DARK VADER – J HUS | ‘Dark Vader’ was featured on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.

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The EP’s highlight, “Dark Vader,” makes good on some of the promise of Hus’ debut. It bears all the wonderful marks of his previous musical diversity: The track’s production is a colorful and confident fusion of dancehall and grime that has an energy all its own. The beat—composed of galloping polyrhythms, groovy synth arpeggios, and a marching band’s worth of horns—is a backdrop so vivacious, few would have the personality to keep up with it. That’s not a problem for J Hus.

Just in time for summer, J Hus drops a new EP Big Spang. The project is only three tracks long, but the high quality and level of the songwriting leaves you satisfied nonetheless. The essential track from the project is “Dark Vader”, which, similar to his breakout “Did You See”, takes you to the islands with his dancehall influenced tunes.

 

 

[Intro]
If I can’t, if I can’t, if I can’t, if I can’t

[Chorus]
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
You wouldn’t look at me, you’d go look your friend

[Verse 1]
Black boy come like a dark Vader
Gyal there lookin’ like a Tomb Raider
Call my guy, tell him “do me one favour”
Leave the ends, come back a month later
All the praise goes to the Maker
Auntie put rice in the container
If that gyal bad then I must take her
I’m not a stealer, I’m a taker
He don’t wanna grind, he’s a complainer
Dem man never done a hard labour
I don’t know what I want, but I want paper
Sit back, roll up, I want paper
They wan’ do me like Nelson Mandela
Talk about gyal, man get hella
Too much gyal, I got a dilemma
Hood gyal wearin’ bandana

 


 

[Chorus]
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
You wouldn’t look at me, you’d go look your friend

[Verse 2]
I swear they can’t do it how we do it
Every time I done it, I say “I didn’t do it”
When I came with the clique, it’s like everybody thought
It was G-G-G-G-G-G Unit
Laugh at the old stress cuh we been through it
Pull up on anyone I got an issue with
Wanna learn how to hustle? I can teach you it
Every L I took, man, I needed it
Now the whole hood see me on the big tele
If that gyal bad, give her big belly
You see me with the clique, yeah, the clique deh deh
Man haffi roll up a big zeggae
Tell all the gangsta dem to loosen up
I like that gyal with a beauty spot
I stepped out of bed, I was Gucci’d up
I only make racks, I don’t do too much

[Chorus]
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
If I can’t have you, nobody can
Bare face so they all know who I am
If you saw what the skeng done to the man
You wouldn’t look at me, you’d go look your friend

[Outro]
Black boy come like a dark Vader
Gyal there lookin’ like a Tomb Raider
Call my guy, tell him “do me one favour
Leave the ends, come back a month later”
All the praise goes to the Maker
Auntie put rice in the container
If that gyal bad then I must take her
I’m not a stealer, I’m a taker
JAE5

Momodou Jallow (born 26 May 1995), better known by his stage name J Hus, is an English rapper and singer signed to Black Butter Records. He is best known for his 2017 single “Did You See”, which charted at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, but also featured on Stormzy and Ghetts’ “Bad Boys” from his album Gang Signs & Prayer which peaked at number 22 and on Dave’s “Samantha”, which peaked at number 63. J Hus is also well known for his hit single, “Dem Boy Paigon” which was released in 2015. On 12 May 2017, J Hus released his debut album, Common Sense, and went straight to number 3 on the iTunes chart, peaking at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart. The ‘Hus’ part of his name comes from his reputation as a hustler at school, where he would sell marked-up doughnuts in the playground.


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