Nobody can deny that the last few years has seen the grand display of the UK's urban music scene on the rise. We say "urban music" because honestly, it would be an understatement to only mention Grime. Think about it, the world has been blessed to witness not only the long overdue emergence of artists like Skepta, Stormzy, Bugzy Malone, Jme and Giggs. But also the come up of artists like Raleigh Ritchie (AKA Grey worm from GOT), WSTRN, Dave and the list could literally go on forever! But this write up is one of our new favourite British recording artists, J Hus.
This 22 year old Stratford born and raised genre bender has literally blown us away with his effortless blending of grime, hip hop, elements of G-funk, jazz and afrobeats - a true representation of the current urban music climate. Building his fan base since way back in 2014 with a series of freestyles that left listeners basically throwing nothing but praise his way, J Hus has created his own lane - half rapping, half singing and fully bringing anthem after anthem in a way that we haven't heard from the UK to date.
This is truly one of the most polished debut albums we have ever come across. Boasting a number of perfectly fitting features from Mist and MoStack on "Fisherman" and Nigeria's Burna Boy on "Good Time". Lyrically, Hus is playful with a side of contemplativeness. He addresses his past, his present and even his future. With the help of his long time producer (Jae 5), who laid his stamp on majority of the album, J Hus has managed to create a future classic with Common Sense and we honestly can't wait to see what is to come for this young man. If you didn't know him before, we suggest you get really familiar because we don't think he is going anywhere. Stream the album below.
BTG Favourites: "Good Time" Feat. Burna Boy, "Spirit", "Common Sense" and "Like Your Style".