Momodou Lamin Jallow (born 26 May 1996), known professionally as J Hus, is a British rapper and singer who has been credited with pioneering the genre Afroswing. He is currently signed to Black Butter Records. He gained popularity in 2015 following the release of his song “Dem Boy Paigon”.
J Hus’ “Did You See” became his most successful single at the time, peaking at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and eventually being certified Platinum. In 2017, he released his debut album, Common Sense, which was critically acclaimed—it was named the best UK album of 2017 by Complex. The album reached number six on the UK Albums Chart. In June 2018, he was arrested in Stratford and charged with carrying a knife in public. Hours after his release from prison in April 2019, he made a surprise appearance on stage at Canadian rapper Drake‘s concert at the O2 Arena in London.
In January 2020, J Hus released his second album, Big Conspiracy, which featured appearances by Jamaican singer Koffee, Nigerian singer Burna Boy and British singer Ella Mai. The album became his first number-one on the UK Albums Chart and received widespread critical acclaim. In June 2023, he released the single “Who Told You” with Drake, which became his highest charting single, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was the lead single to his third album Beautiful And Brutal Yard, which released in July.
In July 2022, he was featured on Burna Boy’s song “Cloak & Dagger” off his album Love, Damini. In May 2023, he released his first song as a lead artist since 2020 with “It’s Crazy”. He followed this up in June with the single “Who Told You” with Drake, which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. On June 29, he announced his third album Beautiful and Brutal Yard and its release date of July 14 with a trailer narrated by Idris Elba. A day before the album’s release, he released the single “Militerian” with Naira Marley.
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