Gambian-British emcee J Hus has teamed up with Nigerian-American act Burna Boy for an exceptional collaborative track entitled ‘Masculine’. The two African-born artists have been topping the charts in their respective countries, so it is only right that they join forces for a single.
Earlier this year, Stormzy declared that Africa is making the best music in the world, which is accurate as the Afrobeat genre sweeps both the US and the UK. J Hus is one of the most prominent Afrobeat musicians in the UK currently. Following the release of his new album Beautiful And Brutal Yard, the ‘Bouff Daddy’ act has decided to release visuals for one of the project’s singles.
Beautiful And Brutal Yard, debuted at number one on the UK Albums chart and saw appearances from the likes of Drake, Jorja Smith, Burna Boy and Popcaan. It was also recently short-listed for the 2023 Mercury Prize. As such, the emcee (real name Momodou Jallow) has been touring and performing live in the UK.
The visuals for ‘Masculine’ were shot at one of J Hus’ recent performances at the London Stadium by Nathan Miller, who also captured the exciting behind-the-scenes parties before the concert. Footage of J Hus and Burna Boy hanging out and having a good time backstage is seamlessly woven into the video as well as lively clips of the performance itself.
Jallow will be touring the UK and Ireland for the entirety of the Autumn and will be concluding the tour with back-to-back shows at the O2 in London in November. These performances will be the musician’s first since before the pandemic when he joined Drake onstage in London after his release from jail on a knife possession charge.
Concerning this latest body of work, the album’s executive producer TSB said to The Fader, “I think he wants you to really have to sit down and take time to understand who he is and what he stands for and why he represents what he represents. He’s somebody that always delivers something different.”
J Hus’ last album, Big Conspiracy, was critically acclaimed and was certified Gold just prior to the lockdowns of 2020. You can watch the video for ‘Masculine’ below.