ARTIST PROFILE

J Hus

Name: Momodou Jallow

Birthday: 26 May 1995

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Momodou Jallow (born 26 May 1995), better known by his stage name J Hus, is an English singer and rapper signed to Black Butter Records.

J Hus was born and raised in Stratford by his single Gambian mother. His father is of Ghanaian descent. He was inspired to take up rapping after listening to 50 Cent, and was persuaded to become professional after two of his friends decided to help him out and eventually become his management (2K Management).

He is best known for his 2017 single “Did You See”, which charted at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, but also featured on Stormzy and Ghetts’ “Bad Boys” from his album Gang Signs & Prayer which peaked at number 22 and on Dave’s “Samantha”, which peaked at number 63. J Hus is also well known for his hit single, “Dem Boy Paigon”. On 12 May 2017, J Hus released his debut album, Common Sense, and went straight to number 3 on the iTunes chart, peaking at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart.

J Hus began his career by recording several freestyles, including #StreetHeat, Bl@CKBOX and GRM daily [8] and publishing them online. He followed this with “#Rated”, which samples the beat from French Montana’s “Don’t Panic”, and “Want From Me (Remix)”. His next release was “Dem Boy Paigon”, which was described by Ajay Rose of The Link Up as having “brought together an Afro-beat sound with lyrical rap … capable of turning any dance upside down”. He followed this with “No Lie” and his Warm Up Session.

Around the end of March 2015, he and MoStack released their “Westwood Crib Session”. In late May 2015, he released “Lean & Bop”, which was streamed six million times. Around this time, he also released a “Daily Duppy” for GRM Music, which he followed with his first mixtape, The 15th Day.

In September 2015, the musician was hospitalised after being stabbed five times in London.[10] Whilst in hospital, he was criticised for tweeting “5 stab wounds could never stop me #AntiCh #F***DaOvaSide”.

Jallow released the single “Friendly” in 2016, which received a nomination at the 2016 MOBO Awards, as well as “Playing Sports”, “Liar Liar” (remix) and “Solo One”, the last of which appeared on the Brotherhood soundtrack.

In 2017, he featured on Nines’ “High Roller”, which featured on his album One Foot Out. He also featured on Stormzy’s “Bad Boys” from his album Gang Signs & Prayer, which peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart, on Dave’s “Samantha”, which peaked at number 63, and charted at number 9 with his solo composition “Did You See”. The song served as the lead single off his debut album, Common Sense (2017). Upon release, the album was positively received by fans, and includes features from Mo Stack, MIST, Tiggs da Author and Burna Boy.

 

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