Better late than never, so here we have it..the #CGUK team take a look back at what is a game changing album from J Hus. An artist who has took the UK game by storm over the past couple of years, and this album was definitely needed. Prior to 'Common Sense' the London artist had dropped 'The 15th Day' back in 2015, which saw a huge boost in popularity with 'Dem Boy Paigon' becoming one of the most popular tracks in the scene at that point. It was at this point when the likes of Mo Stack and Section Boyz were breaking onto the scene with 'No Buddy' and 'Trapping Ain't Dead'. J Hus continued to rise to the top as he hit us with singles like 'Lean And Bop', 'Friendly' and 'Playing Sport'.
And, now he is here..a project consisting of 17 tracks released through 'Black Butter Records', a label that is home to some huge names including, DJ Khaled, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Young T & Bugsey, and My Nu Leng. They now have Hus on the roster, and they definitely got him snapped up at the right time in his career.
For me, 'The Ugly Man' has found the perfect balance between UK Rap, Afrobeats, Dancehall and you might find some grime influences in their too. From when his name blew up, one thing that drew me to him was his versatility, and this has served him well on 'Common Sense'.
We see some big features on this as he brings through, Mo Stack, Mist, Burna Boy and Tiggs Da Author. I think it was clear for everyone to see that Mo and M I S to the T would be making an appearance as 'Fisherman' has been doing the rounds for some time now, but there has been no sight of an official release. Well, not only is the wait over for the album, but that track also as it sits as the 10th track on the album.
You can check out the full tracklist below.
Common Sense - Tracklist
1. Common Sense
2. Bouff Daddy
4. Leave Me
5. Closed Doors
6. Did You See
7. Like Your Style
9. Sweet Cheeks
10. Fisherman ft. Mist & MoStack
11. Good Time ft. Burna Boy
13. Mash Up ft. MoStack
15. Good Luck Chale ft. Tiggs Da Author
16. Who You Are
The Newham raised creative holds down the album on his own up until the 10th track where he brings through Mist and Mo for 'Fisherman'. Not many artists can release a project with such a big tracklist, and they definitely cannot do it with so little features. This in itself is a huge statement into the talent and ability that Hus possesses, and there is no doubt that he has a huge career ahead of him. Aswell as this, the selected artists who feature come in and drop the highest quality content, there is not point where you question anyways spot on the album, and it is clear that Hus and his team had a clear vision for this album.
If you haven't already you definitely need to stream or purchase a copy of this excellent new project. You can stream it via Spotify below.