The country is still coming to terms with the loss of HHP. The rapper was a massive changemaker in the local hip-hop space who took his own life last week after a long battle with depression. Shortly before his death, the singer was working alongside producer Prince Kaybee on a track that, although unfinished, could now see the light of day.
Prince Kaybee is considering releasing the track as a sort of tribute to Jabba. The two were close so, naturally, his death hit him hard and this is one way he could extend his legacy.
“I never saw it coming. I had heard rumours that he had once tried to take his life but I never took that to heart because he never came across as that person,” Prince Kaybee said in a recent interview. “He was always bubbly and energetic. He always cracked jokes and was always fun-loving. He used to crack jokes that I was taking over the industry and was now even going into hip-hop. I was so broken and my condolences to his friends and family.”
On the track, the producer adds that “The song cannot be finished because, you know…. But I am thinking of making it a tribute song and featuring other hip-hop artists. It depends on what happens in the next few weeks.”
The two reportedly started working together after Prince Kaybee heard HHP rap over the ‘Club Controller’ beat and the producer knew that this would be a space he is comfortable in. “HHP has always been a personal favourite of mine. No one in hip-hop can do the things he did. I called him up and he had no problems with jumping on the track. I sent him the beat to jump on and he said he was working on it. We were planning for him to come down to Durban to record but he was always traveling.”
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