (Channel-O Awards) – 2008 Best African Act (MOBO Awards) – 2008 Best Video Award (MAMA Awards) – 2009 Best International Act (B.E.T. Awards) – 2009 Best International Act (B.E.T. Awards) - 2010 Best African Act (MOBO Awards) – 2010 Best Male Album (METRO Awards) – 2010 Best Hip-Hop Album (METRO Awards) – 2010 Awards Won: Best Record Label Award (Botswana Hip Hop Music Award) – 2004 Best Male Artist (Kellogs' Star-in-You Kids awards) - 2006 People's Choice Award (Maftown Golden Awards) - 2007 Best Music Star (Maftown Golden Awards) - 2007 Season 3 King of The Dance Floor Winner (Strictly Come Dancing) – 2007 Mzansi 'Music Star' Award (Stars Of Mzansi Awards) - 2008 Best Rap Album (SAMA) – 2008 Best Male Artist (SAMA) – 2008 Music Star of The Year (YOU Spectacular) – 2008 Live Performer of The Year (HYPE Awards) – 2008 Most Downloaded Song 'Music N Lights' (HYPE Awards) – 2008 Best Hip Hop Artist Award (SAMA Awards) – 2009 Best Hip Hop Album (Metro FM Awards) 2009 Best Hip Hop Album (Metro FM Awards) 2010 ..3/Biog -3- BIOGRAPHY: HHP walked away with two key awards at the 14th Annual South African Music Awards in May 2008, the noise in the Sun City Superbowl was nothing short of thunderous. Music industry pundits, his peers in the hip hop community and, most importantly, the fans in the gallery were united in their approval of his storming live appearance and SAMA award and all made it plain to hear, that his 'Best Male Solo Artist' and 'Best Rap Album' wins earned both critical (from the judges) and public approval. This was a mark of how far this gifted individual has come in his many years of carving out what is now an enviable solo career in the South African music industry. His win was also confirmation of HHP's peerless standing in the industry: as a lyricist and rapper of epic proportions, so highly regarded by his fellow artists that he's in constant demand as a collaborator; an artist and a musician, able to craft beats and melodies both memorable and fresh, and as an all round likeable guy. It's no surprise that HHP has a deep love for funk, soul, urban and vocally driven pop songs – as well as his increasingly visible affection for traditional music. Growing up in his beloved Mmabatho (Mafiking, the capital of South Africa's North West Province) Jabulani Tsambo's father had a record collection that encouraged him to always keep his heart open to a variety of music styles. 'My father's LP collection was very diverse - Queen, Abba, Juluka, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Andre Crouch, Chicago, Boston, Crosby Stills and Nash, and the O Jays are just some of the artists in there. And every time he played one of those LPs I could tell what mood he was in. That's when I started to understand music. Now I use that same understanding to speak to my fans or listeners. The amazing thing about music is that it communicates something different all the time to different people.' His belief in the power of music, delivers an intimate, personal message to a huge variety of listeners Hip-hop is a dominant influence and he is a rapper who delivers a richly satisfying listening experience with his ability to roll rhymes off his lips and create a rhythmical melody with words alone. 'Always stay fresh, current and creative,' is HHP's mantra. 'Those three things mean the world to me. Without them, I'll just fizzle out,' he says. HHP is always working on new material and influences. After coming back from Brazil he truly has new sounds and rhythm to add to his already vast tones and melodies. 'Dumela' is the title that HHP (known to those close to him as Jabba) gave his latest album, a title that means warm greetings or hello, not just in South Africa, but in several other places in Africa. A name given to the album because this multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist wears his pan-African heart firmly on his sleeve having teamed up with some of the continent's biggest stars and talents to create big-hearted songs of unity across borders. 'Dumela' is also a way of sending warm greetings to HHP's extensive and growing fanbase, in South Africa and increasingly, beyond its borders which has enabled the gifted musician to sustain and grow his career for the past 10 years. -4- 'DUMELA' offers kwaito, Afro house, Afro pop and more to create a defiantly South African set of tunes. For HHP being able to blur genre boundaries and work with a global cast of creative accomplices makes sense. 'It's all Motswako music,' he says simply, referring to the SeTswana word for mixture. In fact, there's a track titled 'Motswako Music' on 'Dumela' that is a paean to HHP's deeply-felt belief in the power of music to bring people together. HHP is called 'The illest lyricist' by Wyclef Jean and his music featured on his albums, proving that this artist can deliver with ease to his fans, to radio programmers, to video compilers, to critics, to South Africa, to Africa and across the globe, the idea that music can unite and deliver any message, across borders and genres. HHP is much more than a music artist, he is a leading presenter, TV personality, brand ambassador for global brands, takes his corporate social responsibility commitments very seriously, is a popular chat show guest, and will always go the extra mile to deliver a stunning performance that inevitably gets his audience on their feet singing and dancing. ' HHP is endorsed by Unilever S.A as the face of STATUS Deodorant. He has a talk show on SABC 1 which is sponsored by STATUS. The Talk show titled RESPECT has just concluded its second season. Two of the STATUS brands deodorants are distributed under the names and fragrance of HHP - Respect and HHP – Salute; ' HHP is a Mindset Learn ambassador – He has appeared on Mindset Learn television channels encouraging learners to stay in school and will promote the fact that it is actually hip to be knowledgeable. His main involvement with the Mindset Learn brand brought the 'cool back into school'. Frequently visiting schools, he plays a role in video lessons on critical subjects for our youth. ' HHP is the finder and host to the South African Annual SCRABBLE challenge alongside co-host Radio Station 5FM which is attended by leading S.A artists and personalities raising funds for Education and Literature. ' HHP has endorsed the S.A National Schools Nutrition Programme. As a true Humanitarian he gave his time and dedication to play an integral role in this programme. Currently the NSNP feeds an astounding number of over seven million learners on all school days in the nine provinces. A DVD also features HHP addressing the programme, visiting schools and speaking to business and the general public for an understanding of what the Programme is about. He believes in, and speaks to, our youth of S.A and Africa around education and nutrition, stressing and investing his time and heartfelt passion in ensuring youth and the nation are educated for a healthy mind. ' HHP has appeared as a leading guest judge on S.A IDOLS – Season 6, and performed with the TOP 3 contestants. He was loved by audience, contestants and public alike and asked to return for the IDOLS FINALE. ' He has been asked to return as a guest Judge for the Gauteng auditions of IDOLS – Season 7: 2011 and perform live during the shows' countdown weeks. ' He is featured in the 2011 Leading Retail Brand – 'WOOLWORTHS' Winter Campaign alongside fellow icons and legends such as 'Hugh Masekela'. ' HHP is the sole S.A Hip-Hop Artist to have been invited to perform at the '2011 SXSW Music Festival' being held in Austin, Texas during March 2011. ' HHP is sponsored by leading brands including: o Ray-Ban o Feiyu Footwear o HANSA PILSNER o UNILEVER

Music Video

Time

Friday March 18

12:15AM

Venue

tenOak

21+

409 Colorado St

Online

www.hhpmusic.com

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