J Hus, the acclaimed English emcee and singer, is set to unveil his highly anticipated third studio album, ‘Beautiful and Brutal Yard,’ tomorrow, July 14, via the renowned Black Butter label. Ahead of the album’s release, J Hus has dropped the third and final single, titled ‘Militerian,’ featuring the talented Nigerian-British artist, Naira Marley.
‘Militerian’ stands alongside J Hus’ previously released solo track in May, ‘It’s Crazy,’ and his June collaboration with Drake, ‘Who Told You,’ on the album’s impressive 19-track lineup. This latest offering serves as a vibrant celebration of the shared heritage between J Hus and Naira Marley. In a display of pride and affirmation, J Hus confidently raps on the opening verse, “When they ask me where I come from, I tell ’em straight, ‘I’m an African.'”
The song’s infectious energy is further amplified by J Hus’ lyrics, where he acknowledges his universal appeal, proclaiming, “The gyal love me to the maximum, they need me like oxygen. Nigerian, Gambian, Militerian, Malian.” In a clever nod to his collaborator, J Hus subtly emphasizes the final nationality, ‘Militerian,’ by incorporating a faint “r” sound, brilliantly showcasing the unity between the two artists. This clever lyrical choice is highlighted in the vibrant music video directed by TG Omori, featuring a quick cut to Naira Marley, who raises both hands in a gesture of appreciation.
As anticipation builds for the release of ‘Beautiful and Brutal Yard,’ J Hus’ latest single ‘Militerian’ not only solidifies his position as a trailblazing artist but also serves as a testament to the power of embracing and celebrating cultural diversity. With its infectious rhythms and powerful lyrics, this collaboration between J Hus and Naira Marley is poised to captivate audiences worldwide and further elevate both artists’ careers.