Jhus – Janina

On Thursday the 9th of November Jhus took to the Birmingham Arena as part of his Common Sense tour. The grime artist first came onto the scene with his album the 15th day which was released in July 2015. The album included the songs I’m coming, Warm it up and Guns and butter. The 21-year-old then released his album Common Sense which came in at No.6 on the official charts after being released in May 2017. It spent several weeks in the top 10 selling an impressive 2.8 million copies.

Mamodou Jallow (stage name Jhus) was bought up in Stratford by his Gambian Mother. He was signed to Black butter label in 2013 but he began his career by recording freestyles and releasing them online. On 11 May 2017 he announced that he was signing to Epic Records and shortly after he released his album Common Sense.

The 21-year-old started his tour in November in Bristol at the O2 academy and finishes on the 25th in Berlin. The show started off with a DJ who was playing grime, trap, R&B and UK rap to get the crowd warmed up and ready for the man himself.

He started off the night with his hit song Sport which was released in July 2016 and since has managed to reached 1.4m views on YouTube. He decided to get the crowd hyped by getting everyone to partake in a massive moshpit. The crowd all parted into a huge circle and waited for the beat to drop at which point all you could see was mayhem. Bottles went flying and everyone was dancing; it was the perfect way to start the concert.

Here is what Jourdan Myers had to say about the concert: https://soundcloud.com/user-979350292/jhus

The artist was first introduced to the scene after doing a cover of the song Want from me by artist Kojo Funds. Kojo is best known for his song fine wine however the release of his song Want from Me did not go down quite as smoothly. Jhus’ cover of the song, which was released in 2015 reached 2.2 million views on YouTube whilst Kojo’s original version only reached 572k. This caused obvious tension between the two grime artists and as a result both released a stream of diss-tracks trying to prove their own relevance.

It is obvious that Jhus’ version of the song is still the crowd favourite with the crowd in Birmingham going insane when the artist begun singing the song. He followed it up with his other hit single, Friendly, Bouff daddy and Fisherman.

He had two Mercedes’ on the stage, one white one and one black, to represent the famous line ‘came in a black Benz left in a white one’ from his song “Did you see” which chartered at number 9 on the UK singles chart. He ended his concert with the popular song however the night was still not over. His DJ’s from the opening of the concert returned to keep the party going and they did so extremely well. Noone wanted to leave as they enjoyed the positive vibes that were there all night.

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