“He sang… by the time I met him, he was already a celebrity via Verbal Assassins. They had a group where they used to sing, I think it was a group of four. For us, it was a matter of birds of the feather… when you have certain vibrations or certain energy that just connects, you can’t even explain it, it was just a natural fit.”
After over 20 years of friendship Jabba’s death has left a gaping hole. He told TshisaLIVE that the last conversation they had was a debate because Jabba was contemplating changing his stage name completely from HHP to Jabba X.
“The last time I saw Jabba, we were debating. He wanted to switch from HHP to Jabba X… I was saying, ‘Look Jabba, it’s going to take you 20 years to build Jabba X because the past 20 years belong to HHP and maybe just a little bit of Jabba. I asked him never to forget HHP because he was the one people knew and loved… It was a good debate and after hearing each other out, we decided that we would find a way for the two to co-exist.”
Facing a future without either HHP or Jabba X, Thasman just has to hold on to the memories and the legacy of his dear friend. Helplessly he admits that that’s the only thing he can do.