Raised in Mmabatho, HHP’s break came in 1997 when he and his school friends met with renowned producer Chicco Twala who produced their debut Party. The band split soon after the release of Party.
Tsambo met singer/producer Isaac Mthethwa who then worked full swing on his debut album. The result was Introduction, an album that introduced a new, vibrant and innovative genre.
The album was recorded in different South African ethnic tongues like Setswana, isiZulu and Sesotho, to name a few.
HHP appeared on the third one-off TV special of quiz show Test The Nation, entitled National Parenting Test, as the Team Captain representing fathers.
In 2007 he won the third season of the reality dance show Strictly Come Dancing along with his professional dance partner Hayley Bennet.
His hits include the smash single from his O Mang Reloaded album Tswaka, Jabba and Tshwara both from YBA 2 NW, to mention but a few.
Pantsula frequently uses the phrase “Maf-town” in his music; this refers to his hometown, Mafikeng, of South Africa’s North West province. He was honoured in September 2007 as one of the people from Maf-town who have excelled in their fields in the inaugural Maftown Golden Stars Awards held at the Mmabana Convention Centre.
HHP released Acceptance Speech in December 2007 and the first single is called ‘Music & Lights’. The video for Music & Lights features a couple of South African celebrities like Danny K and US R&B Star Amerie
In December 2009, HHP released his seventh studio album titled ‘Dumela’. Dumela – meaning “Belief” and also a Setswana way of greeting – is a double disc album with the first disk being Hip Hop and including popular tracks like Let The Beat Go, Make Monyeke, Ancestors, Kea Popa, Daraja and his collaboration with US Hip Hop artist Nas on the song Keledimo. The second disc is the Pantsula side and has two of the singles released Bongwana, Magenge Le Majimbo, WamTseba Mtho and a jazzy collabo with Jimmy Dludlu & Revolution.
Mr Tsambo is currently working on his 8th album and so far, he has pulled out all the stops to make this next project even more incredible.