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J Hus Biography

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J Hus, born Momodou Lamin Jallow, is a British rapper and singer renowned for his contributions to the Afroswing genre. His music career, which started in 2014, has been marked by several successful releases including hit singles and critically acclaimed albums. He has significantly influenced the British hip hop scene, earning several awards and nominations along the way. Despite facing legal issues and personal challenges, J Hus has remained a prominent figure in the music industry.

J Hus
Full Name Momodou Lamin Jallow
Born May 26, 1996 (age 27)
Nationality British
Occupation Musician
Relationship Status Single
Awards Best British Male
Organization Black Butter

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Early Life

  • Born on 26 May 1996 in London, England, to Gambian parents.
  • Grew up in the Stratford district, raised by his mother who migrated to England at the age of 25.
  • He is of Fula and Wolof heritage and was raised in the Muslim faith.
  • As a child, he was exposed to African music at home and at parties.
  • Initially aspired to be an ac tor, but his focus shifted around Year 10 or Year 11.
  • He was expelled from school due to his involvement in troublesome activities.
  • His stage name, “J Hus,” is derived from the word “hustler,” inspired by his secondary school enterprise of selling doughnuts individually for profit.


  • His education journey was disrupted when he was expelled from school during his secondary education.


  • Began his music career in 2014 by recording freestyles and publishing them online.
  • His breakthrough came with the release of “Dem Boy Paigon” in 2015.
  • Scored a major hit with “Did You See” in 2017, which peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.
  • His debut album, “Common Sense,” was released in 2017, reaching number six on the UK Albums Chart.
  • In 2020, his second album, “Big Conspiracy,” topped the UK Albums Chart.
  • His single, “Who Told You,” featuring Drake, reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 2023.
  • He released his third album, “Beautiful And Brutal Yard,” in July 2023.

Awards and Nominations

  • His debut album, “Common Sense,” was named the best UK album of 2017 by Complex.
  • His single, “Friendly,” released in 2016, received a nomination at the 2016 MOBO Awards.
  • His second album, “Big Conspiracy,” reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Personal Life

  • J Hus is a supporter of Arsenal F.C.
  • He has faced several legal issues, including arrests for carrying a knife and for violent disorder.
  • In 2015, he was admitted to hospital after being stabbed five times, which subsequently led to mild PTSD.
  • Despite the challenges in his personal life, he continues to focus on his music career and therapy for his PTSD.

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