South African legendary DJ and Amapiano Dance Vusi “Papers 707″ Mabuza has passed on at the age of 42 after a brief illness.
The DJ died in hospital on Wednesday morning after being admitted to hospital for gout
“He was in hospital for gout. I was with him last week, and he was struggling with his condition. I spoke to him yesterday, and he was in high spirits. It came as a shock to us all, and we really don’t know what to think at the moment. There are so many emotions.”
He said he would remember Vusi as a “caring and loving guy who always went out of his way to help everyone have a good time”.
“He was loving. It is such a loss to us, as his friends, but also to the industry.”
That Grootman was always concerned about my safety at gigs, he once waited for me to finish working in MP, and he drove behind me till I could see the way to Soweto. There’s definitely a party in heaven tonight, I know he prepared his set and a towel to wipe himself.
Jazzidisciples’s ‘Long Lasting’ song was the first Amapiano hit to endorse Amapiano Lifestyle. Papers 707 is seen dancing throughout the Long Lasting video. His ‘weird’ & ‘drunk’ moves whilst holding a Hennessey bottle later became what is known as Amapiano dance.
Friends and fans flooded social media with messages of condolence and posts remembering the star.
This man made most of South Africans gravitate towards the Amapiano sound through his dance moves, the streets shall never forget that.
It is really impressive to see such moves were inspired by him, legend has fallen.
Hailed as one of the pioneers of Amapiano in Mzansi, Vusi was popular in the genre, producing several tracks that filled dance floors.
Last month he released a mixtape with Thabza Da DJ called the Lockdown Medication Vol 2. The Yanos have lost a truly unapologetic ambassador
It’s confirmed, ezulwini kune party this Friday! May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace, Grootman.