One of the biggest names in South African rap, HHP is confirmed to perform at the Old Mutual Music In The Gardens Series at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens on the 12th of August.
HHP, has dominated the hip hop game for some years. With a host of awards and nominations to his name (among them SAMAs, Channel O Awards and MTV Euro Music Awards), the talent has performed at festivals across the globe, dropping rhymes and now he’s back in South Africa demonstrating why the industry just can’t get enough of him.
HHP’s latest album, Motswafrika, boasts influences from across the African continent, with collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli and Grammy nominee Carolyn Malachi. Over the years, HHP’s world class rhymes and massive talent has also caught the attention of US rap sensation Nas, Somalia’s K’Naan, and even led former Fugee Wyclef Jean to describe the Mafikeng MC as “the illest lyricist”.
Smiles the rapper, who now has a whopping 9 albums under his belt, “It’s all about going out of your comfort zone. These shows are about getting out of that closed, urban headspace, getting some sun in our natural surroundings, and reminding ourselves that South Africa, as a country, loves to get out there and dance!”
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series presents live concerts throughout the winter season at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and is an extension of their sponsorship of the legendary Kirstenbosch Music series in Cape Town.
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens performance takes place in the middle of the natural beauty of the botanical gardens and fans are encouraged to come early, bring picnic chairs and blankets and spend the day in natural splendour. There is a restaurant in the gardens, alcohol is on sale and there is a supervised children?s area.
For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series go to www.musicinthegardens.co.za
Tickets for all concerts are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za. R5 from every pre-sold ticket (tickets purchased on the website) is given to the Wildlands Conservation Trust for their Trees for Life initiative where community members grow trees to sustain their livelihoods.
Pre-sale at gardens: R90
On day sales at gardens and ticketbreak: R100
Children under 13 are free.
Gates open: 11h00
Opening act: Asheru at 13h00
Main act: HHP at 15h00
Gates close: 6pm