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He's blowing up in the UK thanks to his mix of sounds. Here's what you need to know about J Hus.
There’s a strong Afro-beats vibe but he also fuses it with dancehall and grime to make something totally fresh.
He thought Jallow might be too confusing for people, but he kept the J and added the ‘Hus’ - short for hustle.
He’s representing east London, being born and raised in Stratford.
When two of J Hus’s friends offered to manage him if he committed to music he changed his direction.
J Has was kicked out of school around the age of 15 and in 2015 was stabbed five times. He also served time in prison.
He says hearing 50 Cent convinced him to start rapping.
J Hus’s parents came from Gambia and he says he remembers them playing “African music and Beanie Man”.
He was born 26 May 1995, so he’s currently 22 years old.
His Instagram tag is ‘theuglygram’! He says he was called ‘ugly’ when he was younger so he decided to embrace it.
‘Dem Boy Paigon’ brought him to people’s attention. This was followed by the catchy ‘Lean & Bop’ (2015) and most recently ‘Did You See’ off his first album.
He appeared on Stormzy’s ‘Bad Boys’ with Ghetts on the ‘Gang Signs and Prayers’ album.
‘Common Sense’ came out in May 2017, peaking at no.6 in the UK charts. He also released the popular ‘The 15th Day’ mixtape in July 2015.
Joey Bada$$ was filmed playing a J Hus song, giving a shoutout to J’s regular producer JAE5 (pictured)
A few months after his start J Hus wasn’t getting the success he expected. He almost quit but was convinced to go back to basics and start appearing on music shows with freestyles.
You can get J Hus on Twitter @JHus and Instagram @theuglygram