Big Conspiracy

Album Review of Big Conspiracy by J Hus.

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Big Conspiracy

J Hus

Big Conspiracy by J Hus

Release Date: Jan 24, 2020
Record label: Black Butter
Genre(s): Rap

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Big Conspiracy - Excellent, Based on 3 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

Big Conspiracy arrives after a tumultuous 18 months for J Hus , who has dealt with a fair few issues in-between album releases. He doesn't specifically reference these problems, but his persona on the album plays up to his perception as the anti-hero - brash, violent but often humorous and undeniable likeable. His recent life experience seems also to have matured his worldview, as this album feels far more introspective and controlled than its predecessor.

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Pitchfork - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10
80

J Hus' conservative detractors believe he and his music play an outsized role in the UK's so-called knife crisis. In December 2018, the London rapper was sentenced to eight months in prison after being arrested for carrying a knife at a local shopping center, his third arrest for carrying a knife or being involved in knife fights. When he was stabbed in 2015, he was criticized for making gang signs in his hospital bed and glorifying violence.

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Clash Music
Their review was positive

2019 was far from kind to J Hus. The East London rapper lost his freedom, sentenced to jail after being caught in possession of a knife outside Stratford's Westfield Centre. He also lost his father, the impact of grief leaving a lasting impression on the mental health of an artist who has only just turned 23 years old. At times - put simply - J Hus has not been a well man.

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