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J Hus Has Been Sentenced to Eight Months in Jail for Knife Possession

The rapper has been convicted following an arrest in June.

Gambian-Biritish grime rapper J Hus has been sentenced to eight months in prison for knife possesion, reports BBC News.

The artist, neé Momodou Jallow, was arrested in Stratford London in June when police pulled him over near a shopping center, claming that they smelled cannabis. Police officers asked Hus if he was carrying anything illegal, to which the rapper admitted that he had a 10cm folding knife in his possession. When asked why, he responded: "You know, it's Westfield."

Hus pleaded guilty at a hearing in October after initially pleading not guilty.

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DJ Tunez Enlists Wizkid and Reekado Banks for New Banger 'Turn Up'

This one comes just in time for the holiday "turn up."

DJ Tunez is back with his latest banger featuring fellow Nigerian artists Reekado Banks and Wizkid.

"Turn Up" is a mid-tempo jam, that sees Reekado Banks taking the lead as he delivers the opening and closing verses as well as the song's catchy hook. Wizkid joins in one the second verse, adding slightly fuzzy vocals on top of Baby Fresh's smooth production.

READ: Listen to DJ Tunez's 'Afro Selections' Playlist

DJ Tunez shared the song and single artwork this morning on his Instagram.

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Burna Boy Won 2018

In 2018, Burna Boy was Nigerian music's most undeniable force. But is he the king of Naija music?

The first time I saw Burna Boy's "Like to Party" video I was shook. The artist looks knowingly at the screen as he sings the words "you see my dark shades on like I can't see you, but you no say me fancy you" with a flirtatious smirk on his face. Needless to say—I was into it. The rockstar bravado, the flashy style, the sweet-sounding party anthem—all of it. That was 2012.

By the time he dropped "Soke," in 2015, I was convinced he was "the one." Sure, I'd heard afrobeats songs I liked before then, but none had truly grabbed me like that song, or the man behind it. It was how I thought contemporary Nigerian music ought to sound; inspired by the past but not derivative, and not simply tailor-made for the club either. Burna's unique appeal felt obvious to me then, but in 2018 it became undeniable.

The self-proclaimed afrofusion artist has been the pride of the "in the know" afrobeats crowd for some time—a stunning talent that sometimes went overlooked while the masses argued over who between Davido and Wizkid was king of the Naija pop throne. His sheer talent was acknowledged, but still it seemed his name wasn't brought up enough in conversations about the genre's greatest stars.

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