J Hus

J Hus

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

- FRIENDLY (SINGLE) 1ST JANUARY, 2016
- FREE UP (SINGLE) 8TH AUGUST, 2016
- PLAYING SPORTS (SINGLE) 24TH AUGUST, 2016
- CLEAN IT UP (SINGLE) 24TH AUGUST, 2016

This time last year, J Hus was just another 19 year-old East London college dropout with a minor criminal record to his name. In less than 12 months, he’s become one of the most talked about new talents at the forefront of the current Grime resurgence. Born Momodou Jallow and bought up in Stratford, East London by his single parent mother, Hus first started rapping in Primary School after hearing 50 Cent. He continued to write rhymes throughout Senior School, inspired by the likes of Skepta and, later on, South London rappers Krept & Konan.

Since then, Hus has seen an exponential increase in popularity; as well as viral freestyles and street heaters like “Dem Boys Paigon” and “Calling Me”, Lethal B has asked Hus to support him on tour this Autumn while Krept & Konan invited him to join them onstage at this year’s Wireless Festival, after his own set earlier on in the day. Later on this year, he can be heard on a forthcoming Katy B album, while his debut mixtape, 15th Day, won acclaim from Noisey, Complex and i-D.

Released completely independently with no mainstream media or marketing, 15th Day has already had over one million plays in just one month, while the videos for street anthems “No Lie,” “Lean & Bop” and “Dem Boys Paigon” have so far collectively amassed over 6 million plays on YouTube. His freestyles for Link Up TV, Charlie Sloth’s Fire in the Booth, Westwood’s Crib Sessions, #StreetHeat and the one that made him his name – Fli5star – have clocked up over 5m plays to date. In the summer of 2015, Hus secured a single deal with Black Butter, known as the incubator of talent of everyone from Rudimental to Jess Glynne and MNEK.

As well as building an ever-growing online audience, Hus has also garnered support from Tim Westwood, Krept & Konan and Jamal Edwards, all of who feature in the video for “Lean & Bop,” J’s first official release on Black Butter. Boasting an ebullient blend of Dancehall, Afrobeat, Grime and R&B, the possibilities for J Hus appear endless.