Before J Hus shared the stage with Drake in March 2019, he started where most rappers and burgeoning artists do: SoundCloud. He eventually switched to freestyle videos on YouTube, which led to his debut mixtape in 2015, “The 15th Day.” The mixtape generated enough buzz to land a record deal with Black Butter, a Sony-owned label, in Dec. 2015. The resulting debut album, “Commense Sense,” was warmly praised by critics and even peaked at the No. 6 spot on the UK album charts. But Hus’ trajectory towards success was briefly set back by a brief sentence in prison, after he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a knife in public in Dec. 2018, according to BBC News. Before that, Hus spent time in prison in 2014 and 2015, according to his profile in The Guardian in 2017. Fans were overjoyed when Hus was reportedly released from prison early after his latest stint. The warm welcome back was expected, as Hus’ hits such as “Did You See,” “Bouf Daddy” and “Friendly” have accumulated millions of views!