J Hus ‘Big Conspiracy’ review: soulful British rapper barely puts a foot wrong on introspective second album
The London rapper, whose last album was 2020’s ‘Big Conspiracy’, teased the new project on Twitter earlier this week (August 24).
The musician wrote: “Can’t lie deep down I know the uk scene need Hus back.”
Back in May, J Hus had been “hard at work” on his third album, according to a source close to the rapper.
He’s also reportedly wanted to enlist Stormzy and Dave for the next record.
J Hus had previously previewed two new tracks during an Instagram live session in March. One of the new efforts showed off laid-back pianos and a similar vibe to his acclaimed 2017 debut ‘Common Sense’, while the other track saw him teasing a heavier rap sound.
Can’t lie deep down I know the uk scene need Hus back.
— Jae5 (@JAE5_) August 24, 2021
He’d previously told fans that he was set to release a 26-track album later in 2021.
“I’m back in the studio on March 1,” Hus wrote at the time, before adding that he hopes the 26-track record will be ready “by August”.
In a five-star review of ‘Big Conspiracy’, NME‘s Dhruva Balram wrote: “With club-ready tracks sharing space with hard-won wisdom, J Hus’ second album is a brilliant, career-defining collection.
“Hus rarely puts a foot out of place over 13 tracks,” he continued, adding: “The growth and progression here is stunning.”
J Hus was also among the winners at GRM Daily‘s 2020 Rated Awards last September as he picked up the prize for Best Album for ‘Big Conspiracy’.