Burna Boy and J Hus have collaborated on a minimum of five tracks to date. In one interview, Burna stated that J Hus was his favorite collaboration. The international superstar, Burna Boy, released “City Boys” from his seventh album, “I Told Them,” on August 25, 2023, which has since gained immense popularity. The album made its debut at the top spot on the Official UK Albums chart. Notably, Burna received seven nominations at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in September.
During an interview with Henrieviii of Kiss Fresh, published on October 4, The African Giant discussed his decision to use audio from J Hus’s Instagram story as the introduction to “City Boys.” J Hus, a British rapper and singer, often referred to himself as “Mr. Ugly” due to society’s perception of black African men.
Burna explained that J Hus was representing black African men who, at one point, were considered unattractive by societal beauty standards. Mainstream media and these standards have historically marginalized those who didn’t fit these molds.