J Hus, born Momodou Lamin Jallow on May 26, 1996, in London, England, is a British rapper and singer who is recognized for pioneering the genre Afroswing. He is currently signed to Black Butter Records. J Hus gained popularity in 2015 with the release of his song “Dem Boy Paigon.” His career has been marked by both critical acclaim and controversies.
J Hus Profile
Momodou Lamin Jallow
Date of Birth
26 May 1996
Place of Birth
British and Gambian
There is no specific information available regarding J Hus’s educational background. It is mentioned that he was expelled from school during his Year 10 or Year 11 due to getting into trouble.
J Hus began his career by recording and releasing several freestyles online, including #StreetHeat, Bl@CKBOX, and GRM Daily. These early releases helped him gain attention and establish a following. He continued to release singles and collaborations, showcasing his unique blend of Afrobeat and rap.
In 2015, J Hus released the single “Lean & Bop,” which gained significant popularity, amassing over 10 million streams on music platforms. He also released his first mixtape, “The 15th Day,” which further solidified his presence in the music scene.
In 2017, J Hus achieved mainstream success with the release of his debut album, “Common Sense.” The album received critical acclaim and was named the best UK album of 2017 by Complex. It reached number six on the UK Albums Chart and featured collaborations with artists such as MoStack, MIST, Tiggs da Author, and Burna Boy.
However, his career faced a setback in June 2018 when he was arrested and charged with carrying a knife in public. He served an eight-month prison sentence, during which his label stopped releasing his music. Despite this, J Hus’s verse on Dave’s song “Disaster” managed to chart at number eight on the UK Singles Chart.
After his release from prison in April 2019, J Hus made a surprise appearance on stage at Drake’s concert in London. Later that year, he released the single “Must Be,” followed by “No Denying” and “Repeat” in 2019. In January 2020, he released his highly anticipated second album, “Big Conspiracy,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured collaborations with Jamaican singer Koffee, Nigerian singer Burna Boy, and British singer Ella Mai.
J Hus continued to make waves in the music industry with notable collaborations and releases. In July 2022, he was featured on Burna Boy’s song “Cloak & Dagger” from the album “Love, Damini.” In May 2023, he released his first solo song since 2020, titled “It’s Crazy,” followed by the hit single “Who Told You” featuring Drake, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
On July 14, 2023, J Hus released his third album, “Beautiful and Brutal Yard,” which was highly anticipated by his fans. The album showcased his musical growth and further solidified his position as one of the leading artists in the Afroswing genre.
J Hus’s career has been characterized by a unique musical style, incorporating elements of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and rap. His ability to fuse different genres and his captivating delivery have contributed to his success and influence in the music industry. Despite facing legal challenges, J Hus has managed to overcome obstacles and continue creating music that resonates with audiences worldwide.
J Hus has faced several legal issues throughout his career. In 2011, he was arrested outside Westfield following a “mass attack” on four people, which resulted in one person being stabbed. Prior to this incident, he had already received a referral order for carrying a knife in public.
Between 2014 and 2015, he served prison sentences at His Majesty’s Feltham Prison. He has had six convictions for ten offenses, including carrying a knife and violent disorder. In 2015, J Hus was stabbed five times in London, leading to mild PTSD. In June 2018, he was arrested and charged with carrying a knife in public, which resulted in his label stopping the release of his music. He was eventually sentenced to eight months in jail in December 2018. J Hus was released from prison in April 2019 and made a surprise appearance on stage at Drake’s concert.
J Hus Social Media Handles
J Hus is active on Instagram @theuglygram and Website: jhusmusic.com.
J Hus was born in London to Gambian parents and grew up in the Stratford district of the city. He was raised by his mother, who immigrated to England when she was 25 years old. J Hus identifies as Muslim and has Fula and Wolof heritage. He is a supporter of Arsenal F.C., a football club.
J Hus Net Worth
J Husis is estimated to be worth approximately $150,000.