Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Know More About - HHP
Pantsula attended high school at St. Alban's College in Pretoria. Raised in Mmabatho, Pantsula's break came in 1997 when he and his school friends met with producer Chicco Twala who produced their debut, "Party". However, the band split soon after the release of "Party". Pantsula had his next album, Introduction, produced by singer and producer Isaac Mthethwa The album was recorded in different South African ethnic tongues such as Setswana,isiZulu and Sesotho.
Pantsula appeared on the third one-off TV special of quiz show Test The Nation, titled "National Parenting Test", as the Team Captain. 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 single from his O Mang Reloaded album, "Tswaka", "Jabba" and "Tshwara" (the latter both from YBA 2 NW).
Pantsula frequently uses the phrase "Maf-town" in his music, which refers to his hometown, Mafikeng, of South Africa's North West province. He was honoured in September 2007 in the inaugural Mafikeng Golden Stars Awards held at the Mmabana Convention Centre.
Pantsula released Acceptance Speech in December 2007 with its first single, Music & Lights, whose music video features Danny K and US R&B Star Amerie. In December 2009 Pantsula released his seventh studio album Dumela("Belief"), the title of which is also a Setswanan greeting. The album is a double disc: the first disc is Hip Hop and includes the tracks Let The Beat Go, Make Monyeke, and Daraja and his collaboration with US Hip Hop artist Nas,Keledimo; the second disc has two of the singles already released, Bongwana and Magenge Le Majimbo, as well as WamTseba Mtho and a jazz collaboration with Jimmy Dludlu & Revolution